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Blaine Writers

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The Contingent Plan
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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Kathy was very easy to work with, great communication, and did an excellent job with editing my resume’. I highly recommend Kathy!

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Kangas Career Services
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracey E.
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Joel did a great job revamping my entire resume! I hateeee writing about myself & putting myself out there but he highlighted things I never imagined & even told me to review and make sure i loved it! Would highly recommend him to anyone!

Katie Garrard
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus E.
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Katie's resume writing service was fast and efficient. She is very professional, and she made sure she tailored everything to my needs. I'm am very confident that I will be finding new employment opportunities thanks to her help.

  • 34 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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I am writing a book and needed help with line editing. Homegrown Communications responded quickly. We met and she turned around the first chapter quickly. I was very pleased with her work and will use her for additional editing.

  • 9 years in business
Melissa N.
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I have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer on a few editing projects I needed done. She was quick, efficient and exceptionally thorough. I even received complements from others in the writing field on my editor!

PENN
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Corey H.
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“After a false start by another writer who wasn’t up to the job, I called Steve. Not more than five minutes into our conversation I realized I had found exactly the right person to help. Steve has helped me with naming and creating a concept for my blog, develop a strategy to launch it as well as writing the article. He has a unique ability to understand my business and exactly how to tell my stories with high impact. He was/is able to get inside my mind and become the voice of my brand. His savvy, natural talent for extracting the DNA of my business and how I want to communicate it to my clients in a unique and compelling manner was impressive. I really enjoy collaborating and working with Steve as both a professional and a smart, easy-going and clever guy. I highly recommend working with Steve. You’ll be very glad you did. And you’ll get world-class work.” Corey Harlock CEO, KeyHire Recruiting Solutions

  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy T.
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Chris is a great collaborator, partner and writer! I would highly recommend her for writing, blogs, research, elearning scriptwriting, video scripts, and writing of learning (instructor guides, PPT, participant materials). You will have fun working with her too!

Alternative Designs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 40 years in business
Ruth H.
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I have served on several committees for which Barb Lyman has designed the advertising, created brochures, response cards, posters, slogans, logos, and much more. These have been used for events as diverse as major financial campaigns or large social events. Her work can be in a professional business style or fanciful as the occasion requires. She readily meets deadlines. I am happy to recommend Barb's designs for style, creativity, and excellent writing. Ruth Hagander 651-484-7394

Jill Eulberg
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick C.
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Jill has been doing technical proposal writing for me and she has been doing an excellent job. Not only is she friendly and very professional but she is also fast, efficient and accurate.It is a pleasure working with her and I hope to keep working with her for a very long time.

Erik Hare
5.0
from 1 review
    Dale S.
    Verified review

    Erik is smart & straight to the point. He got my consulting business set up on social media quickly and taught me what I needed to know to use it myself. That was what I needed.

    R5
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Melisha W.
      Verified review

      I would recommend R5 to anyone looking for a new job, job change or your resume just needs a facelift. I had a pretty decent resume but it was way to long and I wasn't sure what to leave in or what to take out. R5 transformed my resume into a professional work of art. I loved the outcome it was exactly what I needed to get noticed by employers and I have had a huge response because of it. I now have more confidence when sending out my resume that I am representing myself and my past work experience in the best light possible. Thanks to R5

      Travis Wilds
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Tala K.
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        Travis is an unbelievably thorough copyeditor whose attention to detail guarantees the best possible results. His work has been absolutely indispensable to the completion of my dissertation. I would highly recommend Travis to other graduate students in any stage of writing and in any Humanities or Social Science field. One of the things I appreciate most about Travis is that he really works with the author to ensure that the final product reflects their vision while verifying that every single error is properly fixed.

        About

        I have 8+ years of experience in writing and editing. My background includes magazine writing and editing topics ranging from fashion to local events. I'm currently a freelance Entertainment reporter for the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis covering local events: concerts, musicals, sporting events, travel & leisure. I would love to help you!

        About

        Do you want it? I research it, collect the data, and write the results. What do you want to say? I can say it in ways that you may not have thought of. Communication is an art. I believe that it is possible to be the artist. Google is my friend but not my lover. I use what I learned through broad research to develop understanding. Tell me what you need to say and audience you want to reach. I believe that I can bring you articles that won't find their way to debunk websites or largely in the ignore bin. If you want to say it, consider saying it my way.

