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Covey Computer Services
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Charles S.
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I wish to let everyone know that Nick is top notch in his field. He is extremely knowledgeable, a very honest and trustworthy person offering his services at fair prices. I had a hard drive crash at the most critical time and Nick treated me more than fair in the cost when others where quoting astronomical prices, Nick was able to recover all of my data in a very short time without losing the information that I needed the most. I was making final edits in my Master's Thesis paper, one week from dead line due date, and you know what happened? The hard drive died, with the last back-up copy of the work was only in the rough draft. Panic time !! Nick recovered the information, copied it to a new drive, and provided me with an external back up drive. Thank you Nick you saved me countless hours of redo work and helped me graduate on time. I would highly recommend Nick Covey to anyone who is in need of data recovery. Thank you again Nick, you are awesome in my book !

from 22 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny A.
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Pat did a wonderful job editing my dissertation. She was professional and prompt. I needed the edits to be completed quickly and she did just that without cutting any corners. I will definitely use her services for my future research projects. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a no fuss editing service with a great turnaround time.

Private Tutor
from 17 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda J.
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Mrs. Kear's SAT tutoring played a key role in my acceptance to Duke, my dream school. After four years, I came to Mrs. Kear to edit my personal statement for medical school. She still remembered me, and was a pleasure to work with. Without her, I would not have felt confident enough to submit it. I completely recommend Mrs. Kear for any SAT tutoring or editing you need!

R.W. Harper
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Dedra S.
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Mr. Harper constructed a brilliant website for me, and he's been so supportive in teaching me how to use it. He's also edited all of my novels and designed my covers, as well as formatted my books as Ebooks and Print books for a number of online stores. Mr. Harper is a brilliant man and very savvy in the publishing world. He's efficient and systematic in terms of getting things done by a deadline as well.

Ingram Creative 360
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
Kim T.
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Dwight Ingram is my go-to resource when I need help with design, marketing, advertising and, especially, direct response. Dwight is an exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable creative director. He can take nothing and turn it into something extraordinary. He has a great attitude, is smart, and easy to work with. I highly recommend using Ingram Creative's services

Kat Stephenson
from 1 review
    Charlie M.
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    As a freelance writer, researcher and editor, Kat consistently and reliably turns in polished, professional grade work, on time, without fail. I recently hired her to do some research and copy writing for Carolina Partners in Mental Health Care; she finished every assignment well within the deadlines, taking painstaking care to craft well-written, exhaustively-researched pieces without typos or grammatical errors. I now consider her a go-to resource for our company. Kat is highly communicative - if she has questions, she will get in touch with you right away, to ensure that she goes into any assignment with all the requisite information. In short, Kat is a good writer, a hard worker, and a delightful person to work with. I cannot recommend her skills enough.

    Box Twelve Communications
    from 1 review
    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    We are passionate about delivering communication solutions that empower our clients to inform their target audiences in a timely, cost-effective manner. Don't speak to your audience until you've spoken to us. We love the challenge that comes with working with our clients to tell a variety of stories. Some educate, some inspire, and some simply entertain -- but they all accomplish a goal of communicating a message or solution.


    I am available for editing, writing services, and social media marketing. I am experienced in creating and editing content and social media campaigns.

    • 10 years in business

    Content that we produce is compelling, concise and accurate. We are a no- nonsense editorial company that takes pride in what we do. Create content and satisfying customers


    passionate about writing, quick delivery of assignments, understanding and accommodating requirements regarding documentation Working with my testing team in my previous company. Came up with creative manuals and documentation helping customers understand the product


    I provide freelance proofreading and editing. I specialize in press releases, resumes, mission statements, etc. Thank you for your interest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.


    I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I am a retired school media specialist. I taught for forty-seven years. I helped edit my late husband's book about Word War II, which was published and purchased by Reader's Digest. I create activities for children based on children's books for sale on a site for teachers. I believe we can change the world with the written word. My strengths are fiction, personal narrative, and biography.


    Communications Leadership Services brings more than 30 years of experience in writing, editing, grant applications, speeches, and tutoring services. Current and prior clients include: The American Heart Association, the Society for Human Resources Management, Starstruck Productions, Innovative Health Care Solutions and the 7-16 Group.


    • Brand Management and Consulting • Brand Identity Graphic Design • Social Media Community Management • Content Development and Management • Brand positioning • Graphic Design • Copy Writing


    LOTS Enterprises provides proofreading and editing service personalized to fit your needs.. We love making our customers happy. We will settle for nothing less.


    I've been writing for fun and profit since a young age. Besides writing for publications and service organizations, I have experience with helping children and adults improve their writing. I also guest blog regularly. I have experience with many forms of effective writing, from appeal letters to insurance companies to family histories and more.


    I am an English teacher with a Bachelors degree. I love to read and do editing. I will edit your work in a timely manner with suggestions and corrections to grammatical errors.


    I'm a doctoral student, professional researcher, and consultant. I've been editing and creating many different types of documents for over a decade. My specialties include business and historical research.


    I am a highly successful writer and grant writer for qualifying clients. In addition, I conduct project research, review, editing, and project reporting and evaluation. My experience includes grant proposals, manuals, curriculum, reports, and outcome evaluations.


    Editing and writing assistance. Can edit and review for grammar and/or content, whichever is preferred.


    I am a recent Ph.D. graduate from UNC with extensive teaching experience in European and U.S. History, Latin, and Research Writing on all topics. As a writer and copyeditor I have broad experience with academic writing, legal writing, and editiorial and marketing pieces. I am familiar with several citation styles, including Chicago, MLA, and Blue Book. I also have experience tutoring for expository writing, such as college admissions essays. I can also help to prepare students for standardized testing, such as the GRE and LSAT. I am available to tutor these subjects at a high school and college level in the Triangle area. EDUCATION: Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2016 J.D., Duke University School of Law 2011 M.A., Duke University 2011 B.A. Swarthmore College 2006 Relevant Work Experience: Teaching Assistant, UNC-CH 2012-2015 Teaching Assistant, Duke University 2010 Textbook Production Assistant, Apex Learning 2007-2008 Please ask if you would like to see a summary of my teaching reviews from UNC. I love being able to awaken students' passion and curiosity - I truly believe that good teaching can make any subject accessible and enjoyable to motivated students. For this reason, I tailor my approach to an individual student's learning style, and focus on hands-on interactive techniques and activities rather than lectures or rote learning. Each student brings a unique perspective to their work, and I believe I learn just as much from working with them as they do from working with me.

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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.
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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.

    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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