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Elite Resume Services
4.9
from 286 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 557 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregory B.
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My resume was "tired" and needed an update. I researched several service providers and selected Elite Resume. My selection was based on reviews, like the one I am writing, but more importantly a conversation I had with the owner. His background gave me comfort that he would understand where I was coming from and be able to articulate my strengths to the market. I was not disappointed. Elite provided a comprehensive rewrite of my resume, a strong cover letter and advice on improving my social media presentation...all for a very attractive cost. And the personal attention and turnaround of these three products was fast...faster than I expected and was ready to respond to! Would I recommend Elite Resume to friends and colleagues? Yes, absolutely.

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

  • 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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  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Puzant C.
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It's my first experience on thumbtack, my first time working with a life coach and I hit a goldmine! I’ve had several appointments with Deb and I must say I am pleased to have made this connection. As a quick background to understand how and why I’m rating my review. I came to look for a life coach to open my horizons, and to push forward towards some of my major goals in life, one of which being my occupation. I must say at this point I feel comfortable to say that it was the perfect match for me to have Deb as my life coach. Over the course of two months I been involved in business conventions, built new contacts, reached out to old friends, have worked on my image and of course my future aspirations. I look forward to the possibilities that await me and it’s thanks to my hard work, focus and of course what Deb has brought to the table. Deb is one that brings positive energy, excitement, structure, fun and professionalism. She also has special traits, one of which is that she creates appointment recaps and puts it into writing for you to read, visualize and come back to any time you want! Overall, it’s your choice what you are looking for, but my recommendation is to at least give her a try. I myself am looking forward to our future meets and possibilities. Signing out. -P

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  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa H.
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Melinda is a gem! She has been quick to respond, amazing detail in her writing and she knows her stuff! I am impressed with her service. I couldn't be happier.

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Dave Wheeler
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aram M.
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He assisted me with writing my personal statement for admission and the final draft awed whoever read it.

  • 21 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Rich B.
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Awesome to work with. Quick and efficient. Personalized - takes time and doesn't rush you. Will recommend her to friends.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donald K.
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I needed to update my resume and PMCE worked some magic! From 6 pages to 2, while retaining the critical information and adding recent skills. Easy to work with and great communications. Cheerfully answered my questions, and made me feel comfortable.

Awen Books and More
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon O.
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Chloe read a few different school papers for me and gave me feed back on what could flow better and what needed gramatical correction. It was extremly helpful to have a second set of eyes reciew them before I handed them in and she helped me a lot when writing papers after. Each time she reviewed a new paper it was a bit better because I recalling and using her instructions.

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.

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.

Hagan Creative Arts
5.0
from 1 review
  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
About

I am an award-winning writer, editor, and writing coach with 30 years of publishing experience. Over the years, I've worked with dozens of writers on projects ranging from DVD scripts to complete book projects. Whatever you've written, I can fix it or we can create something entirely new, crafted to meet your goals and reflecting your distinctive voice.

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Technical writing, expert in electronics, telecommunications, general technology, marketing, white papers, proposals.

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I enjoy reading a good book and looking for the errors the editor missed. Let me help you avoid the same blunders by proofing your writing before you submit it to school, work or any other scenario you may find yourself in. No project is too small to be perfect!

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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.

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I am a graduate student of Computer Science. My academic background provides a logical and scientific validation to everything I write. I have a unique writing style and a huge vocabulary which enthralls the readers. Consequently, I served as the sole Student Editor of my school magazine in high school. I write articles on current topics of general interest and concern, as well as fiction.

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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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Because I love to write and review others' writing, I am well suited to work with you around writing. That can include overcoming blocks and getting essays ready for college submissions. Also, I revel in the wonders of the writing of others and find ways to making literature of all types accessible to readers. Finally, I can get people ready for standardized tests as well.

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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.

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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.
  • 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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