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Resume Sumo
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jared P.
Verified review

Resume Sumo has been absolutely amazing for me. At first the quote offered to me seemed a little high, but it is an absolute steal for what I received. Resume Sumo completely rewrote my resume and tailored it to the industry that I wanted to get into-Consulting. I gladly would have paid 10x for the results from Resume Sumo.

Caitlin McCoy Copywriting
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jackie R.
    Verified review

    Caitlin has completed several projects for Taylor Studios and I have had nothing but wonderful experiences working with her! Her writing is both creative and inspiring, and she has an extraordinary ability to keep the client’s target message in mind so each story or graphic is supporting that message. One of my favorite aspects of working with Caitlin is her organization and thoroughness, both of which really show in her work and allow her to meet every deadline she receives. Caitlin is wonderful at providing updates during the course of a project so you never have to wonder where your work stands and she does an excellent job of communicating difficult concepts in an easy to understand manor. I continue to use Caitlin as my go-to for freelance copywriting & interpretive planning, and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of her skill set! -Jackie Ritter, Design Manager, Taylor Studios Inc.

    The Grant Helpers
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Earl S.
      Verified review

      I like your approach, especially your request for more information about our project before quoting your fee.

      Jaime Karakachos
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 6 years in business
      Mae G.
      Verified review

      Jaime Karakachos has provided exceptional transcription and copy editing for me over the last several years, as well as proofreading and much needed feedback when I ventured I began to write longer articles and fictional books. She's a one of a kind, with a great personality, and superior skills. I don't know where I'd be without her.

      SEAS Consulting
      4.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Erik A.
      Verified review

      It was an honest and fast interaction.

      • 28 years in business
      About

      I bring a very wide range of experience, from writing feature stories for regional publications like "Boston" and magazines like "People," to the creativity and professionalism required as a marketing team member for companies like Fidelity, Jack Morton, State Farm, and Harvard University. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the resourcefulness and creativity required by a small, fast-moving boutique B2B agency run by a talented designer who best ideas spring from an off-the-wall sense of humor..From this diverse background I have acquired an instinctive "feel" for quality work that meets the individual needs of clients large and small.

      About

      We provided services to businesses, professionals, and individuals. As our slogan states, "Whatever your need, we'll help you Succeed!". We specialize in a diverse array of writing needs; i.e., Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Resume Writing, Technical Writing, Business Plans, Proposals, Grant Writing, Sales & Marketing, Slogans, Flyers, Brochures, Reports, Newsletters, Layout & Design Services, and so much more. We also schedule workshops and seminars for large and small groups or individuals wanting to start a small business or do their own resume and job search. If you are a small business or organization we can assist with event planning or fundraising. Your initial consultation is Free and Confidential!

      About

      I am a graduate from the University of Illinois with a degree in English and a minor in communication. Previously, I was a reporter for a small town newspaper providing the lead stories and covering the hot topics around town. I would like the opportunity to work from home part time, completing editing tasks or writing articles for a client. I currently work full-time, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, but would love to use my skills on the side.

      About

      With over 3 years' experience across a wide spectrum of fields and a bachelor's degree in English and literature, I am your best bet for freelance writing at its best. I bring a diverse skill set blended perfectly with meticulous writing that is tailor-made for every task. Research and article writing is what I do best. Hire me for great work. There are no delays and no excuses. I deliver!

      About

      I offer writing, editing, online content, proofreading, and transcription. I have been a professional writer for nearly 40 years. I've worked for major daily newspapers, have written or ghostwritten eight books, and edited many more.

      • 10 years in business
      About

      Exceptional transcription and writing services. Experience in many fields: corporate, education, arts, media, journalism and others.

      About

      I have worked 30+ years in the editorial field, specializing in writing, copy editing, and proofreading. No job too big or too small (well, I haven't turned a job down yet).

      About

      I'm a writer/teacher/editor with extensive experience. I have taught various populations, including college students, adult learners, ESL students, and grade school/high school students. As a creative writer specializing in creative nonfiction, I draw from trauma theory, postcolonial theory, queer theory, critical race theory, and disability studies in my writing endeavors. In both my vocations, I strive to make a positive and enduring contribution to the world.

      About

      I draw hand-drawn pictures in a cartoony style and write stories or fan fictions for people who would like them. I'm aspiring to be an artist when I'm graduated so this is a great way to test the waters.

      About

      Writepro serves clients and individuals with content that works--in customized articles, content, news items, blog posts and marketing communications, for print or Internet. More than 20 years' experience in business, education and arts brings you wide experience, professional know-how and effective results. Flexible, reliable, and available to work with you online, or by phone, fax or email. Free consult for further information.

      About

      Enjoy writing, researching, and pay close attention to detail. Excellence in designing Excel worksheets, Power Point, and can use Microsoft Office, or just about any software needed. I keep my computer maintain up to date myself. Can show examples, but I write under the Pen Name: Annie Wright

      About

      I am a Champaign based fledgling writer. It is important to me that I pursue my interests outside of academics. I have always been dedicated to capturing the beauty and energy of life through words.

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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.
      • 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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