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Douglas Sinreich
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Molly F.
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Edited my book. Gave logical feedback and was extremely approachable.

IMANI Publications
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karlene L.
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Estena is one of the best writers and marketer I know. Her work is impeccable and her style is fabulous when it comes to promoting a designer or model. You have done a great job promoting my business, which paid out in the end and i got customers rolling in. Thanks for a job well done.

Emily's Virtual Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando G.
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She promised and she delivered. It was a fun first experience for me. I would recommend her! It is one of my very first short stories and she did a good job editing it! Thanks!

Lyceum
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Editing and proofreading of various materials; term papers, fiction writing, advertisements, resumes/cover letters etc.

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I'm a professional writer/editor that writes for multiple magazines and websites. I come from the music world, so I have extensive experience reviewing and writing about it if that's what you need. I am very versatile and can tackle whatever writing or editing needs you may have.

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Changing the world with love, through words and action. I write and edit papers, resumes, correct homework assignments, making sure all my clients ace their papers.

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I am currently a copywriter looking to take on additional work. I can offer over 5 years' copywriting experience to help you improve your business and services. You will find my work exceptional and above expectation. I pride myself in being professional, patient, and forward-thinking. Allow me to help you meet your copywriting needs.

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I have extensive experience in writing and editing, having worked as a journalist for publications across the country. I hold a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and a master's degree in mass communication.

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I do content and copy editing, preferably for novels. My love for reading and degree in English has exposed to many great works of literature and I want to help edit your writing to make it great.

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I am a writer and editor who is passionate about helping non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals tell their story in a compelling way. I have been a communications manager and journalist for over 30 years.

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Great writing, rewriting, editing, and clear direction and criticism where needed for writers and publishers on any platform.

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I provide the highest quality freelance writing services and editorial work for print and/or web-based clients.

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My name is Diana Newman and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Professional (Creative) Writing from Western Connecticut State University. I have extensive experience editing and proofreading short and long works. I truly enjoy working with people to help them reach their goals, and my price quotes are extremely fair. I'll work with you to accommodate your budget. I'm excited to help you with your project! If you need something proofread for errors, professionally edited, or simply desire the perspective of an unbiased set of eyes, then we'll work wonderfully together. As a writer, I understand the love, effort, and heartache that goes into each and every word you produce. I work closely with my clients to ensure they are fully included in the editing process. I'm a very approachable person. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about your project.

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I am a college graduate looking to help others out. I'll find you, you don't have to find me. I have been editing, copyediting, techwriting for the past 5 years. I'll listen to any offers. I have a wide array of writing skills.

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Do you need a new resume or an update to your current one. Work with an expert who understands your profession. I hold a B.S. in Human Resources and Psychology. I have a been a career adviser for over four years. I know what the employers are looking for in a resume. I have experience in multiple fields including health, business, education, social services and freelancing. I also do trades such as auto mechanics, electricians and plumbers.

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I can provide clear, well-organized written content in a range of industries. With a focus on deadlines, I am slightly obsessed with accuracy. For the last 16 years I have worked as a freelance textbook editor and content developer. I prefer assignments that are challenging and expose me to new concepts and skills. I am accustomed to owning my assignments from start to finish, but I am equally comfortable working with a team.

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NKG Consulting Services has been providing business and personal advice as well as professional training and written content for over 25 years. These services include resume writing, grant writing, editing, professional correspondence, educational content as well as training and curriculum development and delivery for today's high achievers.

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If you are looking for an experienced editor to review your manuscript or help you put together a strong proposal for publishing consideration, I can help. I am an experienced acquisitions editor with a background in professional and academic publishing programs. I provide manuscript development services to authors looking to get their books published and guidance on putting together a strong book proposal that gives you the best chance of getting published by a commercial publisher.

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I am a published author of a book about commodities traders (HIGH COTTON WW Norton and St Martin's Press) and freelance writer for national and international publications, including the New York Times, More Magazine, and Car and Driver. I am a regular contributor and on the editorial board of two regionals.

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I provide quality proofreading and editing services to a variety of clients, either in-house or via the internet. I have many years of experience, great attention to detail, and am deadline driven.

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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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