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Thinque Prep
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel K.
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Joyee was instrumental in helping me edit and revise my personal statement for graduate school. With his assistance, I developed a strong personal statement that ultimately got me admission into my top choice. He is really the best!

PK Consulting
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Gary L.
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I was completely satisfied. He was extremely timely and responsive. I used him to design a logo for my new business. His initial round contained even more samples than he had promised, and he was extremely responsive as I requested edits and narrowed down my choices. His pricing was extremely competitive. I would definitely recommend him.

  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney K.
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Desiree has been outstanding to work with. She is dedicated, skilled and experienced in her craft of writing, editing and content creating. As a graphic designer and a freelancer myself, I have worked with all different types of writers. I always find myself saying, I wish I had Desiree around. The best thing about working with her has been has been the multitude of ideas she has—she always provided me with GREAT content to work with and pretty much was an all around go-getter. I think some of our best work came from social media and e-mail marketing. Whenever I had a layout that just didn’t work out—she was able to edit her content to make it work. We also had a huge jump in consumer engagement with how Desiree engaged with them and from the content she created. I definitely miss having her around!

  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brennan F.
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Karen is amazing! She encouraged me to think harder about what I was writing, and pushed me to create my best writing. Most importantly, Karen helped my voice shine through in my essays. She was wonderful to work with, and she always got edits back to me quickly. Her comments and suggestions were very intelligent and got me to really think about what message I was conveying in my writing. I wish I could go through the college application process again just to work with Karen a second time!!

Ella Wagner
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janice M.
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Ella's editing is quick and efficient. Thanks Ella!

from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth G.
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I hired Jessica to help me with editing my previously self-published book, a true-life story about an amazing time in my life. She made the whole process very easy: she came to my home and we sat and talked, then she would go off and somehow perfectly translate my confused scribbles into what I was trying to say! Her writing is absolutely beautiful, and captured my deeper vision on paper. Jessica's company is called Write Angels, and what an angel she is! -Liz G.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alison G.
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I have collaborated with Katie on many writing and editing projects. Katie’s been an invaluable resource and collaborator in helping me put my best foot forward through the written word. Whether you need a second set of eyes for general email correspondence, to help with business presentations, to edits on your resume and LinkedIn profile (all things Katie has helped me with), Katie writes and edits with a keen sense of beginning, middle and end, getting to the core of what’s most important to convey all while keenly focusing on succinctness, and a sensitivity to the nuances of effective written communication. I highly recommend her.

Joseph's Bodacious Tutoring
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scot N.
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Joseph Descans helped me with the editing of several documents. His knowledge and editing skills were outstanding, and his patience with the process was the best part. It can be tremendously frustrating when you have "writer's block" and the words just don't come out right, but a patient tutor is such a great asset to have in your back pocket!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
April C.
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Joseph is informative, professional and a subject matter expert on writing and editing. I look forward to utilizing his services in the future.

Aviaro Editing Services
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Myla D.
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This company has done a variety of exceptional work projects for our household. Lloyd ensures that he fully understands what is wanted, writes a description of the project, and provides this description to you for your approval before starting the work. He does quality work, charges fair prices and is trustworthy. He is professional and has the knowledge and experience to handle many different projects - home repairs, painting, furniture assembly, computer repairs, and much more. He is truly a Handyman who is willing and able to tackle many different projects.


High energy professional with award winning background.


I have 30 years of strong, reliable, and varied professional experience in several fields of project management, successfully writing and editing for such organizations as the American Heart Association, City of Los Angeles, County of Orange, American Cancer Society, CIGNA HealthCare Insurance, and HeartWise Patient Education. I enjoy bringing that same caliber of outstanding service to individuals, students, professors, authors, and business professionals. I have a university degree in Sociology and a postgraduate degree in Community Health Education.


Avid writer with a keen interest in physiology, nutrition, healthcare, science, and nature. Education: B.S. in Physiology and a certificate in Technical Writing and Editing from the University of Washington. Past career experience includes: biological research, web coding, technical writing, content marketing, copywriting, and project/team management. Currently day jobbing as a Director of Business Integration in the EHR technology field.

  • 14 years in business

Writing and editing User Manuals,Books, magazines/articles, newsletters, was SOPs, policies and procedures, QA, manufacturing, product development AND more


A two-time NEAL award-winning journalist and web editor that drove site traffic up from 20 million to 40 million hits on FOX's site in NYC is here for your content needs. I have been trained by the best and am eager to turn around and use these skills to help you.


We are a team of writers, editors, designers, and marketers, that will help you get the customers, spice up that resume, or engage an audience. We are ready to help you build a WordPress site, market a Facebook page or rank up on Google's search engine. We build better business on the internet and want you to be our next success.


I will review your manuscript and edit it as necessary . I am a excellent proof reader. I will make sure the flow is there as well as clarity in what you are trying to convey. I love writing and everything about it and I think I would be a great set of eyes for you!


I am a writer, editor, and a UX professional with 20 years' experience. I love new projects and have the fastest turnaround in the business. Quality always comes over quantity. Hit me up!


I offer resume building and editing; proofing of cover letters, business letters, memos to clients, personnel and much more!


With a passion for catching mistakes in the written word, my career began nearly six ago as a copy editor/proofreader and transcriber. I love to learn and really enjoy taking on all types projects such as short stories, articles, novels and more. Being able to enhance your project is what I love about what I do.


I undertake projects with unparalleled reliability, sense of urgency, and perfectionism. I even just now looked up the spelling of "unparalleled" though I know full well how it is spelled.

Q & A

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How do you hire a good grant writer?

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.
  • Strong math skills and demonstrated proficiency with budgeting.
  • Careful attention to detail — brilliant grant proposals may be rejected just for formatting errors, so you want someone who follows instructions explicitly.
  • Expertise in your target area.
  • Punctuality and good communication skills.

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.

Most grant writers will provide you with a total cost estimate before agreeing to the work. You may be required to pay a deposit up front, or the grant writer may work from a retainer. Often, seasoned grant writers pay for themselves in the long run by writing successful grants.

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