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Fran's Fine Editing
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Jean G.
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Fran's help was invaluable. She helped me clarify my message and polish my writing. I appreciated that she really listened to me and helped me get my message across in my own voice.

High PR SEO Packages
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Susan C.
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High PR SEO Packages did an awesome job on a website for our photography business. We had no idea where to start however they showed us some awesome samples to pick from. They also helped us with some social media platform building and connected them all to our new website as well as seo and our website has started ranking very well in our area. We've used them for seo, web maintenance and content writing and would highly recommend them. Don and Susan Carr

Steve D.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Mehda B.
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This review is to commend Steve for the excellent work he has done to help my children, age 8 and 6. He has helped my son (the older of the two) improve his reading and writing skills, and filled in the gaps that his teachers in school have left in daily classes. He also has helped my daughter, who is in first grade, become much better in phonics and basic arithmetic. The kids have enjoyed working with Steve and he has been very generous with his time. In school, the teachers have noticed a much higher level of work. My family is happy all around with Steve as a tutor!

Smart Study for Success
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Inez P.
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I have had several tutoring engagements with Joan and recommend her highly. She really helps you get to your goal. She's been a tremendous help to me in honing my business writing skills and also helped my grandson excel on the English PSATs. We'll continue to use her!

Sarah M. Kipp
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Audrey M.
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Sarah is my go-to editor/proofreader for every project; from resume design and professional writing, to academic assignments and even creative pieces. I have absolute trust in her knowledge of grammar and punctuation, as well as her eye for layout and her ear for perfect word choice. She is direct and tactful in communicating her recommendations. Our interactions have been fun, smart and time efficient. I always come away feeling uplifted.

  • 38 years in business
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I can provide clear, well-organized written content in a range of industries. With a focus on deadlines, I am slightly obsessed with accuracy. For the last 16 years I have worked as a freelance textbook editor and content developer. I prefer assignments that are challenging and expose me to new concepts and skills. I am accustomed to owning my assignments from start to finish, but I am equally comfortable working with a team.

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If you need that professional edge to your business or personal story, if you struggle for the right word, if your resume needs to be seen and read, I can help. I have written in all genres, from award winning advertising to technical application articles in publications, web content, sales brochures, non-fiction, personal memoirs for wealthy clients, ebook editing, graduate school application essays, and family histories. Add flair and polish to resumes, marketing tools, web pages, fund raising, and writing your personal history for a family legacy.

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I'm a professional writer/editor that writes for multiple magazines and websites. I come from the music world, so I have extensive experience reviewing and writing about it if that's what you need. I am very versatile and can tackle whatever writing or editing needs you may have.

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I enjoy assisting you in your creativity, resume writing, and editing projects. You take the lead and I will help you achieve your goals!

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I am a writer with experience in technical, website and business writing. I have worked for global companies.

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I have over 25 years of experience in the business world. I like to write.

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I hold a Master of Science degree in Education Studies. I have published a book on Education. I have also finished a second book that will be ready for publication in June of 2015. From my work I can guide writers through the self-publishing process. I have also edited and collaborated on works with professional educators.

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I am an editor of and consultant for academic and creative writing. I can help students doing papers or freelance writers. I can help you finish a project you've been procrastinating on or help you start and finish the project you've always dreamed of. I've been hired by people of all ages and abilities. I have worked with a wide range of people from published, award-winning poets and other writers to Ivy League professors and doctoral students. I have also worked as an English tutor with high school and college students for over 20 years. I teach workshops on publishing and have worked at several presses. As an editor in the creative writing field people appreciate my directness and ability to encourage his or her distinct voice for each piece. In an academic and tutoring assignment it's my organizational skills and my ability to look for themes, find cohesion, and cut repetitions that helps writers the most. Finally, I am fair and honest with my estimates and communicate any possible fluctuations with my commitments in a timely manner.

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Tilak Freelance offers a strong expertise in Writing, Transcribing and Editing. With a doctorate in Philosophy and Religion along with a broad expertise in writing on subjects ranging from current affairs to theology, you will find all your writing and editing needs met at Tilak Freelance.

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Writing expression journey capturing ones experiences to eventually result in joy, peace, strength, happiness and love

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I will be helping with any writing needed or editing and proofreading. Is there a need to enhance your writing skills? Here I am. Do you need help with editing and proofreading? Here I am.

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I have over a decade of experience teaching reading and writing in the public school system. I’m dedicated to helping non-native speakers to read and write in English. I’m also a published author who enjoys all aspects of the writing process. I offer competitive prices and excellent customer service.

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I am an accomplished writer looking to outsource my talents in creative writing, product advertisement, data entry, and exploitative writing.

  • 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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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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