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  • 4 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen H.
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My daughter, who had already scored a 1980 on the SAT, improved her reading and writing point total by 110 after just two hours of focused SAT strategy consulting with Kathy. She very efficiently and effectively communicated how preparing for this test is much more about approach than content. Even when content has been mastered by many good high school students, it is the lack of a good approach can throw them off their game on test day. I can also attest to her keen acumen across business disciplines, particularly financial analysis and writing. The work Kathy did no doubt helped keep her clear-headed and confident when taking the subject tests. Thank you, Kathy. You made what could have been stressful for my daughter "just having a few good talks with Kathy." Karen

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Personal Marketing Creative
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cliff O.
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Great timely communication. Speed and professionalism of service. Extremely well written resume!

Cast Iron Content
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Joel M.
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Jenn did such a good job with my paper! I'm really happy and glad that I found her to help with my legal documents... her writing skills are just technical, precise and to the point. I highly recommend Cast Iron Content.

Precision Writing
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Victor C.
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Of the five choices that I had, Susan was such a godsend in my time of need. She helped me iron out my ideas and offered word suggestions that made the story of my life leap out from the page. She refined my thoughts and helped with the technical editing that I struggled with. This essay was one of the most important pieces that I had to write and after hearing Susan’s initial thoughts and ideas, I trusted it into the care of her hands. Susan was also great because she offered different price plans to work within my budget. Finally, she also worked within my tight deadline. But if you give her more time she can help with research and possibly run your work by specific industry professions for feedback. I strongly recommend Susan when you need someone to help bring out the best of you through your writing.

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rich Z.
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Lee was great! She walked me through writing my resume. I had no clue where to start being out of the job search world for 30+ years.

Sheila Laing
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erik E.
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As the CEO of Wireless Analytics and Sheila’s manager for 16 months, I feel that I know Sheila pretty well. Sheila was thrust into a position of ambiguity, and asked to juggle the role of three separate positions during an organizational transition: 1) Human Resource Manager; 2) Office Manager; 3) my executive assistant. In all respects, she approached the challenge with rigor and professionalism. She is reliable, trustworthy, empathetic and approaches her work and life with both humor and enthusiasm. In her position as Human Resource Manager, Sheila was responsible for front-line support to our 45+ employees. Because we never had a person in this role in the past, Sheila was asked to create new processes and procedures for the first time. Her excellent written communication skills made writing new operating procedures seem easy, and her verbal communication skills and people skills made our employees feel well supported. In her position as Office Manager, Sheila was responsible for supporting the office environment, managing inventory, ordering office supplies, interfacing with building management and a vast array of discrete projects. She juggled these tasks with competence and commitment. In her position of executive assistant, Sheila was one of the most patient and supportive employees that I have had the pleasure of working with. I am not an easy person to work with daily, and Sheila always arrived with a smile and rarely was flustered or frustrated (or at least she didn’t show it – which is the test of a true professional). Sheila takes the initiative to identify problems and devise solutions. She has shown that she is an intelligent person with a mind well-suited to the world of business. The financial decision to outsource human resource management to an outside company, and the hiring of a controller resulted in the elimination of Sheila’s position. Sheila has informed me that she intends to pursue a career more closely related to her field of expertise: publishing, copy editing and intellectual property rights. Based on her excellent writing ability, her editing skills, her ability to work with anyone, she clearly has the interest and ability to excel in this field. I therefore highly recommend her.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Alexandra has been my go to girl for anything resume or portfolio related during my interview and job search process! She has been amazing for editing, advice, and suggestions to help me feel more confident with my work and creating something relevant for each application. I don't know what I would do without her!

Hagan Creative Arts
from 1 review
  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

I am an award-winning writer, editor, and writing coach with 30 years of publishing experience. Over the years, I've worked with dozens of writers on projects ranging from DVD scripts to complete book projects. Whatever you've written, I can fix it or we can create something entirely new, crafted to meet your goals and reflecting your distinctive voice.


I am a retired professional with a background in writing and editing looking to provide improved communications services where needed.

  • 8 years in business

I get incredibly invested in my clients' work - I want to be an extension of their company and be a part of their success.


Egg Studios delivers consistent finely crafted designs and written content. Specializing in web content, we are creative and open to assisting clients with resumes, branding suggestions and SEO.


My prices are very cheap and I'm energized and ready to go! :)


I can usually understand my client's goals very quickly, and identify with them. Clients find it easy to communicate with me, and we can get on the "same page" right away and produce the best quality work.

  • 3 years in business

My business provides a variety of commercial and professional writing services to a wide variety of clients, from job seeking professionals looking to freshen up their resumes for their next career step, to nonprofit organizations looking to elevate their public profile. Raise Your Writing's particular niche is the nonprofit sector, but it is also strengthened by its versatility and depth of expertise when called upon, reducing the need for companies to "shop around" when they are faced with different kinds of written communication needs.


Risk Management and mitigation...Editing; Research various documents info. Report writing; Investigative services with photos; Consulting on many different business and personal issues.


I enjoy reading a good book and looking for the errors the editor missed. Let me help you avoid the same blunders by proofing your writing before you submit it to school, work or any other scenario you may find yourself in. No project is too small to be perfect!

  • 9 years in business

Copy writing and compelling content for all kinds of marketing and selling needs. 25 years of experience writing and selling means that I know how to connect with an audience and write to sell. Excellent design is critical. SEO is an absolute must. Nevertheless, when it comes down to it, it is the COPY and the CONTENT that drives your reader to their buying decision. My entire reason for existing as a writer is to make you money, save you time, reduce your stress and make you look great in front of your clients. If you think you could use some more of that, we should definitely talk. Web content, marketing collateral, brochures, fund raising letters, email campaigns, newsletters, articles, blog posts, catalogs, sales letters, network site profiles,


Clarity. Precision. Accuracy. I can make a muddled idea crystal clear. I have my SPHR certification


I truly enjoy taking the time to justify every word, every sentence and every thought so there is sparkle and wisdom and intelligence laced within the letters.


I can help you at any stage of the writing process, from first draft to final revision, and can provide detailed, constructive feedback on your work. Whether you are writing a personal essay, presenting an argument, or just need a little help in expressing your thoughts on the page, I will read with an attentive eye so that you will be left with the best possible piece of writing.


Hello! I am here to provide editing and writing services to anyone who may need them. Just let me know what you need help with!

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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.
  • Punctuality and good communication skills.

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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