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EpiStat-E Consulting LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
McCay M.
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Dr. Popoola customer service is exceptional. He is very knowledgeable in academic writing and editing. The product of his work is collegiate worthy. I would consult him for any future academic journal writing within the public health research field.

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Jeff Berger Communications
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori O.
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Jeff was very helpful and professional in editing my book.

Bespoke Editorial
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
IK C.
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I had the distinct pleasure and fortune to connect with Sabrina and have her do the copy editing of my first book, ‘Chronicles: The Journey of a Legal American Immigrant’ and she simply blew me away. Her professionalism, response time and execution was second to none. She delivered the edits before the due date and her presentation was extraordinary. She made key edits that brought life to my story and made the words jump out of the pages. Sabrina was very assessable and even went as far as helping edit my bio at the back of my book which was not in the scope of our contract. This spoke volumes to me as it proved it was not just a job to her but her passion. You will not be disappointed if you solicit Sabrina’s editing services. She will be the first person I call on my next project for sure!

  • 26 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Nina G.
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Coach Lynn is very professional and intelligent lady. She exceeded my expectations at the very first meeting! She gave me very valuable advises and she figured exactly what type of career I was looking for. Looking forward to my next sessions with Coach Lynn. I highly recommend her to anyone not only for resume writing but for a professional advice. Nina G.

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Verho Communications, LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yongyi X.
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I had a one on one session with Tom and it was fantastic. At first I thought I was pretty ok with my speech outline before I talked to him. It wasn't until we talked about the structure of my speech that I realized my speech lacked focus. Long story short, we completely restructured my speech together and Tom gave me extremely great insights on how to plan out my speech before I even begin writing it. This is knowledge something that I will take it to the heart and will never forget.

Write Well Coaching
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Batul Z.
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Amenah did a excellent job helping me with grant writing and resume writing. Her work has helped me succeed both academically and professionally

Write4You
4.4
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Georgette D.
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Extremely pleased with the resume Tom created for me. Because of his expertise in resume writing, I am confident I will get interviews....Very impressed with his attention to detail ! Great job Tom!!!

Eluke Expressions, LLC.
4.5
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Meseret K.
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Mr. Kpalukwu was very professional in preparing and editing resume. He answered all questions and gave enough time to review his work. He made sure I liked what he had done before he accepted any money from me. I was not expecting that and surprised! He went beyond my expectations. I will definitely recommend Mr. Kpalukwu to anyone who wants his professional support delivery.

SharonM7
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jelika M.
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So far, Sharon has been great. She is quite responsive, easy to work with, and her skills are exactly what I'm looking for in editing my manuscript. The fact that she is familiar with my genre and is flexible to work with as well, has put me at ease. I look forward to seeing her complete work and as of now, I can say that I hope to work with her on other work as well. Will update upon completion!

  • 11 years in business
  • 19 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.

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Write Books Right
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John M.
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Alice did a wonderful job editing various personal stories I have written over the years. I wanted to put them all together in one book. All this was done with great dispatch. She even had some excellent suggestions to improve the writing. No question I would highly recommend her.

Kimberly Eddings
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Leighann B.
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Kim has always been an exceptional writer. She had edited a few writing pieces for me including personal statements and essays. Her commentary has always pushed me to think outside of the box and she always found a way to help me express my thoughts eloquently. Not to mention she is very punctual and responds quickly. I will always go to her for my editing services!

Belle's Tutoring Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
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Mrs Belle is a excellent tutor and my son loves meeting with her each week. His reading, writing along with other skills have improved. The progress showed on his class work and report cards. She is very caring. I highly recommend Mrs Belle.

P. R. Cheek
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jo H.
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P. R. Cheek has helped me numerous times on my colllege essays. She was very professional and provided assistance to ensure my papers were cohesive, flowed in a way to make sense, and were on topic. She would tell me what to eliminate from the paper and how to add more descriptive yet pertinent details to make sure my ideas got across. She would explain feedback to make sure you could understand your paper and your voice was in the paper. I got all A’s on the papers she helped write and still use her to this day!

Amber Brehon
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Autumn B.
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I reached out to her to edit and format my resume. She editing both the text and the appearance of my resume. She made sure to conference with me about the accuracy of the information I provided as well as what aspects of my career I wished the emphasize. She completed the formatting in less than 72 hours. I did receive multiple job offers, and I am confident I could not have performed the type of formatting and editing she did for me in such a short time span.

  • 3 years in business
About

As a consultant and business owner, my expertise is not contained to one relatively small field. I am well versed in writing, event management, public relations, marketing and business development enabling me to conceptualize the bigger picture for every client's campaign.

Katrina's Editing Lab
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri H.
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Very professional, great edits, reasonable price, easy to contact-would definitely use Katrina again.

About

Tutoring - I am happy to tailor the tutoring experience to meet individual needs. I work together with students to create a plan for tutoring that may involve outside reading and "homework" assignments - if appropriate - to reinforce material covered in lessons. I am also adept at sensing when I may need to shift teaching methods or the pace of lessons for students and I encourage them to provide ongoing constructive feedback. Translations - I have been told that my translations get to the feel and intent of the original writing, beyond simply interpreting the literal meaning. Simply put, I take great care with my word choice in order to reflect the style, tone and subtlety of meaning conveyed by the author as closely as possible. Editing - I love that part of being a good editor is being a good teacher. I make recommendations to improve written material, and if I do my job well, the client learns something from the process. For example, perhaps they will gain insight on how to: make smooth transitions between paragraphs, provide sufficient evidence to support an argument, or reduce unnecessary words for clearer, more concise sentences.

Rick Bell
5.0
from 1 review
    Christopher P.
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    I have had the pleasure of working with Rick on a number of occasions to utilize his expertise in career coaching, resume writing, and business consulting. As a coach and consultant, he is a great listener and provides useful feedback and ideas for action. I have found him to have good availability and always responds quickly. He is professional, discreet, and I trust him completely. I recommend him highly! Christopher Porter

    About

    Do you need some professional editing assistance for your doctoral dissertation, master's thesis or similar project? If you do, then I am the one to call. I have more than 22 years of experience with such documents. I specialize in dissertations and master's theses related to clinical psychology, experimental psychology, education, social work, history, bio-medical research, political science and business. Whether you need proofreading, basic editing, help with APA formatting, major revision or something else, I can assist you. If you need some help, contact me via email.

    About

    I do copy writing and editing of all types. The written word can inspire love, loathing, inspiration or exasperation. Words can educate or intimidate. When you are quickly trying to get a point across, words should never be the boring type because your audience, soon, will become the ignoring type. I guarantee the right kind of attention.

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    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:

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    • Strong writing skills.
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    • 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.
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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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    • 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.