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VerbWright Writing Services
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aetna M.
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Sandra is a professional in writing, and I value her expertise. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs revisions in writing research papers.

Yes! You Can!
4.4
from 38 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Mr. N.
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Wonderful writer and teacher / coach. Patient, supportive and what a sense of humor. Highest marks.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ravi C.
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Chhavi: has excellent teaching skills, developed rapport with students and very creative with teaching methods. Her classes does influence students thinking in a positive manner. I strongly recommend her.

All Good Marketing
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle H.
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I had the pleasure of working with Anna for 3 years during her time as Marketing / SM Director for our company. Her writing and creativity abilities are extremely unique and always drove unexpected results for all the clients under her wing. Remember that Oregon Trail Generation article that went viral and got over a million shares? Yeah... that was her!!! Don't miss out!

Michael Epifani
4.9
from 10 reviews
    Amar R.
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    Mike was the Editor-in-Chief and Team manager for our website/blog Mostbest.com. He is a creative thinker and a quality writer. He also managed a team of six writers. His work ethic was exceptional. His managerial skills were great and he had a good rapport among all the team members. He was our go-to-person for any kind of task.

    Susie Writes
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Kate C.
    Verified review

    Susie did some content writing for my blog. Her writing has the perfect mix of technicality and creativity! She is effective and efficient in her work. I would highy recommend her!

    • 15 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Mohamed A.
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    Einteractive Marketing Solutions were very proficient and creative in developing our product and branding. We are so lucky to have this team to execute our projects that we send them. Thank You for your hard working.

    Arlene Miles
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 30 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris R.
    Verified review

    Arlene has been creating content and writing blogs for my website. She is fantastic. Exactly what our site needed. She's creative, professional and very nice to work with. Highly recommend.

    Edit Wizard 4 U
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Shandra M.
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      Heidi is a delightful person, and very easy to work with. Heidi is consistently reliable in responding to e-mails and telephone messages. She delivers clear, well-written materials. To include, Heidi has excellent listening skills-following my instructions from beginning to end; and offering her awesome creative ideas, and various styles of writing to enhance my work. Her encouraging words gave me hope, and satisfaction in completing my book in a timely manner. I have enjoyed working with Heidi; she never gives up on her clients until they are satisfied. Heidi, you’re the best!!!

      Loraine V.
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      Lucille helped me with editing papers for my Master's degree. I was so pleased with the results, and hired her to help my daughter with her High School creative writing assignments! When I learned that she also did tutoring for reading, I asked her to help my elementary school Granddaughter, with reading comprehension. She has a special way of teaching which made the work fun while achieving success. Her writing abilities are evident in her published books for children and adults. I have read and enjoyed all of them. I highly recommend her services.

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Sue T.
      Verified review

      Reese is very professional and good, and humorous writer. I truly enjoyed working with him because he was willing to compose what I wanted and valued my wish. He is great!!!!!

      • 1 year in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Amber H.
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      Derek Frazier, Firm Leap Solutions, has been writing grants for Frontline Foundations, Inc. for over four years. He is an outstanding professional and a person of great integrity. He is committed to details, time-frames and always delivers more than expected. You can count on him to deliver as promised.

      Patricia French
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      David L.
      Verified review

      Awesome experience from beginning to end. Professional and very Creative.

      The PerkyTexan
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 20 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Susan S.
      Verified review

      Suzanne was the editor of my book, The Gyne's Guide for College Women (TheGynesGuide.com) and she did a fantastic job! I recommend her highly!

      Taylor Kasper
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Kathleen M.
      Verified review

      Taylor worked with me on a logo and designs for a presentation. Her work was thoughtful and creative, and she was always on time with deliverable. She's excellent with communication and feedback.

      About

      Resume writing, editorial, speechwriting, media training, media relations, crisis communications, news releases

      • 24 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I'm fun to work with and enjoy the creative process. I deliver what my clients want and need. And my fees are reasonable.

      About

      I approach every piece of work with a creative mindset and engage the audience with a unique voice.

      About

      I am a stand up comic, writer and improvisor. I can perform for parties and events and help people with speech writing and performing skills. I am trained from Second City writing program and iO improv program. I have experience performing stand up all over the Chicagoland area and will perform or assist for parties and events.

      About

      We offer a boutique-style powerhouse of design and marketing for video and beyond. Video production, audio, copywriting, directing, producing, b-roll Shoots, photographs - you need it? We can give it to you! You guessed it – we’re not a giant agency. We’re something better. We’re a small company with heart that will work its hardest to give you exactly what you want. You and your satisfaction are the only things that matter to us simply because you are special to us – you’re not just another knotch to be added on our giant belt to be forgotten. Todd and Marrakesh work personally with every client and every project – to ensure quality – you will never be lost in the shuffle with a middleman.

      About

      I am a graduate of Columbia College with a bachelor's in arts, entertainment, media, and management. I specialize in writing biography pages and website content such as About Us sections. I also research demographic information and write proposals. My latest client was The Rio Chicago, a multimillion dollar mega entertainment complex, restaurant, and lounge. I wrote all of their web content and the concept they turned in to the city for review.

      Q & A

      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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