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MKDiehl Editing Services
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vicky M.
Verified review

I recently used Margaret for the first time to edit two of my fictional short stories, and I highly recommend her services. She provided a critique that was thorough, frank, and kind. I am an amateur writer, and all of these factors were important to me. I was inspired, not discouraged, to continue working on these stories despite the daunting task of fixing structural issues. I did not have the dilemma of figuring out how to move forward as Margaret gave wonderful suggestions and advice on improvement. If you are shy and/or doubtful about having others view and critique your work (like I was), don’t be afraid to utilize Margaret to help you become a better writer! You won’t be disappointed.

SW Coaching & Consulting
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Lae L.
Verified review

The project was to find a professional resume writer who could create a resume and cover letter for a retiree with 25+ years of experience to apply for an administrative part-time position. I believe the comments below speak for themselves. First reaction, "WOW”. I really wasn't too optimistic that she would be able to take what I provided her and craft it in such a way to get so much information into 1 page. Of course my expectation was an improvement over what I provided, but she really took it to another level; I was amazed! To have someone who truly understands ... respects my feelings is absolutely priceless. I guess the best way I can say this, is the professionalism, sincerity and genuine commitment to my project is something we all as consumers wish we could experience with any company we do business with! Well done!" Thank you so much for a job “Well done”!

Leer Es Poder Books/Libros
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Laszlo A.
Verified review

Frank Gerace made an excellent editing of my rather complex book entitled “Resonance. My Journey Beyond Ultrasound. It is over five hundred pages and a story of a holocaust survivor, an immigrant and a scientist of ultrasonics. Frank handled the copy editing with ease both the historical and the scientific aspects of this writing. He sometimes changed a phrase or two; in these cases he used the MSWord comment facility to alert me to any edits of grammar or style and in any uncertain situation, he always consulted with me leaving the decision to me, the writer. He double checked place names on Google and even corrected my French and Spanish spelling. His efforts turned my work into a much more readable form. His editing exceeds all my expectation. If there is an award for editing I definitely would nominate Frank for the GRAND PRIX.

Write for Life
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Michael J.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Write for life, David T. I would work with him again on other projects in the near future. As a beginner writer, he listened to my voice, and develop the style to a professional level. Thank you.

  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Derek M.
Verified review

This was not my first effort trying to use a content writer and I had a negative opinion of all content writers after my first experience. Malory from “The Missing Ink” quickly changed my opinion about the value and opportunity a skilled writer can offer to a company. Malory is an excellent content writer and capable of writing about almost anything. She is punctual and created a beautiful 2,700 words of awesome content and she made it in a day. Based upon her first sample writing effort, I was so impressed that i have already given her new projects to tackle and plan to utilize her unique skills into the foreseeable future.

GBW Creative Workplace
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Gladys got back to me right away, communicated well, explained everything to me up front. She re-did a resume for me and completed the work in a timely manner. I had originally contacted her a while ago and at the time she was running a promotion. She honored that price even though the promotion is now over.

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The Content Interpreter
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I thought JT was great to work with. He really took the time to speak with me and get my vision for where I wanted my content to go and say. If you are considering a content writer, I would highly recommend JT as he takes his time and gets it done right.

Freelance Editing Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Diana-Ashley K.
Verified review

Rosemary Donahue is a writer’s dream. From the very first conversation, she was supportive and attentive. She took my rather weak pitch and helped me shape it into a much better piece, by opening me up to perceptions and nuances that I might not otherwise have considered. Another plus is that she responds quickly and thoroughly, so that I felt we were really on the same team.

Marjie S.
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Miriam G.
    Verified review

    Marjie is a concise and efficient writer. Beyond her practical competencies, she is a pleasure to work with -- creative and kindhearted, patient and focused. I highly recommend her for any writing/editing projects.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Steve C.
    Verified review

    Maria does media management for my live entertainment company, Stages. She designed our website and wrote the entire content. She is an excellent writer and I am delighted with the quality of her work and with her creativity. Maria also designed an entire business plan for us, which we are implementing with much success. Her work is top notch!

    RH Resumes
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Arvind A.
    Verified review

    I had hired Happy Resumes (Rebecca - RH) along with another resume writer, to work on 2 slightly varying aspects of my resume (as I also felt it'd be good to get slightly differing perspectives). RH Resumes totally blew the other one out of the water (check my other review to see what a disaster the other one was). Right from the first call, I felt like RH really knew what she was talking about - and more importantly listening to what I was saying rather than pitching her services and ability. She also send me a bunch of formats to choose from so she had an idea of which ones I preferred - though she gave her professional opinion on which formats to use depending on my background. She was quite prompt in sending the first draft as well; I found some of the points I mentioned to her in our first call appear in well-formed/formatted concise sentences in the first draft. I was very pleased with her very first draft as it surpassed my expectations. What I was impressed with was the crux of my accomplishments were preserved while cutting down the superfluous details that I had initially found quite hard to trim (as I was too close to it). Though we went through a couple of rounds of tweaking, she was very open to my suggestions, and was prompt in trying to slightly different formats based on my suggestions. Her willingness to truly listen, get a good understanding of my expectation right from the beginning while working with a format/template structure that I had chosen initially, and delivering a stellar first draft, makes her one of the best resume authors I've worked with. She could be easily charging a bit more for her services for the type of work she did. I'd highly recommend her any day. Thanks RH!

