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  • 8 years in business
  • 294 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe K.
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Joe did a great job writing my resume. Highly recommended! A pleasure to do business with!

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MORLEY CAREER SOLUTIONS
4.8
from 134 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 242 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia B.
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I was overwhelmed about writing my resume and always felt stuck at an entry level. The professionals at Morley Career Solutions expertly drew up a resume with my work experience that made me a marketable candidate. Within days I received several interview requests and booked work faster than I thought possible. Great, thorough work on their part!! I'm definitely going to recommend them to others.

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EG Results, LLC
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gerald L.
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Ellen really supported me and took immediate action to take my resume and cover letter to a whole new level. I would definitely recommend her without reservation!

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VerbWright Writing Services
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kurt L.
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I was very nervous to begin this process and struggled with the first step of asking for help regarding my career. I’m so glad I began these steps and Sandra helped make my resume restructuring an enjoyable and informative opportunity. She was incredibly patient and professional and even took the time to meet with me for over an hour to get to know me, helping her craft my resume more effectively. I would recommend her to anyone and will use her again if I need any more writing help.

Yes! You Can!
4.4
from 39 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander Z.
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Laura is a professional in every sense of the word. From the beginning of the process all the way up until the end she was helpful and insightful. I would recommend her fully for all of you upcoming writing projects. In a very short time she was able to understand my voice, and write in that voice. She is also quite funny and very easy to work with.

  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Liz M.
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Victoria was Great !!! She has a very relaxed approach that immediately puts you at ease. Victoria and I worked on the resume together -so I really feel the resume represents me. I intend to recommend Victoria to anyone that needs writing help !

Emily H. Writes
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Becky H.
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Emily H was essential in revitalizing my resume. She took my cluttered and verbose resume that hadn’t been reformatted in many years, and created a sleek and professional resume that better advertises my skills and experience. In addition to eloquent writing and superb organizational skills, Emily H brought vast professional knowledge when it came to content and formatting. She was prompt and precise in our communications, and I can proudly send out my new resume as I apply for my next position. I would definitely recommend her to friends and colleagues. Thank you Emily H!

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Annie W.
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Our first meeting was great. He is a conscientious tutor. He prepared some practices for me to learn about my skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. And then he will customize a plan for me, according to my performance in our first meeting.

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DissertationChicago
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bianca S.
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Absolutely fantastic! I had a very tight deadline and she delivered EARLY! I was blessed to also find out she was familiar with my field which added to the thoroughness and thoughtfulness of work. A shot in the dark with thumbtack afforded me a great connect and future business for the dissertation coach. You can't go wrong with her experience and highly skilled writing abilities. I am grateful I found her.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katie O.
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I initially experienced Tammy's writing coaching as a participant in her "Crafting and Inspirational Blog" class. Her teaching style is dynamic and experiential, giving great examples for the concepts she teaches and then encouraging her students to try their hand at it. Her follow-up and suggestions are always beneficial. My experience with that class was so great that I hired Tammy. We meet over the phone weekly to edit my newsletter articles. When I am struggling to find the words for what I want to say, she asks exactly the right questions to enable me to find those words. And, when I'm having a hard time coming up with a topic, we brainstorm ideas. In addition, Tammy writes a weekly newsletter with writing tips that help solidify what I am learning. The process is always full of learning and fun. Tammy is absolutely fabulous in every way!

Brilliant Light
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Charlie S.
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I've worked with Kyra Marcano in a few different capacities. Kyra is incredibly personable and has a unique ability to cultivate authentic, trusting relationships with anyone. Strong writing and editing demands a commitment to detail and creativity. Kyra adds both. I wholly recommend Brilliant Light.

Sheilamary Koch
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Louis B.
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Sheilmary is a rare find, a talented writer who works efficiently and delivers on time. She is a joy to work with. My design firm wouldn't hesitate to hire her again for any writing project.

Vanessa Rico
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
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I have hired Vanessa Rico for two separate projects in the past month, and both she executed flawlessly. The first project she helped me with transcription and the second project she did some online prospecting work for me--identifying prospects for outreach for my small business. Her writing skills, her people skills, her attention to detail, and her ability to meet deadlines are superb. I look forward to hiring Vanessa for more freelance work in the future!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lin L.
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This was his first writing job, & he was very good about working with what I wanted, and making changes where necessary.

Gillett Editing
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew W.
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I recently published a book, and Janet was an absolute DREAM to work with as the editor! Seriously. My greatest concern with this project was wanting to see and hear my voice come through on the pages. Janet made that happen! I could hear my voice come to life. Not only was the finished manuscript flawless, no errors, but there was also a TON of amazing feedback and respect of my vision for the book. Her feedback was honest and constructive, a passionate critique of my writing style, and there were even a few laughs for the both of us. What a joy to work with! AND, Janet even went above and beyond to create a unique and personalized video tutorial to guide me through the process of reviewing her edits in Word. Can't say enough to express how happy I am with the results of working with Janet!

  • 8 years in business
Nik N.
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Solid work. Analyzed key words and writes content rich articles. Sometime it takes a few months for google to crawl and register but I’ve been extremely happy.

About

Mr. Millspaugh has over twenty-five years experience teaching composition and rhetoric. A published author in a nationally syndicated magazine, he has also delivered scholarly presentations of his work throughout the United States and Canada. It is this high standard that he will demonstrate for writing and editing needs.

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I have that “get it done” attitude that effectively communicates with subject matter experts in order to coordinate and translate technical source material into a form that can be easier to understand. My documentation helps to reduce calls to the Help Desk.

About

I am supplier of content with 10 years of experience. I was a freelancer for a major service most of this time. In that time, I supplied over 2,500 pieces of work with only five requests for revisions or rewrites. Most single-article jobs will be filled within 24 to 48 hours. Multiple article requests will depend on how many pieces are needed. I am professional and will stay in contact with my client until they are satisfied.

About

I'm a retired English major who provides basic writing and proofreading services to businesses or individuals.

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I am excellent in editing resumes. I will continue to perfect writing until the customer is completely satisfied.

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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.
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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.
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  • 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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