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Creative Resources
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne R.
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I have been working with Sutton Mason on my book with much pleasure. When I tell people I have an Editor I am very happy to give out her name. Sutton has been very knowledgable and patient with me as I am new writing and publishing my first book.I am very excited to continue working with Sutton to have this project completed. Thank you Sutton for everything. Lynne Robitaille

Careers In Transition LLC
from 24 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Paul A.
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Dr. Tom was awesome and fun to work with. He instantly knew what to do with my resume and did it in a timely manner not to mention the cost was pretty reasonable. He was very knowledgeable about resume writing and many other areas when it comes to careers and development and has the credentials to prove it which was very important to me. I would definitely recommend him to others and I'm looking forward to working with him again in the future!

LMR Literary Services
from 1 review
    Joan S.
    Verified review

    I never would have had my book published without Lisa’s help. She immediately saw problems (and solutions!) that had not occurred to me. She worked closely with me, reading and editing my work, and showing me how to develop my original idea into a much fuller, more interesting project…one that publishers would respond to. And, happily, they did. I recommend Lisa without reservation; my experience with her was both really valuable and enjoyable.


    My name is Amy D. I am an accomplished copywriter and editor. I hold a Master's degree in English from a UK university, where I graduated with Merit. I've completed projects as a writer, editor, and copywriter. I enjoy assisting with admissions essays, academic papers and beyond. I believe as an editor, I help provide worthwhile changes and suggestions for a written work while still maintaining the author's voice and intention.


    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 passionate about what I do, and I can be reached almost any time because I work from home and my schedule is extremely flexible.


    Thank you for your interest. Please contact me to know more about my services. I hope to hear from you soon.


    I am sensitive to the feelings of writers, yet serious about sharpening their skills. I i honed collaborative skills working in theatre and television.


    I do writing, sales, and marketing. I retired as an executive officer of a bank and president of a large insurance operation owned by the bank. I had 15 other NYS banks write insurance business for us as agencies. Upon retirement, I became a reporter for Empire News Exchange --a local wire service. I also was a staff writer for several weeklies and served on the editorial board of four Spotlight Newspapers. The wire service got me in all the capital district dailies with both news articles and my photos. Currently, I am a member of The Air force Association and serve on the board of two of their chapters and represent New York state on a national committee called Air Power Advocates. We meet monthly with senior members of the defense department and the Air Force via conference calls, and then write op-eds on the material covered.


    I provide high-quality technical writing and editing, web content development, research and analysis. My main areas of expertise are public policy, workplace culture, employee engagement, and workforce development. I am confident that I can meet all of your needs for strategic communication and High impact communication. I wrote and edited technical reports for the following agencies: New York State Office of Mental Health New York State Energy and research development authority private sector clients include the New York State United Teachers. From correspondence to reports, I can provide engaging written work that will meet your needs

    • 5 years in business

    I focus on shaping a work that illuminates your goal. Editing your work so that no mistakes detract from your creation. Writing for you so that people will come back to you for more. I believe in producing high quality work.


    I cover sporting events by going to games and writing content of games played and also do radio play-by-play of sporting events with basketball being my favorite.


    I work with you to help your business communicate clearly and effectively. I can write copy for a brochure, website, case study, feature story, profile or press pitch. I can compose, edit and assemble content for an annual report, or help you maintain your reputation in a crisis. I can design a publication and ensure that layout, content and themes combine for a singular, powerful impression. I can work with you to sharpen and refine your top-level strategy so you get better results from every message you deliver. My goal is to make sure you benefit from sustained positive results. You never receive boilerplate writing, jargon or cookie-cutter results. You get a customized solution that helps you stand out in a crowded marketplace.


    I have been selected for every job I have applied for (11) except one, throughout my life. My ex-wife contacted me after our divorce to write her resume for the directorship of a National Organization. She got the job. I can create or merely fine tune what you wish. We can do all of this over the phone and on the internet. I look forward to assisting you in your chosen career. S


    I am an academic writer by training with over 5 years of Japanese to English translation experience, in areas from architectural history and poetry to bulletproof iPhone cases. I am certified fluent in 2012 with Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1 (JLPT1). I possess a culturally attuned command of the language and an ability to quickly and accurately convert a wide range of Japanese text into native English. In addition, my familiarity with the Japanese culture facilitates courteous and precise interpretation. Finally, I have full computer proficiency in a range of areas and depth of experience with software on both Windows and Mac systems.


    I do all aspects of written communication, from letters to technical writing, from fiction to nonfiction. I can find the words to say exactly what you want them to say.


    We provide sales, marketing, reservations, and branding for small businesses. Our expertise is in the hospitality and travel industries. Content writing, editing, and resume creation are available as well.

    • 4 years in business

    Hello!!! I am pleased to meet you!!! I offer my services to translate your work in English and in French. Of course I am fluent in both languages. I would love to complete your paperwork for you and translate from English to French or French to English! Of course I offer my services uniquely over the internet. I do not travel to client's residence. I am willing to skype to offer my services to help you speak English or French but it is impossible for me to travel to your place! Thank you for understanding! Kind regards, Elizabeth



    I help you communicate: Fundraising, Grantswriting, Editing, Fact-Checking with a specialty in Art, History, Architecture& Material Culture, Writing & Cultural Project Management

    • 31 years in business

    I listen very closely to clients and arrive at solutions quickly because I do. I base every solution on a consistent set of questions: 1. Who is the audience 2. What do they care about generally--and at this particular time? 3. What problem are we solving for them? 4. Who is competing for their attention, and how? 5. How can we reach them with a clear, differentiated message or proposition?

    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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