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Road to Success Resumes
from 249 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 458 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley R.
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Thank you Taya! I was in the market for a Professional Resume Writer. Of course, I took to the Internet! I came across many options that looked promising. However, when reading the reviews, I noticed other top writers were not only charging $200-$300 for a single service. But clients paid top dollar and would receive a product they weren't happy with without resolution from whom they hired. I couldn't be happier with my resume! Taya was not only accommodating and professional, she made sure that I was nothing short of satisfied with my resume at a fraction of what others were charging. I would definitely refer her to anyone in the market! You've definitely helped direct me to the road to success. I am forever grateful.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Raymond C.
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It was excellent working with Larry Paz....exceptional writer

Laura Cooper
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Gina L.
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I would tell you more about my experience with Laura, but just maybe I'd like to keep her all to myself. Laura created a blog post for me. She is responsive, efficient, succinct, and clear-minded. I especially appreciate her professionalism and her great follow-through. Laura is a self-directed marketing pro and an excellent writer. I already consider her a valuable resource and look forward to working together again and again.

Shawn S.
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Tamara did a wonderful job editing my novel, not only identifying mistakes but also providing feedback that made me a better writer. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Todd H.
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Harmony's creativity and writing style is outstanding! I thank my lucky stars and God everyday for the sharings of her time, work and talent!


Trish Riley covers environmental issues and travel worldwide. She is the publisher of GoGreenNation, and author of the Complete Idiot's Guides to Green Living and Greening Your Business (Penguin, 2007 and 2009), The Explorer's Guide to South Florida (Norton, 2009), and Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Florida Keys (Norton, 2005 and 2009). Trish is also the founding director of Cinema Verde, an environmental film and arts festival. She is a board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.


Able to provide clerical, writing, editing, proofing, and data entry support. Specializing in customer contact / email responses.


I write business articles, web copy, taglines, marketing materials, blog posts, press releases as well as providing editing/proofreading services and logo design. I have a Bachelor of Science in Communications and an MFA in Media Design.

  • 16 years in business

40 years of experience working on every kind of project and writing on every topic imaginable. I've edited two newspapers, published two magazines, worked in corporate communications and written 11 books. As far as what I've written about, if you can think of it, I have probably written about it.


My special services include freelance writing, cleaning, yard work, meal prep, errand running, or just about anything someone needs help with. I'm very flexible!

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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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