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Max4 Communications
from 27 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura G.
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My 4th grade daughter is struggling with reading comprehension/writing and has been working with Jill for a few months. Her essay responses have improved dramatically during her latest reporting period. My daughter has ADHD - Jill accomodates her with a lot of patience, breaks and little activities for the two hour session. We are very please to provide an excellent rating for Jill and highly recommend.

Blue Square Writers' Studio
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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Hi hired Derrick and Blue Square Writer's studio for the final edit of my vampire novel. The decision to hire was based on both his professional response to my initial post, as well as the reasonable price he offered for the service. And I don't mind saying that I definitely got my money's worth from his edit. He covered the basics, correcting my grammar and spelling, but also provided positive critical feedback regarding character and story development, helping me to shape my manuscript into a strong and marketable book. I look forward to working with him on future projects, and I can absolutely recommend his service for writers of fiction, like myself.

Outthink Editing, LLC
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian K.
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Excellent job editing our book! Bethany was always available when I needed to speak to her and was very easy to work with. Her editing expertise showed in her markups & her suggestions really made our story flow. I definitely recommend Bethany for your editing needs.

  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lana B.
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Janet is the outmost professional. Her work is creative and immaculate. I had my resume in 3 days and she communicated with me throughout the process to make sure we are on the same page. I will definitely use Janet again for anything I need communicated!

Writing & Editing Services
from 8 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa T.
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Shalon recently edited a magazine article for me and did a wonderful job. She gave me excellent advice and turned around the edit very quickly. I am currently in the process of writing a book, and I have already discussed hiring her to do the edit. I would highly recommend Shalon for any writing, proofing or editing work.

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Brian H.
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Cynthia was excellent!! She was very cordial and flexible. She was very creative as well as strategic in shaping my resume. I recommend working with Cynthia for her consulting and her writing, especially for those looking to transition into a different line of work. Thank you, Cynthia.

Mellowood Publishing, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvie P.
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Leslie has been tutoring my teenager son for 2 years. Since she started, his English level, writing and reading have improved tremendously, going from below average to beyond expectations. Leslie demonstrated excellent teaching skills, being softer at times and pushing more when needed. Moreover she shown a lot of flexibility to adapt to him and his scheduled when needed and always got the work done. Leslie has been above and beyond expectations!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anna G.
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Dana helped me prepare for my TEDx talk, You Can Eat Your Cake And Have Enlightenment Too. I had to learn my talk by heart which made me super nervous as I am really bad at it. I have also recovered from a severe stutter in my childhood, which made me even more nervous to speak in public. Dana coached me step by step using her proven method, with writing the script to my talk, to learning the talk by heart, and then practicing intonation, movement during the talk and engagement with the audience. Dana's process was simple and allowed me to move forward a step at a time. In addition, Dana was sensitive to my challenges, supportive, encouraging, and had a healthy sense of humor. I loved working with her. The result, I rocked my talk. I was confident and projected my presence and power during my talk.

Editing and Writing
from 4 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan M.
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Carol was incredible. She not only copyedited my book manuscript quickly, but her execution was flawless. She took the time to understand and adapt to my writing style, demonstrated a superior command of all the rules of language usage, and maintained a professional yet friendly/down-to-earth demeanor throughout the project. Carol is a true pro. I would absolutely recommend her for any project, and I will definitely request to work with her again when the time comes. Thank you, Carol!

  • 16 years in business
Kim M.
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It was my pleasure to work with Lorrie from approximately 2010 to 2013. Lorrie was working as a Technical Editor on protocols and clinical study reports and I was a study manager. Lorrie was always professional and kind in her interactions. Her writing recommendations were very helpful and appropriate. I would recommend Lorrie without hesitation.



Susan Murphy is a marketing copywriter who specializes in developing content for professional services and technology companies. With an academic background in journalism, Susan is a skilled interviewer and researcher. And with nearly 15 years of corporate marketing and communications experience, she understands how to translate those insights into copy that meets your specific objectives. Susan quickly gets up to speed on your company, your clients, and your capabilities to help: Provide an objective perspective on your marketing positioning and messaging—and a fresh voice for sales and marketing materials. Build a stronger bridge between company- or product-level brand strategies and sales enablement tools—from internal sales guides to client-facing case studies, brochures, sell sheets, presentations, white papers, and more. Enhance the quality and clarity of research and thought leadership pieces—and then develop supporting materials to launch them effectively to your sales people and clients.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

With over 15 years of legal, technical and social media copy writing experience, I strive to bring creativity to my writing and show who you are in a way that is engaging, dynamic and powerful so that your audience is not only aware of who you are but wants to learn more.


