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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steve C.
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Maria does media management for my live entertainment company, Stages. She designed our website and wrote the entire content. She is an excellent writer and I am delighted with the quality of her work and with her creativity. Maria also designed an entire business plan for us, which we are implementing with much success. Her work is top notch!

Keys to English
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  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ed A.
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I enjoy reading Dana's restaurant and event reviews at her Dana Licious website. She has a light-hearted and concise way of explaining things that really helped to convince me to try restaurants and other establishments that I wouldn't have known about. I look forward to reading any of her reviews and blogs. She's an excellent writer.

Wendy A.
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Teresa is an efficient and accurate writer and editor. She has done several projects for me, and they've all been done in a timely fashion. Her writing style is unique but not a distraction. As an editor, she's helped me hone my own voice. I highly recommend her.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ilaria V.
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Great writer who was able to accommodate a tight schedule with professionalism and grace. We communicated every step of the process, she listened to my preferences and I was very happy with the end result!

Tausha Bridgeforth
5.0
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  • 8 years in business
Harold B.
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Tausha is an excellent writer and creator! She has a great eye for details and understanding of breakdowns of storytelling. We have worked on several projects together and multiple ones to come. I would recommend her for any creative project, especially writing!

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I edit and write for several web and print media in entertainment and sports among others. Interviews are the norm.

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A Carnegie Mellon trained creative and professional writer, Justin McGown is willing and able to help you in almost any matter of words. Please do not hesitate to call for more details.

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An excellent versatile writer who has extensive knowledge and experience writing self help articles. I've also had experience writing newsletters, web content, sales letters. brochures. I'm a former teacher and counselor but writing has always been my driving passion.

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I have a successful track record writing and editing for major media outlets across all platforms -- print, digital, video. I have written books, edited copy for live television and web sites with traffic in the millions. Also adept at writing for social media.

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My work stands out from others' who follow the same line of work as myself because I don't look at the opportunity to work with another purely as a means of acquiring monetary compensation; rather I genuinely enjoy the process of writing and editing. Comprehensive reading and writing are fundamental to the person I am now, as I have built much of my life around words. Because I actually care about the content I am reading and working on, and also because I love learning about new subject matter, I can guarantee that I will be fully invested in the project at hand, and also that I will deliver full satisfaction in regard to the given task .

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Loads of DM and digital marketing writing experience, advertorial and editorial/journalism, you name it, I can write it.

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I am a freelance writer, copy editor and re-write artist with a Master's degree in journalism, a passion for effective communication, and wide-ranging experience. For more than 20 years, I wrote news and feature articles for national business magazines on topics ranging from printing technology to movies to security technologies to travel. As an editor, I also assigned, edited and sometimes rewrote technical articles from freelance writers. Most recently, I provided corporate and creative marketing communications for two major corporations. Projects included press releases, biographies, ad copy, marketing brochures, business proposals, Web copy, newsletters and health articles for general audiences. I will work with you to define your communications goal(s) and produce professional copy.

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I have been witing poetry since 7th grade. People need to be encouraged daily whether it's Through a smile, a hug or a few words to uplift their spirit. I offer that through my Inspirational & Regular Greeting Cards. What makes my Business unique, is that i write my own original poetry. Send a card to a friend, coworker or family member to help them get through the day.

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I provide writing and editing services. My skills includes copywriting, blogging, and editing. I also have experience in the K-12 realm, creating courses for online learners.

  • 15 years in business
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I'm a professional writer. It's not a hobby, or something that I do on the side. I've won many national awards for my editorial products and have launched new products that produced significant revenues for my employers. My experience is varied, lengthy, proven to produce results and I'd love to bring it to bear on your next project.

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Good morning. Do you need an expert writer who also has a good sense of what clients' and customers' want? I bring 30 years of experience in publishing and corporate communications to the table. My LinkedIn profile, which I've included above, includes a robust sampling of my work. I've worked in a variety of industries and for many different people. They've all been completely satisfied and even delighted with my work. I currently have a variety of ongoing projects involving Web content, and everything is done in accordance with SEO guidelines. I've also spent sometime in sales environments, so I know what works with customers and what does not. I work quickly and accurately. What's more? My work requires very little editing and elicits very few questions and issues from end users. I'm very interested in working with you. Just give me a call. Many thanks for your interest.

  • 28 years in business
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my natural talent and abilities stand out.

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I have written for a variety of national publications and web sites, including The New York Post, The New York Times, Parents (web and print), Woman’s Day, The Knot (web and print), New Jersey Bride (web and print), ModernBride.com, FashionableBride.com, Marie Claire, The Nest, First30Days.com, Seventeen, Conceive, Woman's World, Working Mother and Prevention, among others. My assignments cover relationships, real life, weddings, celebrities, career, parenting, health and fitness. In addition, I have worked as Senior Editor for First for Women and Inside TV, where I assigned and edited copy. I have also worked as a copy editor for In Touch, Star, Seventeen, AOL's Patch, The Knot and FashionableBride.com. Specialties: Writing features, celebrity profiles, and service copy, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, assigning, developing story ideas and lineups.

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Services offered: * Graphic and web design - Flyers, websites, door hangers, e-commerce, print media advertisements, logos, brochures, e-mail blasts, basically anything you need for the web or print media, we can do! * Copy writing - It doesn't matter if you need copy for a website, print advertisement, or iPhone application; as a professional journalist, I can write any type of copy for you. * Advertising (print or radio) - If you want to take your company to the next level, I can provide you with a quality advertisement you will never forget.

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Writer/Editor with experience in online and print media: Articles, blogs, website content, marketing collateral, and social media. Increased social media engagement by 75-125%. Researched and wrote content and meta-descriptions to keyword-density specifications to drive online traffic. Designed and managed email campaigns to C-Suite contacts. Demonstrated skills include: blogging, editing, marketing, creative writing, proofreading, editing, ghostwriting, business writing, academic research and analysis, journalism, web content creation, SEO, legal writing, martial arts instruction and leadership. Technical skills include proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office Suite and Windows 7, Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks, iLife Suite, CMS platforms, Learning Management Systems (LMS), and Social Media platforms.

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I write resumes and cover letters that generate responses which lead to interviews. My expertise is knowing how to take a client's unique skills and achievements and provide clear and concise strategies, material, and motivation - which make them stand out against the competition and attract the best organizations and opportunities. My previous positions in the recruiting side and then the Human Resources aspect, has led me to understand every side of the hiring process. I am happy to put my powerful knowledge, passion, and writing skills to great use by helping people in their job search. CORE COMPETENCIES Resume Writing Cover Letter Customization Career Consultation Interview Preparation Keyword Optimization Salary Negotiation Career Transitions Employee Relations Customer Service Human Resources Consulting Editing/Proofreading

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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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