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Melissa Joyner
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Debra G.
    Verified review

    Melissa is an excellent writer. She has mastered the craft of resume' writing by refining my skills with my years of experience. Her skills with your resume will make any employer take notice. I was hired each time I applied for a position.

    Michelle H.
    Verified review

    I hired Bruce Davis and Around HIS Image Publishing to publish a book for me, a novice writer. After making a few other contacts with less than desirable results I made contact with Bruce Davis. I had no clue what I needed to do except write but he and the Around Him team made it an awesome experience, holding my hand throughout the entire process. With God's confirmation we've been working together and I have nothing but admiration and respect for him as a person and business man. If you find yourself in need of a marketing company or publisher he is the right person.

    Writ Large
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Tom H.
    Verified review

    Jackie was great to work with. She wrote fundraising appeals for my clients. I am a lousy writer but have strong opinion about what needs to be said. Jackie listened and delivered - every time!! In addition to perfect content, she was easy to work with and always met my deadlines. I will work with her again if the right project comes up. Jackie can provide my email to you if you have specific questions. She is the best!!

    Adube S.
    Verified review

    A thorough, smart, detail-oriented and conscientious writer with an approachable, yet informative style. Excellent with deadlines and budgets. Very receptive to input and revision. Communicates needs, progress and updates effectively and efficiently. As writers go, Jessica is one of the most disciplined with her work and one of the most astute at understanding the needs of business owners. She is a professional through and through... and truly a value in the market of reliable writers.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Rebecca F.
    Verified review

    Jami tutored my son in preparation for the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT. She was knowledgeable, organized, responsive, and patient. My son enjoyed working with her, and I'm confident that her expertise helped my son increase his scores. Highly recommend!

    Content 360
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Stefan G.
    Verified review

    Diane worked direct for me as a Tech Writer at DRI corp. She was an invaluable addition to the company and brought order and clarity to all documentation, internal as well as external. She quickly picked up the technical aspects and then inventoried and made a gap analysis of the documentation set. She then worked diligently and effectively with all SME's to close the gaps and reform the entire set of product documentation, with minimal guidance, including technical content and adaptation to specific audiences. I can highly recommend Diane!

    Sherri Orner
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Marc W.
      Verified review

      I have had the pleasure of working with Sherri Orner for since 2002. She is the consummate professional, always turning out work that is high quality and error-free. She is an outstanding writer and editor and has very good attention to detail. Virtually every important piece of communication I have shared in the past 15 years- be it a letter, PowerPoint presentation, documentation, etc. - has been reviewed and vetted by Sherri. I enthusiastically recommend her to any person, from entry level to executive, who needs help with communication and administrative tasks.

      Kat Stephenson
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Charlie M.
        Verified review

        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.

        • 2 years in business
        Kistern A.
        Verified review

        Hands of Clay Productions was invited to God's House of Deliverance Christian Center's "I Am My Sister's Keeper Conference, which was held in the beautiful city of Atlanta GA to inspire women with a good morning inspiration entitled "Hello Beautiful". Her drama was very touching, moving, and inspiring and it touched many women with various walks of life. She used her experiences as a signet to help heal the broken, and the bruised. Mary, excelled beyond our expectations. She was timely, prompt, and she exercised her gift with the spirit of excellence. I wish Mary, Hands of Clay Production, much success!

        Rewired Creatives, Inc.
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 32 years in business
        • 3 hires on Thumbtack
        Princess W.
        Verified review

        This was my first experience using the service. Dawn is a skilled writer and provided the clarity I needed for my elevator speech. I look forward to completing my entire project with her.

        • 4 hires on Thumbtack
        About

        I am a storyteller with experience writing and editing for business and consumer publications. Whether it's creative writing or more traditional business or academic writing, I can help you make your story more compelling! I enjoy helping people tell their stories in creative and informative ways.

        About

        Creative writing and analytical research relative to subject matter and extended context for the purpose of developing biased, unbiased, or data sharing material to an audience that can easily consume and comprehend the content and delivery of the ideas along with the data shared.

        About

        Have you ever had to come up with nice things to say about someone but couldn't find the right words? Do you have a wedding, banquet, or special event approaching and need help expressing your feelings and telling someone what they mean to you? Well you've come to the right place. You no longer have to waste your time trying to put all the right words together, I do the work for you. All you have to do is give me a little background about the person you want to write about, and I will turn it into an excellent piece of work. And the best part is, you will have what you need within 24 hours! Don't pass up this great offer to say exactly what you want just in a more eloquent way. Your fellow peers will credit you for the awesome job you've done and think you spent several days creating this masterpiece. Cost varies ($5-$50) depending on the length. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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        Engaging, sophisticated print and Internet content with style that resonates. Articles, marketing materials, editing, proofing, creative

        • 6 years in business
        About

        I'm an ESL teacher, cofounder of Films for World Peace, freelance translator, editor, ESL material developer and a writer. I have 21 years of experience in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to Pre-k to college level. I have been the Head of writing center at a reputable university overseas, taught English freshman writing, and edited/ composed/and wrote materials for different writing courses and skills. I am also a certified International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examiner.

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        I am an e-book writer. If you have an idea, I will put it in e-book form ready to be published and marketed.

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        I have extensive experience with scientific editing in all fields and have been a contract editor with American Journal experts for 4 years (I am now a senior editor). I have written several children's books and works of fiction/poetry and continue to write creatively. If you need an in-person visit, that can be arranged, but work via Internet is best/preferred.

        About

        I am a 26-year-old journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill with a passion for excellent, effective and beautiful writing. I've copy-edited and produced content for 10 years.

        About

        I'm not just a writer + editor, I'm a strategic thinker and creative problem-solver with a passion for marketing. My background in business + accounting sets me apart, enabling me to see the big picture, ask the tough questions, and drive the bottom line for my clients. Making an impact -- helping my clients get better results from their business communications!

        About

        Over 15 years' experience writing and editing professionally. Available for collegiate teaching and corporate training.

        About

        I provide quick turnaround with quality results. feature writer with broad background and experience. Topics include: travel, public policy, eldercare, environment, technology short form or long form rates may be set hourly or for guaranteed contract does not do business or technical writing photography at an additional fee

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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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