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Jeff Berger Communications
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan R.
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I really enjoyed working with Jeff. He understood what I was trying to accomplish and helped make my writing much more readable and succinct. I highly recommend Jeff.

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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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 358 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
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Mr. Day is a wealth of knowledge and has helped me tremendously. I would recommend his services to anyone needing career advice and/or direction as well as résumé writing assistance. His expertise has been invaluable to me.

Write Well Coaching
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 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.

  • 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.

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JFH careers and tutoring
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashunti O.
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Resume writing - Jennifer applied quickly to my response and worked diligently to provide me a resume within a few short hours. She was understanding and completed it to my liking. Thank you

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Ashshanae Chew
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel D.
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Words cannot express how satisfied I am with Ashshanae's resume writing services. The entire process was very professional and fast! She always confirmed receipt of my information and provided great insights to all of my questions. You cannot go wrong with Ashshanae. She really took away all the stress I had about redoing my resume. I can't believe I didn't do this sooner. I also added her LinkedIn package. My LinkedIn is now professional looking and structured to help find me the best fitting position! If you are looking for resume writing or any other related professional services, you have to go with Ashshanae. The services are affordable and the service is top notch in every way possible. Thank you Ashshanae for everything! I cannot wait to see what doors my new professional resume opens for me. :)

Bespoke Editorial
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Curtiss C.
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After talking to Bespoke Editorial I decided that my book was not ready for copy editing. Sabrina suggested that I take my book to a develop editor,or try to get feed back from writing community groups. I went to a writing meet up, and I was not satisfied. All the feedback I got was that the book is too dense. Sabrina explained what this meant and then pitched the idea of a manuscriptevaluator being the strategic decision to do to see if the book was ready for copy editing. From there she recemmended three developmental editors who do manuscript evaluating. She even gave me the rate they would charge.

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EpiStat-E Consulting LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 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.

Picture Perfect Page
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Shankar S.
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Excellent, high quality professional work, dedicated, the editor delivered an excellent quality deliverable under a very tight deadline. An investment I will never regret and will definitely use the services again. The editor is highly knowledgeable with insights that go beyond usual writing tasks. I am highly obliged for her expert suggestions which I have accepted all. I have already recommended her to my other friends and clients, and shared with them very professional experiences I have received while working Lauren on multiple projects. I will be working with her in near and long term future definitely. Highly recommended!

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!!!

P. R. Cheek
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire 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!

  • 26 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Aliza G.
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I am writing this review as I am extremely happy with the services Coach Lynn provided. After several sessions with her and professionally written resume I got two interviews out of only 3 jobs I have applied for and have already scheduled my final interview at the University of my choice! Coach Lynn didn't only give me a professional advice, but she motivated me to do my best when I felt discouraged! She is truly an amazing life coach! I can always text her for an advice or just an encouragement and she's always there for you! She is super friendly and sweet and has a calm positive aura that brings enormous positivity! What a finding! I knew it right away it would have been a successful companionship! She is outstanding!!!

Wyzant Tutoring
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
JMarc P.
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My experience with Erin was very brief but, very helpful and enjoyable. My 4th grader needed help with his writing. she did a very thorough assessment of his ability and proceeded. It was summer and we had a lot of travel and were not consistent clients. We are currently looking to rehire and work with her this winter/spring.

Belle's Tutoring Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine B.
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Ms. Belle has tutored my twins since September 2016. She is great with them and they love working with her. I have seen significant improvements in my kids' written ability in terms of clarity, volume, flow, and style. They are in the 5th Grade AAP Level IV program in FCPS and are now comfortable constructing multiple paragraphs to express their ideas or tell a story. My daughter is especially confident and excited in her writing since working with Ms. Belle. My son's ability to write about his passion for sports has soared. The effort is reflected in the last two report cards and in the grades that they receive on their language arts projects. I highly recommend Ms. Belle as a language arts tutor and we will continue to engage her services.

Jeffrey Townsend
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Julie F.
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I had just decided to explore my job opportunities. A head hunter had contacted me. The company wanted a resume within a short period of time. I did not have a draft or a resume since I had always been hired by companies through my network. Jeff responded immediately and had a draft available within 1 day. He asked questions, listened to my needs and finalized within 3 days. This man is unbelievable. His is highly educated, knows the market, and more than willing to lend assistance throughout this process. I highly recommend him. I am forever indebted to his help, guidance and assistance. I am amazed how much support I received for the price. He is truly an amazing writer and coach. If you would like to speak to me for a personal recommendation feel free to contact me at fers5718@aol.com.

GenPro Resumes
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Karin C.
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Maureen helped me revamp my resume. After teaching for 20 years, it was time to enter the real world of jobs. Maureen took my experiences and translated them into appropriate terms for my new job quest. I appreciated the time Maureen took to get to know me, as she was able to tailor the resume to reflect who I am.

Senior Editor-Writer
5.0
from 1 review
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    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.

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    I create newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, and flyers. I also can write business articles for companies and do educational consulting for day care centers and charter schools. I also create and facilitate parent training workshops.

    Giraffe Resume

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      So you've just lost your job. Now what? In a difficult economy, finding employment is difficult and stressful. Our professional services can solve this problem by getting you employed 50% faster and increasing your salary by more than $1,000. And in most cases, our services are tax deductible! Additionally, our resume and cover letter services come with an interview guarantee—if you do not receive an invitation to interview within 2 months, we will rewrite your resume and cover letter for free! No longer will you have to feel the frustration of not receiving invitations to interview! All of our employees have graduated from elite universities such as the University of Chicago and George Washington University, and many of our associates possess or are pursuing graduate degrees in business, law, and English. Quality and customer satisfaction are our top priority, with 100% of our customers having been satisfied with our services. Imagine yourself at your desk doing work that you actually love—and getting paid more money to do it than ever before! Our services will assist you in getting the job of your dreams. And we guarantee results—economic recession or not.

      Resume Your Career
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Kelly C.
      Verified review

      Patrick O'Connor's insight and recommendations regarding resume writing and the job search process were invaluable! His advice dramatically improved my resume. Patrick took time to ask specific questions, to better glean what type of position I was seeking, which ultimately led to a resume perfectly tailored to my needs. He was efficient and effective from start to finish. I highly recommend his services.

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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.