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VerbWright Writing Services
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark A.
Verified review

Sandy has done a terrific job. She is an excellent writer, but, more than that, she takes the time to figure out exactly what your goals are, and then tailors her writing to be in line with those goals. She is also prompt, dependable, and charges extremely reasonable fees. I highly recommend Sandy for your writing needs!

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.

Notch
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The articles you wrote for my website did the trick. Thank you for helping me connect with my audience. They probably I'm some kind of Shakespeare now, but that was all you. Thanks! :)

Michael Epifani
4.9
from 10 reviews
    Sam M.
    Verified review

    Our team hired mike after an impressive interview, and after thorough review of his outstanding work portfolio. During his time with us, his dependability, consistency and impeccable attention to detail in conjunction with the ability to manage a team of other freelance writers allowed him to progress from a freelance writer to Editor In Chief. He also held the title of Team Manager, and his team consistently achieved and exceeded weekly and monthly goals. As Mike's project was concluded, our administrative staff have saved his contact information because he will surely be contacted when his expertise is required in the future. It is without any hesitation that I recommend this outstanding individual.

    Jack B.
    Verified review

    Mike has done a great job editing my work in the past. He has a very critical eye and is good at spotting inconsistencies and making work more concise. My writing was definitely much improved after receiving Mike's input. Having reviewed some of his own work as well, I know that Mike is also a clear, clever, and insightful writer.

    Marissa Fenley
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Sivan O.
    Verified review

    Marissa worked with me to fine-tune a cover letter draft, and tailor it to multiple job applications. Her edits were thoughtful and really took my writing to the next level. Her writing expertise and creative approach helped me finalize a cover letter that stood out, and I ended up with two job offers!

    Edit Wizard 4 U
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Abby N.
      Verified review

      Heidi is amazing – she is professional, easy to talk to and most of all, she transformed my book into a more interesting and readable format. Her input gave me the confidence to put my story out into the world. I would recommend Heidi to anyone who needs an editor. She understands what the writer’s challenges are – she “gets it”. She’s great!

      Wendy Lalli, Ltd.
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 21 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Susan G.
      Verified review

      I have known Wendy Lalli for many years. She is the consumate professional in the Communications Business; not only a strong writer, but an inspiring speaker. Wendy has come to my marketing classes at Columbia College many times to share her insights, wisdom, and advice with my students. Her style is approachable. Her knowledge incredible. Her ability to change lives with her words, unmatchable. She tells her story beautifully, underscoring her humanity. She inspires each of my students to take leaps of faith, follow their own paths, and believe in themselves. I would hire her for any speaking engagement I could, she is that good. Susan Geffen

      • 1 year in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Amber H.
      Verified review

      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.

      Heidi Lombardo
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Matt M.
        Verified review

        We needed a writer to tackle a project at work, and we hired Heidi to turn it around on the quick. She was professional, delivered the project a day early and her rate was competitive. I would refer her anytime.

        • 18 years in business
        Amaka Imani N.
        Verified review

        John D. Evans is a Wonderful, Poet, Author & Man of God. I Have Purchased One of His Poetry Books, J.D.'s Groove! He is a Fascinating Writer who shares Great Words of Wisdom. John D. continues to Inspire Others in Many Ways. I Recommend His Books & His Services! He is Dedicated to Serving All as the Founder of Musology! I Am so grateful for his Kindness and Inspiration! If you haven't purchased one of his many books, look for him on Amazon or his personal website and get your copy!

        • 3 years in business
        Nicole W.
        Verified review

        Working with Kay was fantastic! Her feedback was thoughtful and thorough! She is a fantastic writer which was definitely reflected in her proposed edits. Would definitely recommend!

        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

        My work stands out because I have 20 years as a professional writer and editor. Individuals retain my services because my unique background in education, and business has allowed me to work with people in many industries. I am knowledgeable about trends in hiring, and employers' needs. I highlight those aspects in the resumes and cover letters, and train clients on how to position themselves for successful interviews. Also, I write speeches for people who need to address community groups and businesses to achieve prominence in their industries.

        About

        I am a salesperson at heart. Before I became a professional writer I was one of the top sellers at my previous jobs, including Abercrombie & Fitch and Aveda. Now I put those sales skills to work through the my writing pen.

        About

        For you and your business, she writes the right messages, packs unforgettable images in exquisite boxes of words, writes occasional wrongs out of people's minds and replace hurt feelings with kind memories....She writes so you can be saved for more important things: to keep your family members happy, your friends close; your business relationships strong, to retain your customers through hard patches, and, above all, to clear the way for you to be your best.

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        Categories: marketing communications, public relations, sales promotion, training and more. Formats: articles, news releases, speeches, video and multimedia scripts and treatments, manuals, Web content, TV and radio commercials, direct mail, white papers, and annual reports.

        About

        I am a Special Education and English Language Arts teacher, so I am able to offer services to people with special needs and those with more general needs. My Bachelor's degree is in English and I worked as a freelance writer for 5+ years, mainly with a company that assisted with resumes, cover letters, college applications, proofreading, web content, essays, and so on. I also have a certificate in editing and have edited two published books. I have a strong background in English, literacy, and writing. I use research-based educational programs to create a student's learning plan, while also integrating the latest educational technology to complement each student's learning program. I create individualized and differentiated programs for students of all ages, learning styles, skill levels, and needs.

        About

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

        About

        American expat living and working in Quito as a freelance editor and writer. I've worked on long and short term projects and am available for last minute jobs.

        • 5 years in business
        About

        If we're talking about freelance composing/songwriting, I feel that I have one up on the competition. I started studying music before I even learned to read. I have written and recorded hundreds of songs of various genres and styles. Give me a decade or an artist or a feeling and I'll recreate it either to represent a specific time or to modernize it and make it original. I love a challenge!

        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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