    Hillel Black
    4.3
    from 3 reviews
    • 45 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Claire K.
    Verified review

    Over a three month period, Mr. Black assisted in winnowing a 600 page commercial novel to a lean 380 pages. He focused the main story, built the pace, and highlighted the main themes and characters. What was most impressive was his ability to shape and pace the story. In short, he took a turkey and deftly carved it which enabled the writer to present a beautiful platter. He is absolutely brilliant. Full value received. It is so easy to get lost in your own MS to have someone like Mr. Black is priceless. He is frank in both praise and criticism and won't waste your time. Living in Los Angeles I was nervous to work with someone from the East Coast but it worked out fine. He is accessible, responsive and worth diamonds.

    Tony Pelosi
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
      Joe T.
      Verified review

      Tony generated a very professional resume. He formatted it so that it looked great both on the printed page and on screen. Tony spent time on the phone with me gathering the salient points--education, experience, skill sets, honors and awards, publications, etc., then drafted a resume which I was able to review and edit as needed. Happily, Tony did such a great job displaying and emphasizing my credentials that I did not have to change anything! I was invited to participate in both phone screenings and in-person interviews. Tony acted as job coach to prepare me for those events through role playing exercises where he was the interviewer and I was the interviewee. During these sessions, Tony helped me become aware of my phone presence, made suggestions regarding my delivery, and recommended that I stay on topic when answering questions, yet expand to emphasize my expertise in the field, when necessary. I am extremely pleased with Tony's abilities as a resume writer and interview coach. I know that you will find this to be the case as well. Tony's methods resulted in my landing a new job. I have been working there for six months. I know that Tony's efforts and instruction helped me get my position.

      Jp P.
      Verified review

      Been working with Ed for several years now and he is an outstanding writer, editor, and researcher. He is quick, responsive and versatile

      Writer Geek Nation
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 year in business
      Jessica L.
      Verified review

      The writer was extremely professional, overall the quality of the paper was amazing. Additionally, the writer worked with me to ensure that my paper satisfied me and met my needs. The writer constantly asked me my opinion on the paper before making any durastic changes. Being that I was on a very strict deadline, I was both amazed and surprised that the writer was very diligent in making sure my deadline was met.

      About

      Let Me Introduce You. As an observer of the times, as well as an avid listener, with the ability to process what you are trying to say, along with what people are looking for, in an Employee, Employer, Business, or any Writing Assignment that is needed, I can accurately and creatively meet your goals.

      About

      I am a freelance writer who does writing, editing, proofreading, translating, ghost writing, and copy writing for companies and individuals. My career began in college where I studied journalism and communications. Since then, I've been dedicated to writing commercially as well as creatively.

      About

      I have written for a variety of national publications and web sites, including The New York Post, The New York Times, Parents (web and print), Woman’s Day, The Knot (web and print), New Jersey Bride (web and print), ModernBride.com, FashionableBride.com, Marie Claire, The Nest, First30Days.com, Seventeen, Conceive, Woman's World, Working Mother and Prevention, among others. My assignments cover relationships, real life, weddings, celebrities, career, parenting, health and fitness. In addition, I have worked as Senior Editor for First for Women and Inside TV, where I assigned and edited copy. I have also worked as a copy editor for In Touch, Star, Seventeen, AOL's Patch, The Knot and FashionableBride.com. Specialties: Writing features, celebrity profiles, and service copy, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, assigning, developing story ideas and lineups.

      About

      Help people and companies shine brightly. I help companies and individuals present themselves in best light. Ive written key speeches for top ceos, marketing plans, ad copy, and strategy and position papers. I've published a lot nationally and internationally and can assist in getting autors or businesses on right image path.

      About

      I have 20 years' experience writing and editing in industries ranging from news to finance to pharmaceutical.

      About

      Top quality writing, editing, transcription and translation (English-French) for academic and business purposes.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      Actual Requests

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      Need editing

      Brooklyn, NY

      • Project type
        Proofreading
      • Details
        First fiction novel

      Need editing

      Brooklyn, NY

      • Project type
      • Details
        Looking for an editor to work with me on refining a 400 page novel.
      • $8
        Average price

      Need a Resume Writer

      Brooklyn, NY

      • Career stage
        In school
      • Service needs
        Writing resume, Writing cover letter
      • Target industry
        Other (biology and research)
      • Details
        I do have a resume and cover letter written however i want to make it better and more appealing to job offers
      • $85
        Average price
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