Education Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois Bachelor of Science, Psychology; Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy The College of William & Mary Representative Publications • “A Case Where Two Persons Are One Animal” in Stephan Blatti and Paul Snowdon (Eds) Essays on Animalism: Persons, Animals, and Identity. Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2014. • Moral Agency in Mammalia. Between the Species, 2010, 10:1-24. • Memory as Initial Experiencing of the Past. Philosophical Psychology, 2005, 18:671-98. Experience Super Products, SP Owner/President August 2008 – Present • Opened new business August 2008 • Sold dozens of imported bathtubs to businesses and contractors at more than 1,000% profit • Designed and arranged placement of 14’ x 48’ billboard advertisement along high traffic interstate • Created a commercial that aired in July 2009 on the cable television channel The DIY Network • Web authored an ecommerce website using Dreamweaver with card services by First Data Full-time Visiting Assistant Professor, Wilkes University August 2008 – May 2012 • Created course plans in their entirety for more than 10 new courses; mentored numerous students • Managed each of approximately 70 college students’ learning in one or more courses every semester • Continued to develop a dynamic interactive learning environment using innovative strategies, including the use of a parachute to illustrate the power of cooperation and to break down students’ barriers to learning • Delivered occasional, college-wide talks • Played an active role in college self-governance • Researched and wrote, published articles, and gave professional national and international talks in the areas of philosophy of psychology, environmental ethics, and moral theory Full-time Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Louisville August 2006 – May 2008 • Managed approximately 180 college students’ learning in one or more courses every semester • Orchestrated a dynamic interactive learning environment using innovative strategies that bring the philosophical issues to life for students such as arranging the desks in a roundtable format • Awarded Title “Campus Leader” 2006-2007 by National Society of Collegiate Scholars for creation of a undergraduate student support system • Delivered periodic, college-wide talks • Researched and wrote, published articles, and gave professional national or international talks in the areas of philosophy of psychology, environmental ethics, and moral theory Owner/President, Reid’s Mobile Shine, SP July 1990 – July 2004 • Started and ran successful, high earning summer mobile car detailing business Owner/President, Reid’s Tie Dyes, SP August 1990 – September 1992 • Designed, created, and sold more than a hundred T-Shirts for more than 300% profit each year while a college student Owner/President, Quality Decks, SP March 1989 – July 1990 • Started deck building business; designed and constructed decks for clients Selected Professional Presentations • “Things Matter to You, Therefore You Exist as a Moral Being,” Philosophical Café Union College, Schenectady, New York, September 24, 2008. • “The Mind Extended in Time: Recollective Memory in Bi-hemispheric Brains,” Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Cognition: Embodied, Embedded, Enactive, Extended’ University of Central Florida, Orlando, October 20-24, 2007. • “The Moral Implications of Industrialized Countries' Environmental Impact on the Third World: An Argument for Ecological Awareness,” International Association for Environmental Philosophy Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 14-16, 2006. • “Emotion as Source of Moral Agency in Mammals” International Society for Research on Emotions Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 6-10, 2006 • “Morality and Psychopathy in Mammalia and Humanity” Symposium Talk Philosophy–Neuroscience–Psychology Program Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, September 30, 2005 Computer Experience • Machines: IBM PC compatibles, Macintosh • Languages: Basic, Turbo Pascal, C • Programs: o Engineering and Design: Autodesk AutoCAD, DS Solid Works 3D Design, MATLAB, Wolfram Mathematica, MS Excel, Adobe Photoshop o Editing, word entry and processing: MS Word, Corel WordPerfect, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional o Web authoring: Adobe Dreamweaver • Operating systems: MS Windows, MS DOS, Mac OS, Linux Puppy • Hardware: Experienced with assembly, disassembly, and repair of notebooks, laptops, desktops, iPhones, and some printers Summary of most relevant skills • Outstanding skills in written and oral communication, individually, in small groups, and in delivering a presentation to an audience • Adversity, Emotional, and Intelligence Quotients each above the 95th percentile of the general population • Empathically active listening skills; provision of friendly feedback while aware of the content-sensitive nature for best medium of expression • Uncommon, self-initiating capacities to present new ideas and products to prospective clients through positive and friendly energy, well-placed advertising, and a persistent willingness to listen and learn • Unswerving desire to succeed, tempered by an emotionally developed skill in the art of perseverance • Open-minded reception of feedback; high levels of confidence without arrogance • Astute critical thinking skills and tireless innovation for out-of-the-box problem solving • Strict work ethic, high functioning with or without pressure and deadlines


I am a certified native Russian translator and teacher. I have more than 17 years of experience in providing professional Russian language services. I also have a translating agency with multiple number of languages. I can offer the following services: Translating Interpreting (face to face and over the phone) Transcribing Proofreading Editing Writing. All services are provided only by professional native speakers.

  • 11 years in business

My work stands out because I'm very sincere in sharing my time, abilities and efforts with customers.


I am a communications professional specializing in writing and editing flawless copy. I can write white papers and research papers, high-end reports, magazine/Web articles and speeches and letters. In addition, I can also structurally edit and copyedit, and have done both professionally for years.


I have worked with individuals from high school through mid-career on their writing and communication skills, specializing on career transitions and polishing professional writing.


I have written two books, and I can help you with your writing, editing, and proofreading. My goal is to make you look good.


Content Writing and Marketing Services by Jen leverages 3+ years of professional writing and marketing experience to provide customers with individualized and hands-on solutions to their content writing and marketing needs.


I take a holistic approach to content creation and copywriting, and I genuinely wish to see my clients succeed. I stress open communication and holism in my work.

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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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