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  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Adnan T.
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He is very experienced and knowledgeable. He keeps his lesson effective, engaging and fun. Our kids are able to stay focus and overcome their fear of writing. We definitely plan to keep working with Tim

Dilithium Consulting
3.5
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia S.
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Steve's rework of my resume, and the cover letters that he provided, are excellent. His turnaround was fast. He was helpful with additional tips on how to approach today's job market. Thank you Steve!

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tressa O.
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I've been CEO of my late husband's SaaS business for the last ten years. As such, it's been a long time since I've written a resume. I was in total chaos selling my business and looking for a new career. Brian, helped me layout all the responsibilities and positions that I preformed during my tenure at the software company along with my own 20 years in the hospitality industry. Brian was great to work. He is warm and well versed in career coaching, resume writing and helpful hints on interviewing. His process consisting of a two hour interview, a follow-up review session, and as many drafts and edits as needed. I also had him re-create my LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and recommended resources for successful interviews. The end product was excellent and concise. His rates are reasonable,. He is a talented man with a wealth of experience. I recommend him. I've already gotten two interviews in one week.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jo B.
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I have received many comments and emails complimenting my writing skills which I attribute directly to working with Dr. Steinberger.

Creative Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ed M.
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Evelyn didn’t just write my resume. She helped me understand what someone reading my resume who didn’t know me would want to see, and what wasn’t necessary to put in. She got me to rethink how I viewed myself and my contributions at work. I am also glad I went with someone local rather than some big resume place because it was more personal and she took the time to get to know me as a person, even though we did everything online and on the phone. I got the job, and the person interviewing me even complemented me on my resume. I’ve recommended her to others and will continue to do so

Megan B.
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I was provided with a quality resume and cover letter and additional assistance with my linkedin profile. She was prompt and responsive. Provided me with the additional knowledge I needed to craft a well produced resume.

Amardeep S.
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Professional and thorough, would recommend again.

Videos With Wendy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I create fun and engaging videos for you to advertise your business.

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I write and edit technical documents including internal requirements specifications, advertising and marketing copy, and creative writing.

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Words are powerful; with us we use them to your advantage. Whether it is website content or blog and article content, we deliver high-quality and original content.

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I am a meticulous editor with a polished ability to massage a piece of writing into an effective final draft. Whether it's an essay, article, story, or speech, I have an eye and an ear for good, solid writing, and I take pride in nurturing the true voice of each individual writer. My work has been published in an anthology of flash nonfiction called Two@SJSU and in 2012, I won a Catherine Urban Scholarship for writing as well as the Lois King Thore Short Story Award in 2013.

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Tiffany Sanders has high standards, dedication, motivation, professional and ethical practices. Dynamic Graphic Design She has creative and technical writing abilities, in-depth and extensive grant proposalskills, accurate and detailed accounting and field records, innovative and diligent marketing tactics and an impeccable customer relation track record.

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Need the words to come alive? Words we use define us. It's the words and the structure we strung them in tell our story. Words we use tell how exacting or sloppy we are; the structure tells how cogent or muddled our thinking is. Good writing is when it gets your thoughts right and also keeps your readers interested in them. I attempt making words and structure in sync. See if that works for you.

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Is your writing desperate for descriptions, anxious for adjectives, and craving commas? We can help! Are you learning English as a second language and want some help in proofreading? We can help! Do you have some other linguistic needs? Get in touch! Our hardworking writers are waiting with their pencils poised.

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Writing/Editing/Tutoring Events/ Entertainment Music Creative Coaching With over 10 years of combined experience in higher education, events, and entertainment, QueenEarth brings a unique perspective to her students and every audience.

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FarSun Communications: Business Plan Development I have many years of experience in developing business plans for start up ventures. Here is a brief summary. Please contact me to discuss your project. My rates are very competitive. Services offered include: * Concept Consultation * Funding Research and Strategy Development * Marketing Research * Competitive Analysis * Permit Research * Business Plan Narrative * Budgeting * Financial Projections For more information and samples: see FarSun website ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FarSun Communications: Contract Grant Writing Services Raise your budget. 1. Save Development Costs: It is cheaper to contract a grant writer than supporting a salaried staff person. A contract grant writer saves organizations via workers comp, health benefits, employment tax, payroll costs, overhead and supervision. 2. Increase Quality of Work and Success Rate: As a professional contract grant writer, I can provide an exceptionally high quality application which contributes to higher success rates in funding. 3. Identify New Funding Sources: I have expertise in identifying funding sources to support the grant writing process. I have been able to locate many RFPs and other funding sources that many agencies are not aware of. For more information and samples: see FarSun website ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- FarSun Communications: Research, Technology and Academic Text Editing and Polishing We offer fast, inexpensive English editing and polishing services for academic theses, dissertations and research reports in the fields of high technology, solar energy, genetics, ecology, the environment, medicine and health, computer software and computer engineering. Our business is to help your manuscript get published with clear, professional language. We recognize that every detail is crucial. We are scientists and engineers like you. Contact us to discuss rates and deadlines. Payment via Paypal. Think of us as your personal assistants. All communications will be kept confidential. For more information and samples: see FarSun website

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I have a versatile background in writing and editing and can understand writing in different formats and for widely different audiences.

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We bring 20 years of experience working in a broad range of industries, improving both internal and external communications. Our college essay coaching services have helped students achieve excellent success in acceptance to high profile colleges and universities. With 10 years experience working with foreign students and professionals we have helped them achieve results comparable to that of native speakers. We have helped to raise the profile of those in the public speaking realm in crafting persuasive speeches and direct mail materials.

  • 3 years in business
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Attention to detail. The transition of the writing.

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I have English tutoring experience. I proofread, edit, assist with academic, professional, and creative writing.

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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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