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Responsive Resumes
4.8
from 100 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Charice M.
Verified review

Nura's response and turnaround time reflects the world class service she provides to every client. My resume was returned in less than 24 business hours and high quality. If you don't have the time or know how to create your own professional documents, she is the woman for the job.

Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua M.
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My time with Maverick Consulting was everything I could have hoped for and more. My name is Joshua Wolk and as someone who has severe dyslexia, resumes and cover letter writing is extremely difficult for me. My federal resume create by Maverick Consulting was well written and insightful. Additionally, I presented my resume to a member of the Rocky Mountain National Park human resources team for input and it was well received. As so someone who works in natural resources management (a scientific and jargon filled profession) I was worried this would be a problem. This was not the case and my time spent with Lisa-Beth ended in a out standing resume and cover letter! I would and will recommend this service to anyone interested in a tailored federal resume and cover letter!

Top Pro
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Geneza S.
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What impressed me about Carl is his teaching technique. He does his best to work around my schedule.He is reliable, easy to reach and on time. I'm confident that I'm going to improve my writing skills with his help.

Skidmore Business Solutions
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Danika K.
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Robert was on it from the time I requested help from Thumbtack. He is quick fast and efficient. I will hire Robert to assist me anytime I have editing or professional paper writing needs! Thanks again Robert.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hyojong K.
Verified review

Lois is a very professional and considerate tutor. She is helping my writing skill and accent. In addition, she has a producer background and share her knowledge and expertise. She teaches me the entertainment business cultures and how to be a strong female producer in US. She is not just an English teacher. She loves to motivate and inspire her students. I highly recommend her.

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The Page Mage
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher D.
Verified review

The plot review was spot on and offered fair and concise feedback on how to improve the writing. The copy was returned with missed errors (misspellings and punctuation issues that weren't found). Very good at communicating the status of the work.

Elegant Editing
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew F.
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I have been pondering in my ❤ for over twenty years to take a chance with my writing of songs and pomes. When I finally decide to take a chance on my maniusripts, I found the right person for me. I finally decide to take a chance and spend some money. Not so much for speeding the money, it was my pride. If you want something done, then do it. Thankyou Melanie, we need you. Jesus Christ will never let us down.

The Press Gang
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Annie S.
Verified review

Skip Press displayed outstanding literary writing skills when he edited my romance novel. He turned it into an entertaining, compelling, fluent, and beautiful story that will be memorable to all its readers. Besides, Skip is personable, reliable, and gets the work finished on time without any hassle. As a result of my good experience working with Skip, I highly recommend him to other authors. Annie S. Barnes, Ph.D.

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Delonda M.
Verified review

I knew Chris a little when he was at Garfield, as a community organizer, and hired him for my daughter — he’s taken the lessons of Garfield to heart, and good at communicating with a diverse array of students. Now my daughter has started at Garfield, and she’s writing with great confidence — a privilege.

Kiran Chaggan
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Akshay P.
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Helped me with writing my resume and she did it in a timely manner. Def worth the price for what I was charged for

  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Lawrence G.
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Mauri was by far the easiest to talk to, friendly and above all, intelligent, organized and creative minds I have ever encountered. Always terrified writing my own resumes, with several bad and uncomfortable experiences with third party companies who never seemed to listen or convey the information I gave them, it was a true breath of fresh air to find Mauri. Not only did she actively listen to me go on and on with the patience of saint, but was kind enough to help me find the self esteem and for the first time in my life, have a resume I not only feel comfortable representing me, but proud to present to perspective employers. Too bad there aren't 100 more like her.

The Write Girl
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Moustafa H.
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Cynthia returned my Sunday call. She her writing style is fantastic!

  • 26 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart W.
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Brad prepared a quality resume & cover letter for me. We met at his office and spent close to an hour learning about my sales background and what I wanted to achieve in a job. I even referred a friend who hired him based on my suggestion. Upon my initial resume I never asked for a re-write till now. I wasn't receiving any responses on the positions I applied for. Brad went out of his way to work with me on some re-write adjustments and now I feel 100% more confident. I strongly recommend his services.