        About

        My core capabilities include the following: - Developing action-oriented content - Extensive content management experience - Skilled practitioner of web standards - Interpreting/responding strategically to web analytics - Thriving in fast-paced organizations My portfolio contains links to virtual samples in the fields of writing, design and community management and is updated weekly with fresh samples.

        About

        Lots of writing experience, formal education through 1 year of graduate school at University of Iowa Playwriting Workshop; BA from University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, English and the Humanities with emphasis on Creative Writing. Last year I edited the thesis of a 2013 graduate of Hamline University, who received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. I'm an avid reader, I love The New Yorker and am able to work especially with teens, as I love my nieces and the time we spend together at school functions, mostly performances of plays and poetry slams, also Poetry Out Loud competitions. Striving to avoid intimidation, in tutoring, I'm learning so much myself. And excited to find work that's this rewarding!

        About

        I am an experienced freelance writer and editor who has worked with clients from all over the world (Liverpool University Press, Pencraft International Press, Arquos Publishing, The Kennedy Center, Wiley, Greenwood Press, Journal of African Literatures and Cultures, Global Woman Magazine, EuropeUpClose.com and others). I have edited dozens of articles and manuscripts from individual authors and prepared them for publication. I specialize in nonfiction and academic editing. I also have a background in French and English literature and have edited several literary manuscripts and short stories. I look forward to learning more about your project and developing an editorial plan to meet your specific needs. Here's what clients have said about my work: "I enlisted Jen's services in writing a speech, a business course and a book to accompany it. Jen collaborates well and she always kept me informed of her progress via phone, email, and face-to-face meetings. She was an excellent sounding board for my ideas, and knew how to take them, research them and execute them in vibrant and articulate ways. After this first project experience with Jen, I am happy to say I would hire her again for my next business projects." Mary Pat Blake, MBA, Founder and Chief Consultant, Blake Strategic Consulting "Jen has been a travel writer for EuropeUpClose.com for the past year and is considered to be one of our most effective, professional contributors. Jen's strong academic background in European history, art and culture, combined with her extensive European travel, provides her with insights and information that are enthusiastically conveyed to the reader. Her excellent writing skills and well-developed writing style leaves readers informed, inspired and satisfied." Terri Fogarty, Publisher, EuropeUpClose.com "Jen did a great job of editing my forthcoming book, The History of Greed. Her work was praised by both my agent and my publisher (Wiley). She was a pleasure to work with and I hope to use her services again soon." David E.Y. Sarna, Author and Managing Director, Hendon, Stamford, Hill and Co., Inc.

        About

        I have a master's degree in English and Education and have taught college and high school English and Composition for the past twenty years. In addition, I have worked as a Common Core Assessment writer, edited textbook publications for Cengage Publishing, and have experience as an Editor and Writer with the University of St. Thomas. I offer writing and English grammar tutoring, high school English tutoring, college essay writing assistance, and English ACT and SAT tutoring. In addition, I offer writing and editing services for individuals and small businesses.

        About

        I have been writing, editing and publishing medical and business articles and books for 20 years. I will work my best to make your experience very easy with whatever you want to write (including resumes and school projects).

        About

        I have 15 years of experience in career counseling and resume writing. I am an expert in assisting clients decide on a new career and/or discovering their transferable skills that will lead to a new job. My resume-writing skills are extensive and know how to make you look great on paper.

        About

        As a prizewinning fiction writer and poet, I teach extraordinary creative writing workshops in person and online, focusing on story in fiction and memoir; autobiography and autobiographical fiction; and creative writing for social change. I am a consultant for writers in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as in poetry, writing for theater, and multigenre works. I work with writers on developing their books and their writing skills at all levels. My classes are challenging and supportive, and reframe the craft and concepts of creative writing and story in ways that help writers go way beyond what they dreamt about for their writing. Many writers who have worked with me go on to finish full length projects, publish, win prizes, and clear away many obstacles and blocks in their work. Countless writers have told me that no one has gotten them to the places in their work that I have, and many take numerous courses with me and also do one-to-one work with me. My passionate and creative approach works well toward helping writers go to a much deeper level in their work, eliciting much surprising writing, and finishing short and full-length works. Testimonials, as well as my publishing credits and writing awards, can be seen at my website, as well as full descriptions of my in- person and online workshops. I also teach at various retreat centers and conferences, and workshops in your area can be arranged, as well as writer's residencies at schools in your 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:

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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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