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JW Writing Services
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  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Josh W.
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When searching for a resume writer I was skeptical if it would make a big differance. I thought I had a decent resume with great experience under my belt, but I wasn't getting many hits. I first searched local services with a store front, but they were overpriced. Non-local providers were also overpriced in my opinion and I was worried I wouldn't get the service I deserved for the price. I gave Judy, a local writer, who has professional experience doing it in the past as a full time job a shot. She did an outstanding job. The process was very easy. She got right to the point and knew what to do right away to get recruiters to notice my resume on the software they use. Once it appeared in thier search the resume was easily readable and scannable. I've applied to 4 good paying jobs so far and already have 2 interviews set up. I was surprised how prompt everything as well. I rarely use online lead services, but if your looking for a resume makeover Judy is a no brainer. Highly recommend. Thanks Judy!

  • 5 years in business
Gael G.
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Jeanne is a fantastic editor and great support for getting your book written. We have been working together for a few months now and I cannot say enough about her expertise, ability to help me shape my manuscript into something I actually like, and her overall professional approach to her work. You will not be disappointed!

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I am a travel writer with 35 years' experience who contributes to multiple outlets (consumer-oriented and trade). I specialize in destinations outside the United States and speak several languages. Please see my bio at the link above.

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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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I'm a filmmaker and also a freelance writer. I've written six screenplays (and produced three of them). I've written over fifty articles for local and national periodicals, and I've also written a book. I'm open to writing jobs as well as film production (specifically as a writer, director or producer). Thank you.

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I am a freelance writer, poet, blogger. I am bi-lingual. Spanish-English. I like blogging online. I can write about anything. I own my own greeting card business. I teach Art. I am very creative.

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I have 30 years of experience including professional journalism, web content development, script writing and editing and reporting.

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I am an independent editor and writer. I graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. My goal is to help people make the best impression with their writing.

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Words are my pathway through life. I think in words, I communicate in words, I 'collect' new words for my vocabulary as a hobby. Writing, reading, editing, anything that involves working with language is incredibly fulfilling to me -- which makes my work something which I enjoy and at which I excel.

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I have superb writing skills, able to critically analyze written work and make suggestions to improve flow and substance.

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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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My name is Shafiq ur Rehman. i am from Pakistan. i have great command to write creative. i can write on various topics.

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I will review your creative or technical manuscript for style, content, and grammar. In the case of creative manuscripts, I am available to work with writers on their skills in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and discuss the process of manuscript submission to literary journals. I am also interested in preparing original manuscripts for a variety of professional needs. Qualifications: I hold a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing (and was selected as Creative Scholar in my graduating class). My publications include stories, essays, and poems published or accepted for publication in major literary journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review, Fourth Genre, Salamander, and Mid-American Review. I have been an instructor of Composition at Western Michigan University for three years, once winning the annual award for Excellence in the Teaching of First Year Writing.

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My specialty is social media and community management, as well as content writing and editing for online publications.

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I'm a professional writer and editor who spent 20 years working in the publishing industry. I have worked with new and seasoned authors to fine-tune their work for publication. I also have experience writing marketing copy and sales copy, as well as proofreading.

  • 42 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Experienced English teacher, technical editor, and freelance writer can assist clients in developing and polishing their documents. I am competent in editing a wide range of material, from novels to technical reports. My previous experience includes writing for local magazines, editing IBM documents, submitting my own fiction and memoir, and creating brochures and advertisement flyers.

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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:

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  • For a smaller grant, the writer may charge a flat fee of $200-$500 for preparation and submission.  

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