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  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tom S.
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I worked with Kim on consulting projects for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) during the period of 2009- 2012. Kim was the Manager of Community Relations, and served as the point person for projects involving survey research designed to gauge customer perceptions about the NEORSD. Kim did an excellent job at managing complicated projects. She kept us up to date regarding deadlines and expectations, and connected us with a variety of staff at the NEORSD as needed. Through these projects, Kim demonstrated clear, concise writing. She provided excellent feedback about draft reports for each of the surveys (there were four during this period, with the last being a larger survey project that included four surveys and eight focus groups). Her abilities as an editor and project manager were evident in the positive response of the NEORSD executive leadership and board to the final reports for these projects. I highly recommend Kim for her quality work in the areas of writing, editing, and project management. The BW Community Research Institute has grown in scope in part due to the success of the NEORSD projects that Kim managed, and for which we are grateful.

Lightseeds by Holly
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  • 10 years in business
Karen G.
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Holly was an excellent editor and my book has performed well. She met all of her agreed upon deadlines. The reception on the book has been incredible. I achieved 'hot new trending' on amazon and had a #1 release across two categories. With over 3,000 copies sold, I have received positive feedback about how well the book was written and edited. Dr. Karen Gurney

Brenda M.
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I contracted Nancy Laws to do editing and formatting for me on two documents that will I will be selling in both ebook and print forms. She was easy to communicate with, she had a very fast turn around, the result was exactly what I needed. I will certainly use her services again and I highly recommend her.


Curious, persistent researcher able to leverage communications/knowledge-management skills to evaluate data, provide business insight. Effective communicator/writer, team player with experience in marketing, public relations and fundraising. Energized by new challenges, focused on delivering on-time, accurate results.


I started writing and editing on a whim over ten years ago. That led to contributing articles on websites and creating my own fan fiction blog for The West Wing. Now I am a full time college student and part time editor and writer. It just comes naturally to me and I am in love with every facet of the industry. I welcome any type of research, writing, editing or anything of the sort. I am addicted!


I provide writing and editing services for companies or individuals in need of a grant writer or an editor or writer. I have written appeals and conducted fundraising drives for organizations in need of funding for a specific project. I have edited manuscripts for writers. In general, I provide writing and editing services.


We help you put your best foot forward in written communications. Invitations, articles, cover letters and resumes, step-by step procedures, and operating instructions. We can design, print and distribute your invitation, flyer, or document.


Freelance writing, editing and design services specializing in book production, from mind to market, for self-publishing authors.


Proofreading, editing and writing services are offered by a published writer. Graphic design services are also available.


I do freelance writing and editing for businesses, sports, and entertainment. I am available for other categories. I also provide presentation documents.


I check papers, articles and other written works to make sure they use proper grammar and punctuation. I also do video editing.



If you need professional, intensely scrutinized and thoroughly reviewed writing and editing services, Matt's Editing Services is right for you. With a total of eight years' study in English and professional writing, I know how to take any project from start to finish, and can work closely with you to provide the custom services that you require. I am also an experienced tutor, professional writing and critical reading teacher, and creative writing author. I am just starting out on Thumbtack and am eager to accept new clients, please contact me today to discuss your project.


ImageWrite Media delivers quality copy on time. ImageWrite Media specializes in medical communications, health and fitness, parenting, arts, and news. We serve hospitals, medical organizations, pharmaceutical companies, nonprofit organizations, physicians, schools, medical communications agencies, and media outlets. We provide writing and editing services in various media, including the Web, newspaper, magazine (peer-reviewed, general, and trade), newsletters, brochures (and other marketing deliverables), presentations, and textbooks.


Do you need documents (business or creative writing) revised for smooth reading? Do you need concise & precisely written documents? Do you need proofreading? Translation needs: Italian, German & French into English. Want to get your poems ready for publication?


I have been a journalist and an educator. In both settings, I have helped get the best work from writers. I've also written and published under my own name.


I am a highly creative writer/editor/journalist with experience in hotel/lodging, automotive, and engineering fields. I previously wrote for two Penton Media publications: "Machine Design" and "Lodging and Hospitality" magazines.


I write and/or edit patient education articles, manuscripts, bios, websites, blogs, and social media primarily for patient and physician audiences. I have extensive experience working with scientific and medical journals, including publishers, editors, and authors.


For proofreading work, I am an excellent speller with good attention to detail.. I am fluent in English, so would love to do proofreading in English!


I'm one of those people who early on internalized that whole grammar and spelling thing; when I read a text I pretty much automatically see ways to change it to address various audiences The thing I like most about editing is that it helps other people communicate more effectively in writing.


Extensive education and experience in writing, editing, and transcription. Looking to branch out from current company to work on my own. Hoping to gain experience while helping people looking for my skills.

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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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