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The Writer
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Tamer N.
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Todd is an outstanding professional. He did a great job editing my paper. He did finish the work before the deadline. I appreciate what he has done for me. I highly recommend him to everyone.

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Accurate Editing & Typing
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew A.
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Mr. Larson brought a high level of professionalism and expertise to my paper. Communication was very timely and the quality of work was superb. He delivered on the work ahead of schedule which was an added bonus. I'll definitely return when I require proofreading and editing services again!

  • 11 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Martina C.
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I have been out of the work force for a long time in my specific area. I am trying to re-enter the work force in my area but in a very specific company. Ken helped me write my resume which highlighted my past experience and my current experience (which has nothing to do with the job I am seeking). He was very professional and prompt. He had excellent writing skills and asked very good questions so I could get my resume ready for a job open in. He was very accommodating and easy to talk to. I will definitely use him again to revamp my resume if a job arises in the company.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I'm not very good at writing my own resume. I needed help with my resume fast. Melinda got a draft to me in less than 24 hours! She then sent a great cover letter the very next day! Both looked great! She spent a good hour on the phone with me asking lots of great questions. She really tailored it just for me. She definitely isn't like the large resume writing services where they just churn out resumes based on very little information. If you want a great resume, and you need it quickly, Melinda is the person for you!

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Dave Wheeler
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
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David was a fantastic support with the opening chapter of my first novel. He provided excellent insights into my writing habits, great suggestions and ultimately focussed on where I could strengthen my story to keep the reader engaged. His editing was very valuable, and he responded almost immediately. I would work with him again and happily recommend others consider him also.

Resume by Recruiter, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Alex C.
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Matt has a very good work around! He did a resume within 24 hours and I’m very happy about it. I just recently had him write and edit my resume. It was really good and I’m happy with the final outcome. I had no issues on the outcome of the work. He’s definitely commendable as a resume writer!

Awen Books and More
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Chloe was very professional and did a superb job with her submitted writing material that I requested. She checked in periodically to update me on the work and finished the project on time. An all around great experience with a professional. I would highly recommend Chloe to anyone.

Kristen Seery, M.D.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth G.
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It was an absolute pleasure working with Kristen. I can’t thank her enough for all the help I received from her assistance! I reached out to Kristen in search of assistance with writing and editing my thesis book. It was clear right away, that Kristen had superb editing skills, a keen eye to detail and strived at time management and organizational skills. But what truly made working with Kristen an exceptional experience, was her patience, genuine fascination and commitment to the content of my work and her overall kind spirit.

  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
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Marian did a fantastic job on helping me get my resume updated. It's really such a better representation of who I am and how I want to project myself to potential employers and clients. She has a multi-layered understanding of the process and is a really effective and creative writer. She was also responsive to my need to get the work done within a tight time-window, which I appreciated a lot. I can't recommend her highly enough!

Sheila Laing
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erik E.
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As the CEO of Wireless Analytics and Sheila’s manager for 16 months, I feel that I know Sheila pretty well. Sheila was thrust into a position of ambiguity, and asked to juggle the role of three separate positions during an organizational transition: 1) Human Resource Manager; 2) Office Manager; 3) my executive assistant. In all respects, she approached the challenge with rigor and professionalism. She is reliable, trustworthy, empathetic and approaches her work and life with both humor and enthusiasm. In her position as Human Resource Manager, Sheila was responsible for front-line support to our 45+ employees. Because we never had a person in this role in the past, Sheila was asked to create new processes and procedures for the first time. Her excellent written communication skills made writing new operating procedures seem easy, and her verbal communication skills and people skills made our employees feel well supported. In her position as Office Manager, Sheila was responsible for supporting the office environment, managing inventory, ordering office supplies, interfacing with building management and a vast array of discrete projects. She juggled these tasks with competence and commitment. In her position of executive assistant, Sheila was one of the most patient and supportive employees that I have had the pleasure of working with. I am not an easy person to work with daily, and Sheila always arrived with a smile and rarely was flustered or frustrated (or at least she didn’t show it – which is the test of a true professional). Sheila takes the initiative to identify problems and devise solutions. She has shown that she is an intelligent person with a mind well-suited to the world of business. The financial decision to outsource human resource management to an outside company, and the hiring of a controller resulted in the elimination of Sheila’s position. Sheila has informed me that she intends to pursue a career more closely related to her field of expertise: publishing, copy editing and intellectual property rights. Based on her excellent writing ability, her editing skills, her ability to work with anyone, she clearly has the interest and ability to excel in this field. I therefore highly recommend her.

