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MKDiehl Editing Services
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick B.
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In my first time using MKDiehl Editing Services, and my first time seeking help via ThumbTack, I was very pleased with her work. She proof-read our 48 page public policy report. When reviewing this and other editing services on Thumbtack, I didn't know whether to expect proof reading or full-on copy editing, but was very happy in the end. It was a huge boost to the quality of my writing, and a big step up from relying on just our internal staff proof reading. I'm looking forward to using this great service again, and found the price very reasonable.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Prita B.
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Jeremy is an excellent teacher. My daughter has benefited in more ways than I can count because of Jeremy. She has become more organized and is learning an advanced curriculum in both math and writing. He is a dedicated teacher and always makes sure my child's learning comes first. Now, instead of arguing with her to study for exams, she does so without hesitation. He gives me a summary of every lesson and explains what my daughter has been learning and what she can improve on. Overall, Jeremy is a excellent role model and plays a pivotal role in my daughter's life. I won't hesitate to hire him again for my second daughter if needed.

SW Coaching & Consulting
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Lae L.
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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
Andre L.
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Frank help me writing my Cover Letters. He did a great job. Also he took the time to talk with me and review some of my work preferences.

Lingo Spanish
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Peter H.
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I needed to learn Spanish for work, and came to Laura with a very limited background from college. With her help I was able to immediately develop my reading comprehension, speaking, and writing skills. Laura structured and adapted lessons to my specific needs, and meeting with her was never a chore and never felt like “work”. Thanks to Laura I significantly improved my relationships with Spanish speaking clients and coworkers.

Write for Life
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce K.
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David Tabatsky is one of those rare individuals in modern day publishing who consistently shines in all three of the industry's most fundamental criteria: writing, editing and administrative skills. He would be an asset to any organization seeking someone whose love of words is matched only by his proficiency at putting them together.

  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
James T.
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I have technical documents often to be edited. My writing in English is not so strong because I am from Hungary and she can change it to make it much better. She understands the technical language even through my Bad English, and she is always punctual and professional. I will continue to use her service.

Dr. Morissa Schwartz
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda L.
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I had a great experience working with Dr Rissy's Writing. Morissa Schwartz and her team are absolutely amazing. I have had the opportunity to interact with Morissa and besides being an expert copywriter, she is also an inspirational speaker.

  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Prince B.
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The Missing Ink, aside from being good at naming things, offers professional, flexible and affordable writing services. She had the right voice for my content while understanding and implementing SEO.

Prof. Mary's Workshops
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janeide janeide D.
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I highly recommend Professor Ryan’s workshop! She is an excellent professional, reliable and an absolute expert on college paper writing art.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Wintter S.
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Dr. Mansur helped me achieve a goal that I thought was impossible. She was very responsive to all of my needs and questions. She met with me via Zoom to help answer any questions and to clear up any misunderstandings I had about my work. She never hesitated to answer a question and she was always positive and encouraged me to be the best that I could be. Dr. Mansur was also very knowledgeable about how to complete a dissertation and gave suggestions on what was needed to improve my writing. I would recommend anyone to give Dr Mansur an opportunity to make your dissertation writing less stressful and easier. Dr. Wintter Samuel

Swepps & Associates
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Bridget L.
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Working with Bill has been amazing! He is so kind and will tweak adjustments to make sure it is what you want. Their work quality is amazing and will make sure that you are satisfied with their work. I recommend their services for anyone who wants their cover letter and resume professionally done.

Tutoring Services
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tina R.
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Eve has helped our High School Junior with SAT writing/reading and she did an amazing job.Our son gained confidence and felt prepared taking the test as Eve had spent time going through strategies and ensuring understanding which lead to a much improved score.Eve has a fun, engaging and motivated approach which she brings to every session. Highly recommend Eve!

Excellent Editing
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy D.
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I received excellent help with editing my work .I will definitely use Michael in the future

GBW Creative Workplace
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Joan G.
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GBW Creative Workplace understood the editing I needed and was very professional. She and I will continue to work together. I found her to be a nice person and trusted her with my memoir which was very important to me. She is a capable women I can not write or say enough about her.

Dr. V's Virtuoso
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Mylan S.
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Dr.V is an incredible French teacher. I really enjoy his teaching technique. I am confident that if I continue my lessons (2x a week) for an indefinite amount of time I will be fluent in reading, writing and conversation. I recommend Dr.V without reservation. I can't wait for my next lesson!!! Merci!!!

Elijah Guo Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
XPan P.
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Finding a good tutor is like finding a good book to read. I am lucky to have him tutoring my son. Not only is Elijah teaching my son how to write good sentences, but he helps my son develop his confidence as well

Jason C.
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Sophia is awesome! She helped me with my book, a memoir that I wrote. She read different drafts and made very useful editing suggestions and helped me cut some parts out. Definitely recommend her for any writing/editing needs!

Accomplished Writing Tutor
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Olya has been an amazing writing tutor. She has helped me learn to write clearly, powerfully, and concisely. She has definitely improved my writing, my grammar skills, and my overall confidence as a student. She always makes me feel comfortable and I am never afraid to ask questions. Olya has been a great mentor to me during the college essay process. I leave every meeting with a smile and a sense of accomplishment. She is dedicated to her students and is very attentive to details. Olya is a warm person who cares about me as a student and as a person.”

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I will help with transcription, editing, data entry, and writing. I have an MA degree in psychology and experience with research and tutoring.

About

I am a New York City based writer. My career began in 1st grade when I learned how to write complete sentences and blossomed from there. I think anyone can write but only a few people enjoy it. I love writing, and I will make sure that I will do the proper research and put in as much time as necessary to provide you with a great product.

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.

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