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Caitlin Looby, PhD
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
carina a.
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Dr Lobby, did an excellent job on proofreading a section of my thesis. Additionally, she replied quickly to my questions and provided feedback and suggestions.

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rishab K.
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My 4th grade son began to have bad scores on his math and he said he did not understand it. Jody started him at a level he knew really good and then began to make the math more hard. Jody repeated parts my son did not understand. Today my son is above grade level and performing good in school. Jody is patient, relaxed, very smart, and she used many ways to to help him understand. I tell everyone about Jody and her tutoring methods.

Michael Burns
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Rasa Z.
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I had the chance to work with Michael on a number of occasions, and he is always spot-on with great strategy, content and ideas. I especially think he is a gifted writer and problem-solver, and is probably one of the more resourceful people I've worked with in recent memory. He's very well-versed for digital engagements, including copywriting, content strategy, and certain types of transaction content and micro-copy. My only criticism is that he no longer lives close to me, so I can't meet with him face to face. But he's wonderful to work with regardless.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lexa G.
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Incredibly informative and helpful. Margaret provided excellent feedback and was constructive in her editing. My essay was much more cohesive because of her editing, but still allowed my own voice to show through. I would highly recommend her for any writing or editing assistance!

Pebble+Oak
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin M.
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We began working with Joe at Pebble+Oak 3 years ago. Joe is our go-to writer. As a web designer, I know how important it is to nail the look and feel of a website, but no matter how visually appealing a site is, my clients won't get business unless the content articulates their brand values. Time and time again Joe at Pebble+Oak writes clear, concise copy for our myriad clients. He is always able to tell our clients' stories in an authentic, yet professional manor. I highly recommend Joe and Pebble+Oak.

Insight Editing
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Martin H.
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Christine is a highly effective editor in that she supplements her impeccable grammatical corrections with perceptive writing guidance. Not only did she help me to complete my current project, she empowered me to succeed in future writing projects by helping me to find and strengthen my natural writing voice. Christine's approach to editing makes me feel like I am the best writer in the world. Christine patiently and promptly responded to all of my communications and she honored the schedule to which we agreed. I highly recommend Christine's editing services. You should engage her as early in your writing process as possible for the strongest finished product.

  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
HOWARD D.
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A true pro and a nice guy to boot. If your a starter or you make your living as a writer use him his guidance and critiques really help HOWARD SETTEL

Wordsmith Anna
4.0
from 1 review
  • 32 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joslyn O.
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Wonderful person!

About

I do writing, editing and publishing concerning railroading during the days of steam transportation. I have published, "Last Train From Cleveland", the story of a rail yard engineer. Also, I write for RV and travel related publications about travel in the US and Europe. Currently, I am publishing a new book, "Denver To DC: Inside the Real AMTRAK." This is a travelogue and features photographs of AMTRAK coaches, inside and out. I have a recent feature to be published in Family Motor Coach Association magazine, complete with photographs. Currently, I am writing, editing and publishing/producing quarterly newsletter for Air Force Association, Palm Springs, CA.

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Let me help take the stress out of writing. My name is Jared Gassen; my service is to help make the world better one word at a time. My top skills are synthesizing complex information and working with a wide range of people and subjects. My passion is learning and helping to take the stress out of writing for students and manuscript writers. I specialize in helping ESL students, unpublished writers, and small businesses, but I am happy to help anyone in the writing process at any skill level.

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Customer satisfaction is my number one priority, which means that I work to set the right expectations for a project from the very start, hit all deadlines, and create copy that you love.

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I am creative and detail-oriented. Plus, I am a good editor, too, so my copy is always clean. I am a hard worker and always put my best effort into each project I work on.

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How do we offer such low prices? We are commission based only; the outfitter pays the commission from his normal price he would charge any hunter. This saves him the time of receiving 15 phone calls for possibly making 1 booking. Also his possibilities of fully booking are slim. Instead we take all the calls and find a hunter/hunt match in our 800 hunts, on 200 locations in 15 states and Canada. This way you get the hunt you want at the price you want. Then the outfitter is also pleased because he will fill his hunts this year, along with building his return clientele base for next year.

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I am a freshly graduated mature writer, eager for work. I am capable of writing in more than one genre and am willing to listen to most all types of writing opportunities.

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In order to work closely with my authors I use Microsoft Word 2010 and schedule daily or weekly conference calls to review my editing marks, questions, comments, and notes. My specialty is arranging words, paragraphs, and even chapters to assure that your work flows smoothly and your readers don't even remember turning the pages. My great communications skills and openness guarantee that your work meets all of your expectations while following the style guide of your choice. I have edited and formatted several novels for ePublishing as well as written several articles for various web sites. LifeIvy.com has published two of my articles, while the rest have been purchased for a plethora of online publishers.Please review my editing and writing samples for your own peace of mind. My prices are reasonable and based on the number of words or the overall project.

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I copy edit, ghost write, and contribute content to both print and online publications. For 15 years, I worked as a senior editor/writer for the quarterly magazine, Winds of Change, which focuses on career and educational opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) areas for Native Americans. I supervised contributing editors and interns, coordinated production schedules and worked closely with the graphic designer and copy editor. I handled and maintained our subscription database, organized all incoming articles, worked in collaboration with the marketing director so that articles corresponded with her efforts, communicated with artists on cover art, traveled annually to national conferences and to various colleges to obtain profiles for our annual college guide. In tandem with my work at Winds of Change, I taught college application essay writing to Native high school students for the organization College Horizons by traveling to the sponsoring campuses including Stanford, Duke, Washington Uni., and St. John's in Santa Fe. In addition, I served on their advisory board for five years. Customers react positively to my quick turnaround and appreciate my sensitivity to their project. Specialties editing, writing PR profiles on individuals and companies, teaching essay writing, interviewing, web content writing, copy editing, proofreading, data entry. I offer creative resolutions for your fresh copy needs.

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I have 7 years technical writing and editing experience. I mostly work from my home office; however, I have had on-site contracts in Fort Collins and Boulder, CO. I am professional and detail-oriented. References provided upon request.

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I'm a Boulder County, CO based freelance writer, specializing in marketing and journalism. I got my start writing about politics after finishing a double master's degree in European Studies, and I still write a lot about the topic. It's all about presenting the stories of people, businesses, organizations and the news which impacts them.

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Skilled writer provides writing and editing services to authors, scientists, engineers, and innovators.

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My ability to connect with people on a deeper level, as well as encourage them to have fun in the process, allows them to enjoy the author/editor relationship.

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As I edit your work or write for you, I will listen and follow your needs and objectives. I am a published author/freelance writer who can polish the details of your work and line them up under your overall theme and goal. I look forward to assisting you and helping your project shine.

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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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