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Thinque Prep
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
J. F.
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Joyee and David were there to help with a everything that I needed help on including test preparation and application writing. He always went above and beyond. At the end of it all Spencer got into Cornell Early Decision with their help! Thank you so much for everything!

SoCalResumes
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle H.
Verified review

I had never used a professional resume writing service but I am so glad I did. I love my new resume. Ashley did a fantastic job - exactly what was promised and worth every penny. I’m glad I’ll have a fresh resume when I officially kick off my search.

  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brennan F.
Verified review

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
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
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Ella spent months with my aunt, writing her memoir. She collected all of her emails, photos, and documents, did the research and carried her voice through the whole manuscript. For now, we're keeping it in the family, but it will be a family heirloom for generations to come.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I appreciate the punctuality and work quality of the service. Works great with one-to-one conversation and very supportive in the field of writing.

Write-Angels
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa T.
Verified review

Working with Jessica was super easy and a great experience. She helped me with the writing of my ebook. We used an outline I had written to discuss my concepts and thoughts. She then wrote a draft, which began an iterative process. She used a writing style that matched what I needed and through a back and forth process we completed exactly the book I was hoping for! Jessica was reliable, patient, very easy to work with and finished this on the timeframe that I needed. I wholeheartedly recommend her and will use her again!

Vanessa's Tutoring
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Isaac D.
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She is great! I was in need of a SAT english tutor in order to compete for a spot at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She showed up on time and if needed would stay extra to make sure I actually improved. I was extremely confident heading into my test and was accepted into West Point. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of any help with english. In addition, she helped me with writing a letter to West Point on why I want to attend. She is great!!!

Joseph's Bodacious Tutoring
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nadine W.
Verified review

Great experience!! Very helpful on ways to improve my writing skills and to get a better outlook on what requirements teachers are looking for!!! It was very helpful to have someone be able to read over my work and show me ways to execute my essay.

  • 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.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda T.
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Kim was great . She explained everything to me and gave simple directions that I can understand and she was very patient when it came to her payment . I had a hard time trying to do the pay pal or anything that involves the computer or my phone even . She was great to work with . ! She also sent me 2 resumes that I can choose from and they turned out great ! And it was done in the time frame that I needed .

Tutor House
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
About

I was asked to remain at a local elementary school even after the teacher I was subbing for returned. With district H R approval, I was asked to take over that class while the teacher on extended leave was asked to do assessment testing for multiple grades upon her return..This was a huge compliment to me and my abilities to create "a sense of community" for the students who had multiple subs and loss of continuity and progress.

Aviaro Editing Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Myla D.
Verified review

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.

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High energy professional with award winning background.

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I am a technical writer skilled in policy and procedure development, computer training, and QA testing.

  • 22 years in business
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We are original, tuned in to the current culture, while possessing a thorough knowledge of what works, what drives views, and how to bring that all together.

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I'm an independent job seeker. I do staff and property management, B-to-B sales, marketing, business presentation and training, advertising, writing/editing, and interior/ergonomic design.

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I don't know anyone who does what I do.

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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.

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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.

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

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I take your best work and ideas and do as I claim, "I proof and you prosper." I am highly skilled. I grew up in Ireland where writing and grammar are sacred skills. I take extraordinary pride in perfecting another's brilliance. My pricing is reasonable, and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget.

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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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