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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Trudy C.
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Judy edited some writing for me and she was amazing, made such a difference. I would use her again and again.

  • 16 years in business
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Trained and experienced College upperclassmen. Agency is a not for profit class-based program which provides the opportunity for exiting undergraduate students to work with actual clientele and projects. Agency offers efficient work for a discounted student price. We specialize in: Professional Writing Copy Editing Web Content Writing and many other forms of print work

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Freelance writer with 15 years experience. Ten years technical writing experience with multinational corporation. Honed writing and editing skills..

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Need help polishing your web content or resume? Need someone to transcribe or edit your copy? I work with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, PDF's.

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I proofread, tutor, write, type, and create resumes, as well as many other possible duties, also secretarial jobs.

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Fast, comprehensive writing services including but not limited to business writing, online content production, research documents, editing, transcription, ghost writing, resume construction, and more.

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I have wrote novels so I am great at creativity. If you want I can show you some of my stories if you give me your email so I can send them to you for you to look at. I love to research and write so I would love to help you our at any way that is possible if you let me.

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I have a degree in English Secondary Education. I love writing, whether it is formal essays, reviews, or editing! I also have unique handwriting and put it to good use through my calligraphy and personalization services.

  • 8 years in business
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I write articles on numerous topics. I enjoy researching and learning about new subjects. I am a retired nurse and I am especially interested in health/wellness/fitness. These three topics branch off into unlimited topics of interest for my clients. I charge $.05 cents per word depending upon the amount of research needed and the size of the article requested. If you desire a professional and creative style of writing I am ready to write for you and fill your need for quality articles.

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Contract multi-media provider. I write just about anything; press releases, interviews, scripts, blogs, social media; shoot and edit video, and can provide content for the web.

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We have a literacy tutoring business. We specialize in ESL for all ages and backgrounds, i.e., conversational or business English, writing, and test preparation (TOEFL and IELTS). We provide assistance with preparing college papers, thesis and dissertations. We also teach K-12 language arts.

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I have functioned as a technical writer, feature writer and short descriptive writer for others...had a career in journalism and now work in IT.

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Writing and editing services for books, ebooks, magazine articles and website content. I specialize in how-to material such as directions, do-it-yourself descriptions and craft and hobby instructions.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I've been in the search and recruiting business for 26 years - I know what hiring managers want to see when they look at your resume.

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I am an award-winning journalist and writer who provides reporting, writing and editing services in addition to videography and photography.

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I am invested in all things English. Writing, reading, speaking, designing, playing, and growing. Together we will conquer creativity in the language, and then we will tackle technical writing and speaking. I am a published author and a professional content writer. I have worked in sales as a key closer in business deals. I've gone on work lunches, consulted with CEOs, and had them loving me by the end of the hour. I've performed internationally in Edinburgh, Scotland doing musical theater playing a major role. I have absolutely conquered stage fright and show nerves, and I can show you how as well. I've done inspirational speaking at various functions for other amputees like myself. I've traveled the world and own a blog writing about it. If you hate writing, or if English has been a challenge for you, I will make you love it and flourish in confidence.

  • 4 years in business
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Creative, technical, and professional writing, editing, and transcription. Words are my craft and I am a master. Have a website that needs words? I can provide them. Need to make a good impression in a professional email? I can help you do that. Have an important term paper due soon? I won't write it for you, but I'll comb through it for grammar mistakes and help you polish it. If it needs to be written, and written well, I'm the one you want.

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I am offering help to anyone in need of resume writing or any other writing-related topics. I am willing to meet with customers or communicate by phone/e-mail.

  • 3 years in business
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I began an interest in writing when I was very young and wrote short stories. This all stemmed from my deep love of books and reading. Writing is now a lifestyle for me.

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Copy and content editing of fiction and nonfiction NOTE: I am currently working part-time as a substitute teacher in public school system, which required background check and fingerprinting. I completed that in August, 2016,

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I have an uncanny perspective/perception of life in general. I am a retired Government employee and have worked in a wide range of areas throughout and outside of my official career. I can draw from personal experience.

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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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