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Creative Resources
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald L.
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I recently hired Creative Resources to edit a non-fiction manuscript. I must say that I am completely with satisfied with their work so far. They're really down to earth, patient, and flexible in all aspects. This was my first project and everything was explained to the letter. Happy to have found someone so willing to help me in this process. I would definitely recommend Creative Resources to any writer, old or new!

Kimberly Feltkamp
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kameryn L.
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Kimberly Feltkamp is one of the most inspiring young writers of today. Her poetry grips the soul and leaves the reader wanting more. Her articles are always well informed, intelligent and thoughtful. I am expecting great things from her!

Gabriel Morgan
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tae H.
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Great writer with amazing customer service. Gabriel not only got the job done but exceeded my expectations. He was able to take a random stream of thoughts and create a coherent, compelling letter that maintained my voice and message.

George B.
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We used Wendy for copy-editing and voice-over work. Her quick response time, professionalism and expertise were exactly what we needed. As a small, start-up, we needed someone to guide us and deliver quick results. Wendy did just that! She was able to work with tight deadlines and provide constructive criticism for us to improve our marketing materials and strategy.

S Griffin
5.0
from 1 review
    Lisa J.
    Verified review

    Suzanne has done excellent writing for me as the Worship Arts Director at Valley Brook Community Church. She is a writer that brings characters to life in ways that are fresh and relevant without loosing the integrity of the message. She has taken passages of scripture and brought them to life on the stage. She has written original scenes to illustrate Biblical events such as Advent and Easter. Suzanne can write with passion, humor and intelligence to get her points across. I always enjoy her creative approach with storytelling. She is also delightful as a person which makes the writing experience that much better! I highly recommend Suzanne Griffin as a writer.

    Aplus writer
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Wilson M.
      Verified review

      He is a professional. Excellent work and fair prices. Thanks!!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Thumbtack Customer
      Verified review

      She is deadline oriented, experienced and a good listener. She "gets it".

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      Words to help your business grow; promotional writing, editing, cover letters, recommendations, press releases about products, people and events

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      A software developer and content writer by profession and painter by passion!

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      I have wonderful and creative idea's for Resume Writing that will ensure that your resume stands out for possible employers. have a strong background with the English language. I read constantly and enjoy editing both books and resume's. I will make your resume both comprehensive and visible

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      Given material, I can produce excellent prose. I will write articles, descriptive copy, or resumes. I can read and critique what has already been written. I was an educator for over 30 years, much of that time a secondary English teacher and department head. As such, I have a long history of teaching and producing writing. I have published five books and numerous articles in the field of education. I write quickly and effectively.

      • 4 years in business
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      Wordsmith, writer, actor, playwright, singer--all working with the written and spoken word, all coming from a proposition of intent and objective. What do you what to do? Motive (What bothers)? Internal goal? External goal? Don't you know the conflict was there before the story began. What tone? What mood?

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      Proton Writing Consultants Pty Ltd is the experienced and reliable choice for all your nonfiction projects: editing, proofreading, manuscript assessments, writing, ghostwriting, self-publishing, e-books, research and fact checking, and website content writing. Why choose Proton? Many writers and editors are not scientists, and many scientists are not writers. Countless writers and editors fear science, and countless scientists fear writing. This is unfortunate because good writing is essential to understanding and promoting science. Without clear, simple and logical writing—free of complexity and jargon—the scientist’s message is often ignored. By choosing Proton you receive professional structural editing, copy-editing, proofreading, manuscript assessments, ghostwriting, writing and copywriting services, combined with scientific expertise. This is a rare and beneficial combination for your scientific and technical writing needs. Your writing will be clear and appealing; your message will be read and understood.

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      I have been a professional editor/journalist for over 15 years and can help you with any kind of writing or editing task. I offer speedy, yet error-free editing services as well as creative and thorough writing talents.

      • 8 years in business
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      Versatility and caring: Wordsmith, Counselor, Teacher, Geek. I understand that technology is not a magic bullet but an instrument of personal progress. Thus, my work is dedicated to meeting your personal needs rather than attempting some delusory one-size-fits-all model.

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      Creative and business writer with 25 years pf experience available for any of your writing needs. Past experience included writing television features, newspaper articles, marketing materials, newsletters, email blasts, employee profiles and proposal documents.

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      I am a writer and editor with 15 years experience working for organizations and individuals in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. I can help you improve the content, style, or layout of any project.

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      I am a children's author, illustrator and speaker. Most of my 38 published picture books feature cartoon style art and a humorous topic. For my last book, I had to write over 900 monkey riddles, so don't be afraid to test my joke writing skills. I also do speaking engagements on children's literature for educational groups of all ages.

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      A freelance writer with a dozen years of experience, I specialize in humor and rhyme, not only original work, but also taking something you already have and making it funny or making it rhyme, perfect for advertisements or special occasions.

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      Karyn Maier is a freelance writer, editor, and book author specializing in CAM (complementary and alternative medicine), particularly botanical therapies. A lay herbalist and member of the International Aromatherapy and Herb Association, she has written more than 300 feature articles and columns for numerous consumer and industry health-related publications in the US, Canada, and UK. Her books are published in four languages. Ms. Maier has also demonstrated exceptional project management and viral marketing skills as a web producer, managing editor, and online community developer and facilitator. Areas of expertise include: · Content Development and Management · SEO Copywriting and Editing · Medical Writing (Protocols), Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Copywriting · Press Releases, Product Reviews, Consumer Guides · Newsletter Production · Television/Video and Radio Segment Copywriting · Social Networking and Marketing

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      I take a more personal approach than is typical in an on-line world. Getting to know my clients on a personal level helps me gain a deeper appreciation of their needs. I do my best work under a spirit of collaboration.

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      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.
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      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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