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Mary Coyne Wessling
from 3 reviews
  • 33 years in business
Patti H.
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Mary Wessling epitomizes her ability to communicate both verbally and written, along with her passion for doing her job, no matter what it takes. I supervised Mary for 5 years, and she was truly my go-to-person to assist in interviewing prospects, as well as assisting with and editing written reports for the District Court Judges. Her writing skills are exceptional. Her ability to communicate well with others is one of her greatest skills. Mary was a terrific supervisor of volunteers, and always went the extra mile to make sure our jobs were done well.

Judy Wilson
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mike S.
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We hired Judy to create the copy for an e-book we needed for a specific technology in which we provide services. She did a very good job of working with our team and providing a solid final piece.

Sydney Wordsmith
from 3 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby T.
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she's vocal and i like that, she has an overall view of how i want my novels to be edited and she double check and i like that too, i think that she and i will work well together.

Mia's Writing and Editing
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel P.
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I needed a 5 person conversation transcribed and Mia did an excellent job with this. It was superbly transcribed and done in a very fast manner. Would definitely use her again!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I'm an experienced editor and writer, and I've had articles published in professional journals. I'm available for editing and/or writing projects. Ruth


Hi! My name is Kathy Lyday and I am "The Writer's Friend." I have a Ph.D in English and I am a tenured university professor with nearly 40 years of experience teaching classes as diverse as grammar, literature, and linguistics. My writing and editing team's associates (professionals, not students) have varied degrees and backgrounds in areas such as biology, psychology, anthropology, and fashion history, design, and curation. Other expertise may be accessible to us if needed. Our experience includes writing and editing both scholarly and non-scholarly works on a variety of subject matter. This encompasses fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Our editing services can be as simple as basic grammar and sentence structure and as complex as research and content advice and are priced accordingly. Time frames for completion, of course, vary depending on length and complexity of individual projects. We recognize the importance you place on your work and treat it with every bit of the value you give it. We view every endeavor as a new opportunity!


I offer the following: * Proofreading * Editing * Transcribe * Opinions I can take your work and edit it to your specs or transcribe to fit your needs.


I am an avid reader of all things written and have experience drafting, proofreading and editing legal documents. I have over 15 years experience in the legal field and have experience in documenting reasons for edits as well as researching and documenting items in both the legal and private sector. I take great pleasure from seeing a job done well. I know how important it is that your thoughts be presented tot he world in a concise, complete and correct manner in order to leave the best impression possible.


If you're a good writer, I can improve your writing. If you're a great writer, I can do the same. Everything I edit gets a little bit tighter and, usually, a lot better.


After 20 years' experience in the publishing industry, which has included production, editing, and writing, I feel I am able to look at projects from all sides. I also have worked with so many different people over the years that I have fine-tuned my ability to help a writer's own voice shine through. I can edit and polish a work without losing the author's style and original intent.


AMC Literary Services offers professional and reliable services, tailored to suit your individual situation and specific need. We offer in-depth consultations to understand your project goals, budget, and desired outcome. We guarantee* our services and know that through a concerted, cooperative effort we can craft a long-term solution and desirable end product that is right for you. -Copy-Editing -Web-Editing -Professional, Desktop Publishing


I offer professional editing, writing, research and transcription skills. I also type 40 words per minute.


I have 33 years of communications experience -- first as a newspaper reporter, editor and publisher, then as a magazine editor and publisher, and now as a communications director in the power industry. I was trained in editing by old-school, Lou Grant-style mentors -- no nonsense, take no facts or spellings for granted. My newspaper experience has taught me how to find the story nuggets and get to the point, but do it in a way that leaves a lasting impression. And I'm an award-winning sports and documentary photographer, so I can provide powerful images and photo editing to complement your documents.


I offer English tutoring for those at all levels. As well as, writing, editing, and transcription services.


I have been writing for most of my life. My firsthand experiences have given me a very broad range of subjects including health and beauty, medical services, resumes, Curriculum Vitae and personal opinion. Media experience includes television storyboards, television and radio commercial copy, print advertising, copy suitable for public media, fiction and non fiction articles, short stories and training materials.


I customize items to fit the customers' needs.


I am a clinical and forensic psychologist; however, I have an extensive amount of editing experience spanning 24 years. At age 12, I became a weekly writer for The Long Beach Press Telegram, a newspaper in California with a current daily circulation of 75,000. I worked as a contributor for four years and then became a features and entertainment editor for Chapman University's student newspaper for four years. (My undergrad degree is English with an emphasis in Journalism). I edited for Teen magazine and All About You in 1999. Since that time, I have edited over 50 dissertations and countless court documents, reports, assessments, and am the editor for death penalty mitigation reports for the state of Oregon. I have also been a university writing tutor.


I have industry experience, academic and I speak my mind freely, even if it hurts my client in the short-term.


I have been a professional journalist since 1989, specializing in writing about artists and their work. I started Memorable Memoirs, an effort to ghostwrite the memoirs of artists and other creative types so that their legacies are preserved for the inspiration and edification of all. I have also written extensively about health care, higher education and the furniture industry. In recent years, I've begun branching out to offer other editor/writer services. These include: *copy editing novels, short stories, academic papers (humanities), and college essays as well as books about artists and their work; *ghostwriting blogs or web copy for arts groups and/or businesses that serve artists (e.g., piano dealers); *writing/editing all manner of public relations materials, including bios, descriptions, press releases and web copy; *advising artists and other creative types how to promote themselves; *writing/editing all manner of fundraising communications materials, including grants, case statements and stewardship reports; *writing/editing internal communications, particularly for the health care industry; *translating German- and Spanish-language documents into English; *translating English-language documents into Spanish; *teaching German, Spanish or writing.


All things written---from business writing (sales sheets, case studies, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, newsletters) to manuscript/book editing, audio and DVD script writing, web content, e-newsletters, blogs, press releases, media events, grant writing. Award winning editor, writer with 25 years of experience and portfolio to prove it. Your satisfaction guaranteed to final draft!! B.S. Journalism; Masters Degree Public Affairs.


We offer the following services: * Resume writing * Business plans * Recognition awards * Marketing/Research Papers * Document editing We do anything that needs to be written and/or edited professionally.

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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:

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  • Strong writing skills.
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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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