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MOS Creative and Marketing
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Antonio P.
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Very exited to be working author Creative and Marketing!

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JFH careers and tutoring
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn D.
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Jennifer was extremely creative in getting all my experience, education, and skills on a great looking resume. It was quick and painless. She was great.

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tina N.
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Brenda is an accomplished business writer, proposal writer, and marketing copy. She is professional, timely, and have a keen eye in proofreading her work. I recommend hiring Brenda for your writing needs.

Write Well Coaching
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie M.
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Amenah has been an indispensable component of some of my best work throughout my bachelor and masters degrees. Even if the subject matter is obscure, she is able to quickly understand the point I was trying to get across and help me find the most strategic, well-organized pathway to get my point across to the reader. Importantly, she takes into consideration the audience you are writing for (whether academic, journalistic, grant agencies, etc.), helping you tailor the form and delivery of your writing. Amenah is not only a skilled grammatical editor. She is able to work with my style of writing, not against it, making me a better writer with each project she assists on. Her personable nature and common sense way of talking me through even the most complex subject matter helps me organize my thoughts and arguments, making any writing task seem far less daunting. I would HIGHLY recommend working with Amenah.

Write4You
4.4
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla L.
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I recommend Tom as being an excellent resume writer. I was hesitant, at first, to use Thumbtack. I now have a brand new resume and cover letter I like.

P. R. Cheek
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Davon C.
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Passion helped me out with my website content when I started my home inspection business. I gave her a basic idea of what I wanted to express to my potential customers about myself and my services. She took this basic information and ran with it. Her creativity was off the charts. I wouldn't have thought of half the things she did. I have since recommended Passion to friends and family and will continue to do so. 5 stars for sure!

Shadronics Inc.
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Terri P.
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Dujon was awesome! I will work with him again and again. He was able to do everything I was originally looking for, and more. I can't recommend him highly enough!

Your Pro Writer
4.0
from 1 review
  • 32 years in business
Ana C.
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Quick turnaround!

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anita S.
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Laurie has edited many of my documents over the past 20 + years. She is professional, talented, creative, and has an excellent eye for detail. She has provided substantive copyediting and proof-reading for many of my published articles and professional papers. She also developed and regularly updates my PowerPoint presentations and hand-outs, that I use at conferences throughout the US and Europe, often adding Excel charts, or suggesting diagrams and exhibits, to more clearly describe a concept. Her work has also included reorganizing and editing my professional resume and detailed application, which helped me receive a Fulbright Scholarship. She is responsive, and diligent to make sure it meets all the requirements. I highly recommend Laurie Cohen for editorial services.

Croix Marketing & Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lacoya W.
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I worked with Amara on a project to launch a social media presence for my company. Amara was very thorough in her research and created a strategy plan for us which laid a great foundation for the types of content that would resonate with our audiences. It was a pleasure to work with Amara. She always presented new ideas and brought creativity and passion to her work.

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Reach out to me for an impeccable editing experience! I have extensive writing, editing and proof reading experience. I meet deadlines consistently, no matter how hard the job.

Leslie Lass
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anoja R.
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Leslie worked with my son who is autistic and a poet and a writer. Leslie was his tutor several years ago. They worked on all of that. As well he was doing presentations on autism and related issues. Leslie and Chandima worked on those too. She was an outstanding teacher

Old City Marketing, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Paul B.
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    Brilliant and creative. You won't be disappointed.

    About

    I am available to write or edit your materials as needed. I worked in politics for over 20 years and I now I am a freelancer writer/editor. I am especially good in all things legislative but am happy to deal in all kinds of prose. I also am adept at planning meetings and parties. You won't go wrong if you use my services .

    Senior Editor-Writer
    5.0
    from 1 review
      About

      Writing and editing for all written work products. Experience in government, business, academia, reports, professional journal articles, magazine features, newspaper features. Experiece with all types of audiences: plain language for laymen, converting technical details, sophisticated subject matter experts. Rigrous education in technology and science as well as public affairs, politics, congressional and agency clients.

      Pen for Hire
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Jennifer R.
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        As a new writer, I was looking for a friendly editor that could walk me through the process, and Jason delivered. He is easy to communicate with via email, and has provided helpful edits and comments on my writing that I believe have improved my writing in general. I am looking forward to working with him in the future.

        • 3 years in business
        About

        A full-spectrum creative agency, Quatrain handles every aspect of the development process, from research and interviewing to writing and graphic design. The result? Custom content that packs a punch, and a seamless, enjoyable experience for our clients.

        • 5 years in business
        About

        I am a creative writer in a day and age where many people have lost the ability to write concisely, with innovation and technicality, with proper grammar that doesn't seem like a abbreviation-filled text message, or a tweet where the character count is more important than the message. I pride myself on being able to express a idea, relay a message with creativity, originality and erudition. I love writing stories, but don't at all mind the monotonous stability and consistency of technical writing; a combination which in itself is unusual, but fortuitous when it comes to almost any job.

        Andrew Weber
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Coach Lynn J.
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        Andrew is a very gifted and skilled writer. He is able to make powerful edits that make a difference. I found him to be very professional, positive and cognizant of timelines. I have utilized his skills on several projects and will again. I am always bery satisfied with his work and work ethic.

        About

        If you are looking for a great editor/writer you found the best. I pay great attention to detail, I am organized, and have over 10 years experience editing resumes, essays, and any type of correspondence. I have excellent writing and editing skills. My mother is a college English teacher, so I learned from the best!

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Asha T.
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        Stacia did a superb job for me, crafting a letter regarding a very delicate situation. I'm a writer - a professional writer, but I knew that my emotions would negatively impact any attempt to communicate to the said party. I hired IHTMFYW. In 24 hours, I had a well-crafted, honest and insightfully-written letter that captured the key elements I wanted to highlight while maintaining a compassionate undertone. I highly recommend this service to anyone who is seeking "just the right words" for situations that need it most.

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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.