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Write Well Coaching
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas I.
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Write Well Coaching did a great job helping me to update and modernize my resume. And it only took them two revisions to get it right. I'm happy to recommend them.

Write4You
4.4
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 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.

Research writer
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Daniel M.
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Yared was a great communicator and just went over and beyond what we asked of him. He genuinely enjoys his work and is more than happy to take his time and make sure things are done right. His attention to detail is very relieving for people who are too busy or careless. He is also a great explainer and teacher in many ways.

SharonM7
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andy D.
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Sharon- was exactly what I needed. She met my need of finding a talented writer with creativity. Her work was excellent and she was very responsive and professional.

Your Pro Writer
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evan B.
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Dr. Neal is an amazing writer and world-class editor! I wouldn't have been able to finish my personal statement for residency without his help! He is very professional, responsive and easy to work with. I am extremely pleased with the results and look forward to working again together in the future. Highly recommend him to everyone!!

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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.

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.

    Web Content Writer
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Vickey Z.
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      I hired DJ to create all of the content for one of my niche sites (over 50 posts) and i was extremely pleased with the speed and quality of the articles. He is definitely one of my go to writers for any type of writing. I have some more work for you too buddy! Haha

      The Learning Turtle
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Adam S.
      Verified review

      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.

      About

      I can help you grow your business by providing quality, relevant content that will build your customers confidence and trust. I create web content, newsletter content, blog posts and more that will help potential customers find you and stick with you.

      About

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

      About

      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.

      About

      Longtime reporter and copy editor at The Washington Post now a freelance editor/writer of articles/books/essays/speeches. I also edit textbooks, notably medical and nursing.

      • 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.

      About

      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.

      Andrew Weber
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Coach Lynn J.
      Verified review

      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

      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 .

      About

      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.

      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!

      About

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

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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.