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The Write Proofreader
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from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alan H.
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Kelly did a great job editing my dissertation. She was good to work with with regard to timing and billing, plus her edits were clear, concise, and easy to understand.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
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My experience with Cathy Rogers was great in the best sense of the word. She not only redrafted my novel, without changing my narrative but she was very professional, extremely punctual and never delayed on returning her scholarly edited work on time. A wordsmith indeed this lady is.

Tyson Canty
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    Fredrick C.
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    I've had several projects done by Ms. Taylor's staff. They've done each assignment in a timely manner, responded back to all my concerns and are priced very modestly for such high quality work. I've referred at least three other clients. They have thanked me and commented on experiencing the same great service.

    DACO Editorial
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Patrick A.
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    I highly recommend working wit Mr. Cohen if you get the opportunity. I found his insights and technical skills to be extremely helpful and helped me greatly in my writing project. His communication is excellent, I was always able to email him and get a response within a day or two. I would definitely like to work with him again.

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    Anything you need done, we can do it quickly and efficiently ! We will always keep customers satisfied if not more then that!

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    Proofreading and Editing. I have a very, very keen eye and I can guarantee correct spelling and sentence structure.

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    Recent graduate of English studies, I know how to write well and how to edit well. I am very well versed in editing, having worked as an English tutor at my university for 3 years.

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    Read and edit material that people would like to have sent out and I also do writing of any sort. Not the best when it comes to writing? I can help with that.

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    Because I only accept work that I enjoy reading, I can excel in helping a writing piece shine. Often excellent thinking, beautiful expression of thought needs to be strengthened with some tighter editing.

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    I write, I edit, and I love it. I have 9 years of experience. I've edited books and copy edited a newspaper for three years, and last year I produced a yearbook. Now I write and edit for the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues blog.

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    My perfectionist tendencies result in a quality product every time. I take pride in my work and truly enjoy editing documents to bring them to their highest potential.

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    We can edit your resume or cover letter to make you look your best. You don't have one typed yet? Answer a few quick questions about your work history, and we can type and format a winning resume personalized to appeal to potential employers. Other editing, proofreading, writing, and typing services are available upon request!

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    I provide expert professional editing, writing, formatting in almost all genres; please check my website for more information.†

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    I am a Lexington, KY based writer and editor. I got my Master's degree in English Literature from Georgetown University and I have extensive experience doing amateur and professional editing work in Washington, DC. Now that I have re-located, I am dedicated to offering my services to aspiring writers and professionals in the Bluegrass State.

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    Avid reader; above-average spelling and grammatical skills; licensed Realtor; branch manager for governmental office.

    • 11 years in business
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    • 5 years in business
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    Cab and Corporal represents a video, photography and visual media duo based out of Lexington, KY. Our talents cover a broad spectrum of interests; we write, we design, we sometimes dance, and yes, we even edit, from photos and videos to copy editing.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    M.A. in journalism, MFA in creative writing, Ph.D. in rhetoric and TESL. Professional experience and teaching experience at the university level.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    It's probably going to end up being the cheaper option for you the consumer, while you suffer no loss in quality or effort put towards realizing your editing desires.

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    I'm a writer and writing teacher with over eighteen years of experience. I've written and edited grants, press releases, advertising copy, educational materials and technical documents. I'm just about to get my MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree in writing. I will graduate in December of this year. I've spent the last two years honing my writing ability both within my program and as a writing studio consultant for the university, working with university students on their own writing projects. I am also a published author.

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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:

    • 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.
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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.

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