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Soon H.
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As a first time writer I was very skeptical to whom I could trust with my six years of progress but Celia did an excellent job in editing, proof-reading and helping my dream become a reality.

Sociotechtonics
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Rico Q.
Verified review

I am a software developer looking to gain some knowledge in statistics for developing automated stock trading systems. JD and I corresponded many time through Thumbtack, but I did not use his services. He was honest enough to tell me that the likelihood of writing a profitable system is very low. He also has a background in IT, which makes me respect his opinion even more. I would recommend JD, and if I ever need statistics help he will be the first person I call.

Kandice Stroh
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart G.
Verified review

I have worked with Kandice for almost 12 years off and on and each time I look forward to the experience because I learn so much from her. Kandice is an excellent writer and editor, imaginative, creative, on point, is able to grasp even the most complicated narrative and massage it to be perfect. Her extremely wicked sense of humor is so refreshing. She can take the mundane and turn it into a brilliant work of character development and plot line mastery. As a public speaker, prepare to laugh and come away with much more knowledge than you went in there with. An actress, acting teacher, a powerful sense of character development that can bring out the best and worst in people. Dependable, creative, contributory, a leader, funny, team player, and a dear friend of the printed word.

KNDK Consulting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julia E.
Verified review

Kelly works professionally and thoroughly to ensure that you are happy with the result. I have worked with her multiple times and recommend her as a great source for anyone who needs help with their writing!

Writing Technicians For You
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
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Rudy has terrific technical writing skills. His writing skills are equally precise and accurate in English and Spanish. It was a pleasure to work with Rudy as he edited my work.

Paul R.
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Heather has been fantastic and insightful - I'm so very happy I've hired Heather.

  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Renee C.
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Lisa-Beth revised my resume and cover letter. She did an excellent job focusing my intent while my maintaining my own voice through the writing.

Donegal Faire Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christy L.
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I needed a bio for a website. Her writing is amazing. She went above and beyond my expectations.

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Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses that qualify for government grants, and individuals who qualify for foundation or government grants. Hiring a good grant writer can help you gain funding in your chosen field. According to the American Grant Writers’ Association, grant writers can help you research potential grant opportunities; write grant proposals, create budgets, and build budget narratives; review written materials before you submit; prepare a business plan; analyze your organization for grant competitive qualities; prepare research grants; help with 501(c)(3) applications for nonprofits; and more. Investing in the right grant writer could result in a financial win for your organization. Generally no licenses or certificates are required to be a good grant writer, but you may want to find a grant writer who has been certified (not just received a certificate of completion) by a reputable organization such as the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. Qualities to look for in a good grant writer include:

  • Proven success writing winning grants, especially in your target area.
  • Strong writing skills.
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  • Careful attention to detail — brilliant grant proposals may be rejected just for formatting errors, so you want someone who follows instructions explicitly.
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How much does a grant writer cost?

Hiring a grant writer can give you a competitive edge when applying for financial grants for your business or nonprofit organization, or as an individual. The cost to hire a grant writer can vary depending on their academic background, areas of expertise, previous grant writing success and years of experience. According to the Grant Professionals Association, grant writers should be paid hourly or by flat fee. It is unethical for a grant writer to accept a commission or percentage compensation of grant monies received. They can, however, be awarded bonuses in line with the hiring company’s prevailing practices. Here are some examples of average grant writing fees:

  • Hourly rate for grant writers with less experience or fewer grants awarded: $25-$35 per hour.
  • Hourly rate for grant writers with some degree of success: $35-$75 per hour.
  • Hourly rate for grant writers with proven success winning large grants: $75-$150 or more per hour.
  • For a smaller grant, the writer may charge a flat fee of $200-$500 for preparation and submission.  

Pricing may also vary based on the complexity of the grant application. A federal grant that requires pages of research, budgets and a business plan may take more than 30 hours to prepare. For a high-level grant writer who charges $100 per hour, this means $3,000 or more in grant writing fees.

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