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Crystal Writers

Browse these writers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Crystal.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
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I was extremely pleased with the completed projects from Jennifer. She is a gifted writer and expert editor. We have worked together on quite a few projects that were completed on time and within budget. I would highly recommend Jennifer Hipple Communications for your next project big or small.

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!

Jill Eulberg
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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Jill has been a pleasure to work with. She was hired to complete a technical proposal for a government contract. She completed the job before the deadline and to our complete satisfaction. Jill is a great writer and a complete professional. We would 100% hire her again. We highly recommend her services.

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

Almighty Bear
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Tammy S.
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Adam is an excellent writer with the ability to adapt to client needs quickly and seamlessly. He takes feedback very well, and always meets his deadlines. I definitely suggest you try working with Adam for your copy projects - I think you'll be pleased with the results!

Chasing Pirates
5.0
from 1 review
    Ling B.
    Verified review

    Nicki helped with our inaugural edition of our Business Directory and Community Profile. She was so amazing to work with. Professional and great attention to detail! Nicki worked independently and have many great ideas to make our publication even better!

    Carmen Peota
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Kim K.
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      Carmen is one of the best writers and editors I've worked with. She's both creative and conscientious. She always delivers good work on time.

      Lacey Cobb
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Kasey J.
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        I've had the pleasure of working with Lacey on a number of projects. Each and every time she blows my mind with the copy that she comes up with to promote our brands and tell our story. I would recommend her EVERYTIME you're in need of a copy writer or a creative genius!

        Keaton W.
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        Moira is an immensely talented and driven writer. Her work is always top-quality and she goes above and beyond to deliver the best possible results. She dramatically improved, and continues to improve, the quality of our product. I cannot possibly recommend her enough.

        • 10 years in business
        Shelley E.
        Verified review

        Marcie has been our grantwriter, for the nonprofit International Scleroderma Network at www.sclero.org, since October 2011. She is delightful to work with. She proactively tackles grants, assesses our needs, and handles our grants from start to finish. She is *always* on time, and her quality work has won us repeated grants from major pharmaceutical companies. I highly recommend her.

        About

        I provide practical advice and hands-on management assistance to owners of small to medium-sized business. Our key services: • Management and leadership advisory services • Writing for business plans, white papers, and other strategic documents • Marketing planning and support • Business and product branding From a client: "Sarah is a down-to-earth solutions based consultant. She assisted me to create a new business strategy and develop our company's business processes. She also helped me identify where the leaky hole was in our cash flow...Sarah will stick with you to the end until you have achieved the desired results that you both are working towards. I would highly recommend her."

        About

        I am well diverse with multiple genres, including children's picture books, chapter books, horror comic books, video game scripts, fantasy and science fiction. I love stories, and I am an advocate for people to getting their stories out of their head and onto paper. I have worked with two video game developers on their story scripts, a comic book creator, and countless authors. I would love to help you build your project into the story you always dreamed.

        About

        I am a writer with substantive experience writing journalistic articles, green product marketing,contract furniture services, and golf. My writing is direct and asks the reader to think about an issue or take action when the article of copy is a marketing piece.

        About

        Freelance writer, proofreader, and editor. Anything from job cover letters to web content to technical/educational writing.

        • 10 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        I am deadline driven, strive to exceed expectations and develop lasting relationships with clients.

        About

        With the right information I am able to craft any type of writing assignment as needed. Medical? Sports? Business? Not a problem. As a Creative Writer I'm able to cover a broad spectrum with just a little research on any topic.

        About

        Let’s face it, writing can be a big challenge for a small business owner. The very thought of writing all the documents to get up and running can be very intimidating. There may not be enough hours in the day to focus on writing the documents that can be critical to a your business success. It's very easy to procrastinate and put off what is a very necessary step to running a profitable business. The Business Girl can help you develop your business plan, proposal, presentation, report and much more. Our professional writing experience can help you cross a few of those writing projects off your to-do list and get down to business.

        About

        I am currently finishing up my MFA in creative writing at Hamline University. I offer tutoring/editing for both high school and college students in both technical and creative writing and editing services for creative work for anyone needing comprehensive and/or line editing. I also provide help with initiating a creative process, outlining projects, and creating a game plan for completion. I am very familiar with all forms of creative writing including short fiction, novel-writing, poetry, creative non-fiction, memoir, reviews, essay, article, and script writing. I have a BA in creative writing and a BA in screenwriting. I am currently writing my thesis and will graduate with an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University in December 2014 with a 3.95 gpa. Multiple references upon request - just ask! Undertaking a creative endeavor requires more than a spark of genius. Writing isn't just having a great idea. Writing is a craft that requires a base knowledge of that craft and of the process that needs to follow. I can assist with this process and take a lot of the mystery that oftentimes goes along with writing out of the equation. $30/hour I am willing to meet with clients upon their convenience

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        We have over 25,000 writers nationally so we have a writer for every need. Don't just hire any writer and then try to teach them your business. Let us introduce you to a writer with the best background, skills and location.

        About

        I have been writing prose and poetry all my life-or until my Dad gave me my first diary.I have written poems to order as well as made poems in a box. I have along with Stanley Coombes written poems to put upon pictures. These will be on display July 1st in Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

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        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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        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.
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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:

        • 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.

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