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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
Tori E.
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I called Dr. Helgeson after receiving her initial quote on Thumbtack. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and was always patient with me whenever I asked questions because I wanted to ensure I had the best writer to rewrite my resume. Dr. Helgeson was prompt with my resume and the quality is a huge difference of what I had before. I look forward to applying this resume for my new career and I thank Dr. Helgeson for all of her help!

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 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 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Alyson S.
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She was great to work with. I especially loved how thorough she was with her questioning. To me it meant she wanted to understand more of what I do and my ambitions in order to write a more personalized resume for me. I would defiantely recommend to anyone looking for help with their resume.

Write4You
4.4
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Johnnie C.
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The prosses was very professional he did a fantastic resume and we work on all aspects answered all questions made several drafts and did all adjustments to crate a very professional resume will recommend to use

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I provide book editing, proposal writing and funding strategies for small businesses and private non-profit corporations. Also able to provide peer review, editing and second-set-of-eyes strategies for completed proposals.

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Hello, there. I'm Corey, your helpful writer. I've spent the better part of my life striving to become an excellent writer. I'm a university graduate and tutor in writing and have never stopped furthering my own education and experience. I have published short fiction and numerous online articles. Now, I'm here to help you polish any piece of work you're currently struggling with. Whether you're a proficient English writer already, or you're new to the language, I'll help you become a better, more confident writer.

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Technical Writer with 15 years experience in creating User Manuals, Help Systems and editing. Experienced with govt. and private industries.

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Freelance editing and writing, with a specialty in health, science, and medicine. 40 year career in Federal government communications.

The Learning Turtle
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
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I've trusted Katie's keen eye and thoughtful critique with numerous professional and personal writing projects, including articles for publication, experimental poetry, and short fiction. In each circumstance, she was an enthusiastic and valuable guide, offering thoughtful criticism each step of the way. An accomplished and imaginative writer in her own right, I've always trusted Katie's unique insight when refining prose.

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.

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I work on a need based schedule for the UN as a Medical Writer and Researcher, as well as successful business owner. I am available to meet by appointment within 25 mi of the DC area Mon-Sun. I am available virtually 24/7 via Skype, Internet, and Telephone at your request. I am currently freelancing inquiries, such as writing. I am very flexible. I am an excellent writer, as well as publish blogging content for the UN, Albert Pujols Family Foundation, amd other companies. I provide resume writing and report creation. I have a portfolio of work I have done in the past available on request. I have always been an excellent communicator, and know how to phrase ideas and thoughts in ways that are clear and reflect feeling and draw people in to the message I convey in my written communications. I offer help with job searching, resume writing, document design, and creation of professionally designed reports and presentations. I have experience writing grants, teaching courses in languages, and tutoring on an array of subjects as well. Due to the task of running my own businesses, I am an expert at database and data entry management, windows operating systems and iOS, keynote, PowerPoint, word, pages, numbers, excel, coding/HTML, photoshop, lightroom, graphic design including blogging templates, web design, logos, creative aesthetics, and other business and artistic technique. I offer career advancement and guidance services to those whom need them. My goal is to make the most of your skills by optimizing your knowledge, life goals, helping you with job opportunities, in furthering education, and in counseling those I am licensed to help. My goal is to help people become the best of themselves they can be, and equipped my clients with the knowledge, help, tools, strategies, information, goals, and solutions it will take to get there.

Carlos
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Grace M.
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    A very great academic writer, I will recommend him in all your academic papers over and over

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    I have the patience to attempt to make each word appropriate and correct.

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    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!

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    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 .

    Blesid Consulting
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jay A.
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    Juanita Greenfield has vast experience in market research, market development, and brand design. She is also a skilled writer and editor. Add to those skills here legal background, she is a rare find! Looking forward to our next project.

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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.

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    I am a writer based out of the nation's capital. I have six years of professional writing, blogging, and editing experience, and my articles have appeared in major outlets like Forbes, The Blaze, Red State, and a plethora of other outlets both online and in print. I capture my clients' ideas and energy and translate them into beautiful copy for any outlet.

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    Well, there are several reasons: 1) Technically, I know various writing styles real well (AP, GPO, Chicago, APA). 2) Through my years of journalism and other writing experience, I've developed a knack for clear, accurate, succinct expression and finding just the right words for a certain thought. 3) I was trained in Biochemistry in college. This developed my strong analytical ability, which helps me produce clear, logical, and error-free copy. 4) I write poetry, so I bring an aesthetic sensibility to the written word, helping me produce writing that's tasteful, sensitive, and moving. 5) I have a broad general knowledge, in everything from world history to science, art to gastronomy, which strengthens my fact-checking and editing in many ways.

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    Independent medical writing and editing by a award-winning medical writer with 20 years of experience. Her writing or editing has landed her articles into prestigious journals such as JAMA, Science, Pain, Neurology, Nature Drug Reviews, Nature Scientific Reports and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, among others. She has written reports for the US Surgeon General and the US President. She holds an MS and PhD in neuroscience from Princeton University.

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    I am a freelance writer who lends out my services for articles, novels, and many more writing jobs. I do it because there are some people that can't write or have poor grammar skills, but that's no reason to not advertise your business or stop you from sharing your ideas. That's why I am here to do the work for you, and we both get rewarded in the end.

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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.