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Creative Resources
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald L.
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I recently hired Creative Resources to edit a non-fiction manuscript. I must say that I am completely with satisfied with their work so far. They're really down to earth, patient, and flexible in all aspects. This was my first project and everything was explained to the letter. Happy to have found someone so willing to help me in this process. I would definitely recommend Creative Resources to any writer, old or new!
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Stephen G.
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I am a screenwriter and writer and have worked with Pat for many years now. Whether it was a script problem, prepping for an important meeting, setting priorities, or simply talking me down from a creative precipice or crisis, he has always been able to say the perfect thing, or give the perfect advice — in a simple, wise, practical and succinct way that cuts through all my b.s. We talk almost every day.

Gabriel Morgan
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sangela .
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What can I say, he's the best. I had trouble on revising my essay at the last moment, glad I got a helper like Gabriel Morgan, he's patiently helping me out. I can't wait for next teamwork with him.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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She is deadline oriented, experienced and a good listener. She "gets it".


Creative and business writer with 25 years pf experience available for any of your writing needs. Past experience included writing television features, newspaper articles, marketing materials, newsletters, email blasts, employee profiles and proposal documents.

  • 3 years in business

We are the professional and leading website to provide academic writing services for higher and intermediate college and university students.

  • 8 years in business

Versatility and caring: Wordsmith, Counselor, Teacher, Geek. I understand that technology is not a magic bullet but an instrument of personal progress. Thus, my work is dedicated to meeting your personal needs rather than attempting some delusory one-size-fits-all model.


I am an independent writing, editing and proofreading professional specializing in health and fitness, business, finance, construction, senior care and Alzheimer's disease. As owner and operator of The Y's One Writing Service, I bring 30+ years of experience to my craft. My writing is featured on,,, and I served as a general news reporter for The Record newspaper in Troy, NY; a feature writer for the Capital District Business Review in Albany, NY; and a correspondent for the Construction Equipment Guide newspaper covering the northeast region of the country. I also worked as a writer and editor for the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, the New York State Bar Association and currently for the Cleaning Industry Research Institute and Savant Books and Publishing.


Just think: the essence of who are you condensed into one flawless, single-spaced page, a page that will so speak for you, that will determine your fate, and perhaps, in fact, shape the rest of your life. All of your trainings somehow come down to this. The clock is ticking. It's game time. You're not worried, are you? The college essay is the only part of the application you have total control over. You can't change your grades, your test scores or your extracurricular activities, but you can represent yourself well in the essay. Colleges are more competitive than they have ever been, and the essay is the only chance you have to present yourself as an individual. It's as if your best self is standing there with a microphone speaking directly to your schools while they listen carefully. A good college essay not only reveals something about your value system and your personality, but it shows how your brain works in a way that no other data in the admissions packet can capture. It's the real you, not the SAT scores. In other words, it's an incredible opportunity. Don't waste it. Dr. Wilk's College Essay Boot Camp is a tiny, friendly and informal one-day writing workshop. Students show up with absolutely nothing and leave at the end of the day with a perfect, finished and ready-to-send college essay. The day includes lots of rough writing and brainstorming, a discussion of some fabulous college essays, lessons about specific writing techniques that will make a big difference, outlining advice and as much one-to-one time as you need. We also provide free water, lunch, snacks, pencils and journals. You can bring your own laptop, or use one of ours. Dr. Wilk is a writing teacher at Paramus High School in Paramus, New Jersey. She earned an Ed.D in English education with a concentration in the teaching of writing from Teachers' College, Columbia University in 1996. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, written a non-fiction how-to book, published some poetry and taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at the college level. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience. Mostly, she's been working with high school kids on improving their writing. Every year, dozens of students come to her scared, stuck, angry or blank and ask for college essay help. They all leave happy. They get into great colleges, they're proud of their essays, and they learn something about writing. "That was fun," students often say at the end of a workshop. "Do you realize that you've been writing for six hours?" Dr. Wilk asks. "I didn't notice!", they always answer with a smile. Go to our website for more information on prices, dates or to email Dr. Wilk.


I am a master of the written word. I provide flexible services in proofreading, editing, writing, and critiques for enhancement.


We write screenplays for films or plays and biographies for people. We also edit written screenplays for films and help clients to learn writing.


I am a writer who majors in data entry and other writing jobs, helping people accomplish their goals since they don't have the time and motivation.


I take a more personal approach than is typical in an on-line world. Getting to know my clients on a personal level helps me gain a deeper appreciation of their needs. I do my best work under a spirit of collaboration.


I have wonderful and creative idea's for Resume Writing that will ensure that your resume stands out for possible employers. have a strong background with the English language. I read constantly and enjoy editing both books and resume's. I will make your resume both comprehensive and visible


I am a writer and editor with 15 years experience working for organizations and individuals in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. I can help you improve the content, style, or layout of any project.


A software developer and content writer by profession and painter by passion!


I have been a professional editor/journalist for over 15 years and can help you with any kind of writing or editing task. I offer speedy, yet error-free editing services as well as creative and thorough writing talents.


A freelance writer with a dozen years of experience, I specialize in humor and rhyme, not only original work, but also taking something you already have and making it funny or making it rhyme, perfect for advertisements or special occasions.


Karyn Maier is a freelance writer, editor, and book author specializing in CAM (complementary and alternative medicine), particularly botanical therapies. A lay herbalist and member of the International Aromatherapy and Herb Association, she has written more than 300 feature articles and columns for numerous consumer and industry health-related publications in the US, Canada, and UK. Her books are published in four languages. Ms. Maier has also demonstrated exceptional project management and viral marketing skills as a web producer, managing editor, and online community developer and facilitator. Areas of expertise include: · Content Development and Management · SEO Copywriting and Editing · Medical Writing (Protocols), Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Copywriting · Press Releases, Product Reviews, Consumer Guides · Newsletter Production · Television/Video and Radio Segment Copywriting · Social Networking and Marketing


I am a children's author, illustrator and speaker. Most of my 38 published picture books feature cartoon style art and a humorous topic. For my last book, I had to write over 900 monkey riddles, so don't be afraid to test my joke writing skills. I also do speaking engagements on children's literature for educational groups of all ages.


You can ask for any kind of editing, translation, poems, essays, short stories, and notes; all of these will be provided on request of any kind.

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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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