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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 246 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Staci M.
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We could not have hoped for a better photo booth for our end of the year 6th grade party!! Thank you so much to Daniel and the entire Party Favor staff!! Definitely recommend & would book again!!

Bespoke Editorial
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Linda B.
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Sabrina has been a life saver!! After a botched editing job by an another editor, Sabrina took on the job to revive my book. My book s a Christian guide for the millennial woman on healing through faith. Sabrina did an outstanding job from tone to engaging my target market she restructured my book in such away that you could emotional feel every word. I highly recommend Sabrina's services and will be using her services annually.

  • 26 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Nina G.
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Coach Lynn is very professional and intelligent lady. She exceeded my expectations at the very first meeting! She gave me very valuable advises and she figured exactly what type of career I was looking for. Looking forward to my next sessions with Coach Lynn. I highly recommend her to anyone not only for resume writing but for a professional advice. Nina G.

  • 43 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Jane S.
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Craig was able to repair my MAC book from water damage. Saved me considerable $$$. Would use and recommend their services again!!!

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Jeff Berger Communications
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori O.
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Jeff was very helpful and professional in editing my book.

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Julie Bonebrake
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
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My time with Julie was great! I hadn't done headshots before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Julie asked great questions about why I wanted headshots, and then tailored the shoot to my needs. She made me feel so comfortable and confident. And my pictures are amazing! I will definitely book her again.

Write4You
4.4
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Brian A.
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A true proffesional. Always making great suggestions. Working on the weekends to complete my project. Always answered my emails right away. Answered all my calls when I had questions and made some changes that made my transcript much more cohesive. His expertise added the edge that I needed to make my book stand out. Tom is the best at what he does. I give him 6 stars, 5 being the highest. I am more than ecstatic with his work.

  • 15 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Heather R.
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I hired Rosemarie Gillen to format my children's book for Createspace. She amazingly took my pile of artwork, which was done naively in many different sizes, and "poofed" it all into a perfectly formatted professional file. She was patient with my lack of knowledge AND gave advice when needed. Would I hire her again? YES, a thousand times YES! In fact I am starting my next batch of artwork, on all the same properly sized paper, right now...so give me few weeks Rosemarie and " I'll be back ".

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KOHLER Communications
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
RJ H.
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I worked with Kevin on two different projects. A complete confusing book manuscript and a synopsis of a potential tv idea. I write in stream of consciousness and Kevin professionally and meticulously unraveled it all into a very readable format. He is a nice guy to work with and very fair and generous with his time. He has incredible dairoken(Japanese intuition) for an American and quickly puts himself in the author's shoes to make a clear and concise product. I highly recommend him for any writing project you have in mind and worth twice the money! Ray Hodge

Student Excel Tutoring
3.5
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Charisse A.
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Eric tutored my daughter in Calculus II for about 8 weeks. He was always courteous/respectful, responsive, and timely. He was also flexible, willing to change the tutoring dates/times to accommodate our fluctuating schedules. My daughter’s Calculus II grade went from a D to B.

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anita S.
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Laurie has edited many of my documents over the past 20 + years. She is professional, talented, creative, and has an excellent eye for detail. She has provided substantive copyediting and proof-reading for many of my published articles and professional papers. She also developed and regularly updates my PowerPoint presentations and hand-outs, that I use at conferences throughout the US and Europe, often adding Excel charts, or suggesting diagrams and exhibits, to more clearly describe a concept. Her work has also included reorganizing and editing my professional resume and detailed application, which helped me receive a Fulbright Scholarship. She is responsive, and diligent to make sure it meets all the requirements. I highly recommend Laurie Cohen for editorial services.

Tutoring by Wendy
4.1
from 7 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine B.
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Wendy was amazing! She taught me how to read patterns and told me not to be afraid to improvise if needed to make it work. It was just what I needed. My pattern turned out great and I feel great about my edits to it. I would defiantly hire her again!

  • 26 years in business
Bobbie H.
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I can't begin to tell you how much care and consideration Glen Charlow put into deigning the promotional cards and ads for my new monthly cabaret series. It took a lot of effort to select exactly what to put into each piece. EAch piece needed to attract the reader's eye as well as communicate what was necessary, in a limited space. Glen was not only talented in designing the look and placement of the content of each piece, but he also knew how to communicate with me, so I always felt cared for and knew I was getting a product I would be proud of.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff W.
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Quinn LaRouche Design’s, Senior Principal, Janell is an exceptional talent. Her innate creativity and attention to the customer's needs is tremendous. She created several pieces for my brands, and I have received numerous compliments over the past five years. Not only is she professionally trained as a publisher, editor, graphic designer, web designer and social media marketer but she is also an accomplished writer. I have reviewed various pieces first-hand over the years. We continue to use her services for multiple projects. - Jeff Wood Partner- Business development Manager First Rate Mortgage NL Inc. St. John's, NL.

The GrapeVine Sway LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Sara H.
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Absolutely loved the book Deuces and Hearts! Some of the poems i could really relate too! I never really was big on poetry, but i must say, this book have me wanting to hear more and more poetry and going to to poetry readings at different lounges. Excellent job Tequila!

  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric W.
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Tom is very nice, professional, knowledgeable and has been super flexible with my work schedule and my son's many activities. As a commercial illustrator, he's teaching my son exactly what it is he wants to learn in cartooning. He has published comics and works patiently with my kid. I'm very pleased and recommend him highly.

Kdad Media
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tammi C.
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Good customer service! My daughter and friends had a blast for her sweet 16. One suggestion, the bus needs a professional paint job on the outside, but don't judge a book by its cover. The inside was decorated nice.

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I work on a need based schedule for the UN as a Medical Writer and Researcher, as well as successful business owner. I am available to meet by appointment within 25 mi of the DC area Mon-Sun. I am available virtually 24/7 via Skype, Internet, and Telephone at your request. I am currently freelancing inquiries, such as writing. I am very flexible. I am an excellent writer, as well as publish blogging content for the UN, Albert Pujols Family Foundation, amd other companies. I provide resume writing and report creation. I have a portfolio of work I have done in the past available on request. I have always been an excellent communicator, and know how to phrase ideas and thoughts in ways that are clear and reflect feeling and draw people in to the message I convey in my written communications. I offer help with job searching, resume writing, document design, and creation of professionally designed reports and presentations. I have experience writing grants, teaching courses in languages, and tutoring on an array of subjects as well. Due to the task of running my own businesses, I am an expert at database and data entry management, windows operating systems and iOS, keynote, PowerPoint, word, pages, numbers, excel, coding/HTML, photoshop, lightroom, graphic design including blogging templates, web design, logos, creative aesthetics, and other business and artistic technique. I offer career advancement and guidance services to those whom need them. My goal is to make the most of your skills by optimizing your knowledge, life goals, helping you with job opportunities, in furthering education, and in counseling those I am licensed to help. My goal is to help people become the best of themselves they can be, and equipped my clients with the knowledge, help, tools, strategies, information, goals, and solutions it will take to get there.

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I provide book editing, proposal writing and funding strategies for small businesses and private non-profit corporations. Also able to provide peer review, editing and second-set-of-eyes strategies for completed proposals.

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Book doctoring including Proofreading/Copy Editing/Developmental Editing/Fiction Editing/Non-fiction Editing, Customers appreciate my thoroughness and eye for detail. Over the 123 books I've edited, there isn't a single writing problem that I haven't had to solve.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.
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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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