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The Writer
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Bar G.
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Great writing ! Did a very good job in no time!

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Accurate Editing & Typing
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John L.
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first of all let me say that I was a little nervous in trusting someone with my work writing is everything to me but Tod is extremely professional walks you through everything explains everything I could not of asked for a better person to edit my workI have found a editor for life already working on book number 2 also he is very reasonable price for wise also if you have any questions or concerns is very quick to get back to you bottom line you can not go wrong with Todd you know what they say you get what you pay for good luck hope you make the smart choice

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  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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Aram M.
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He assisted me with writing my personal statement for admission and the final draft awed whoever read it.

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.

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

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

    • 3 years in business
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    Hello there! My name is Jim, and I offer a wide range of services aside from just the writing you see here! I'm a passionate and compulsive writer, so on that front, I copy write, edit, transcribe, and tutor for writing and reading. I also offer voice-over solutions for people who need narration, acting, or directing services. I also edit audio using Adobe Audition, and I do some light video editing with Adobe Premiere, so you could say I also offer multimedia services too! Voice acting demo will be linked to customers upon request. I'm a one-man operation. That's what I relish about the work that I do. I love taking on challenges. I like meeting people. Message me with your needs, and I'll get you a quote ASAP!

    • 4 years in business
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    In addition to being a prolific poet, I understand that my more practical and varied skill set is more applicable in today's market. Whether you are looking to elevate your level of writing, grammar, and appeal to your professor, supervisor or whomever, my technical writing, journalistic bent, copy editing and proofreading acumen will be of immense help to you. Please check Rate My Words "Advanced" and Click "Author" for a sample of my prose.

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    I am a freelance copywriting and editing professional. If you know what you want written, I'll write it for you. If you don't know what you want, I'll think of what to write for you. If you've already written it, I'll make it shine.

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    Editing French Translation German Translation Mandarin Translation Resume Writing Russian Translation Spanish Translation Transcription Web Content Writing Writing Services Other translations services

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    I have a Ph.D. in English literature and years of academic writing experience. I also taught academic writing for 8 years at the college level.

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    I am a retired professional with a background in writing and editing looking to provide improved communications services where needed.

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    I can usually understand my client's goals very quickly, and identify with them. Clients find it easy to communicate with me, and we can get on the "same page" right away and produce the best quality work.

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    I am a widely published, award-winning newspaper reporter for hire for copywriting, tutoring and editing assignments. I provide magazine-quality writing.

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    We Guarantee That “Will Exceed” Your Expectations – Let Us Prove It! We specialize in delivering custom websites, website enhancements or complete make-over’s to make you look your best as compared with your competition. Your website must reflect: You, your business, your capabilities, your value, your branding, and be equal to or better than your competitors. Each website we create has a unique design with search engine-friendly features. Forms, blogs, e-commerce, videos, and more can also be incorporated in your website. Our marketing efforts include consulting, SEO, directory listings, and maintenance. We can also assist you with logo design, branding efforts, copywriting services, photography and video production. As business professionals, we work with all our clients to educate, spend their resources wisely and deliver only an end product that you say is perfect.

    • 4 years in business
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    I graduated at Franklin Pierce University recently with a BA in journalism and my women in leadership certificate. I have extensive writing and editing experience, and I am willing to tutor anyone that needs help!

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    I am an actor, writer, web content provider, media scholar, and art critic and have been director of publications or webmaster at several institutions including the Harvard Art Museums and Wellesley College.

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    I’m a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. I was a reporter at Computerworld, an information technology magazine in Framingham, Mass., for nine years. I am the published author of five true crime books “Murder at Morses Pond,” “An Act of Murder,” “Ripper,” “Bone Crusher,” and “House of Lies” for Kensington Publishing Corp. (Pinnacle imprint). I have a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts and I’ve been a journalist since the late 1980s. I’ve written for, and done proofreading and copy editing/editing for a group of community newspapers in the Boston area, where I covered politics and was a high-profile investigative reporter. I’ve also freelanced for the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. I’ve edited a variety of manuscripts including fiction, memoirs and biographies and I’ve written investigative stories, eBooks, press releases, IT blogs, IT white papers, FAQs, IT case studies, Web site copy, health-related articles, “green” articles for an eco-friendly website devoted to luxury goods, and real estate/home improvement articles. I currently manage and edit a blog devoted to data analytics. I've written about cloud, data recovery, SaaS, security, etc. I’ve also done editing and proofreading for a group of high-end magazines in New Jersey. I’ve written for a high school textbook publisher and I’ve ghostwritten/edited business/technology e-books, self-help books, health/nutrition books, novels and several memoirs/biographies. I’ve also written a novel from a screenplay.

    Q & A

    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.

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