A Better Way To Write
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Columbine P.
Verified review

Bea met me at exactly the time she said she would, and my cat liked her immediately. She took good care of my cat while I was working out of town.

Andrew Green
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Virginia F.
    Verified review

    I contacted Andrew Green to assist me with a grant proposal. As an artist my strengths are in the visual world so I needed help when applying for a grant which required much writing. Mr. Green helped me not only to submit a professionally written proposal, he helped me to clarify my thoughts and ideas about my project. During the process Mr. Green also reworked my artist statement which will be beneficial for me on many levels. I was very happy with my experience working with Mr. Green. He made a process which is usually tedious and painful, easy and in fact enjoyable. I hope to work with him again.

    CMX Communications
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Matthew F.
    Verified review

    Janice was extremely helpful. I would hire her for any professional writing projects.

    Writers 1 Stop
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Gina C.
      Verified review

      It's a pleasure to work with someone who can communicate the core of your message even better than you can! Luanne "gets" it. A beautiful writer and excellent editor, Luanne is a joy to work with. A true professional!

      Travel the Write Way LLC
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 30 years in business
      Sharon M.
      Verified review

      Linda is an outstanding communicator who has demonstrated her writing skills in many domains including: Business communications--Linda has the ability to take even the most complex business topics and make them clear and understandable for any audience. Employee communications--If you are looking for a creative and business-savvy approach for reaching and engaging employees, Linda has the proven ability to deliver. Ghost writing--Want to say something important but aren't a writer yourself? Linda can help by becoming your voice. Writing services--Linda can edit your existing work or coach you through your own creation process. Teaching--Certified by Amherst Writers and Artists, Linda provides writing workshops for both creative and business writers.

      Verbatim-Ink
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 39 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      John C.
      Verified review

      Kind and caring. Asked questions to get to know you and pulled talents out of you. Resume was outstanding and she helped with interviewing. Creativity in writing is her talent and gift. Felt like family . Would recommend to anyone.

      About

      I have extensive experience writing professional and student resumes, as well as copy for multi-page small business websites. I can craft a unique, compelling voice for every client (individual or company) that best showcases your particular talents, skill set and services to set you apart from your competitors. Samples of my work are available upon request.

      About

      I can write and edit articles for you. I have a bachelor's in English, and I can help with any writing or editing task that you have. I can also do data entry.

      About

      Writing/editing services, including technology, medical and health, financial and general reporting, also fashion, home, style, food, education. Tutoring and ESL available. I have a master's degree in journalism and worked for newspapers, magazines and book publishers, especially in technical and medical and SEO fields in many topics. Tutored ESL students of all abilities and all native language backgrounds. Proficient in French. Customers love that I am fast and accurate and that I have depth and breadth of knowledge.

      About

      I have two degrees: one in English and the other in Biology from UMass Dartmouth, and a Master's degree from Bridgewater State University. I can transcribe, edit, or write for both individuals and businesses. I have experience in medical and pharmacy terminology, as well. I am prompt, and depending on the amount of information, give a 48-72 hour turnaround period.

      About

      I have succeeded across a wide variety of assignments, long and short term. I have written editorial op/eds, letters from the CEO, corporate and non-profit communications, analysis, screenplays, ads, marketing collateral and have loved it all. It's always about telling a story in a beautiful or compelling way to connect with your readers. I am not patient, focused, skilled and intuitive.

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      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:

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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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