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  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen G.
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Karen created an amazing cover letter for me. It was beautifully customized to specifically tie to the job posting and mirrored my resume perfectly. The quick response and turnaround time was awesome. I have other writing service needs coming up and I am looking forward to utilizing her services again.

Clarity Communications
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia B.
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Amazing! Georgene’s careful and thorough attention to the detail, organization, and presentation of my dissertation was brilliant. She understood the importance of presenting a well thought-out research study to include both the structure and readability. Georgene approached the necessary edits of my dissertation with a comprehensive knowledge base of the best and most effective writing techniques. In each phone conversation or email, she actively listened to my concerns, thoughts, and ideas, making sure to gain an understanding of the goals of my study, and offering insights and recommendations to best meet these goals. The timely feedback of Georgene was exceptional. I very much appreciated her kindness and votes of confidence throughout the entire editing process. If you have the opportunity to work with Georgene – take it! She’s incredible!

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew G.
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Great at taking what I wanted to say and putting it in the right words.

Elissa Hare
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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Elissa tutored out daughter for 3 years in high school. She helped her develop the writing skills needed not only to get through high school, but also to thrive in college. Elissa was a patient, eager and compassionate tutor who helped our daughter's much needed self confidence.

Munkvold Inc.
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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I decided to have him do some editing. He, accurately, recognized that my book proposal was too long. I'd been misled by one that said a proposal might be 100 pages. He reduced my overly long chapter descriptions to about a single sentence each. After that, I had to focus on writing so I haven't employed him for a while, but I may do so in the future. When I saw the firve stars I was influenced by the Amazon practice making five stars very rare. I was surprised to see "good" opposite five stars. Was it there before? I'd imagine most editors might not accomplish what he did and have tried to describe that. I think your rating scale needs work since it seems to me to limit the top rating to just "good." and Mr. Munkvold was better than that.

Amanda Colyer
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emma F.
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I contacted Amanda to edit & update my resume. The finished product was exceptional. I highly recommend her to anyone needing professional assistance with any type of writing task.

Full Duck Productions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a small business that can give your project personal attention based on a wide experience of presenting education, art, engineering, alternative energy and outdoor activities through video, graphics and the written word.

Ideascape, Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Doug B.
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My family wanted my 89 year old Dad to write a biography of his life. We initially tried to accomplish this via a College Student but that ended up failing miserably because of poor commitment and writing skills. I leveraged Thumbtack to reach Ideascape (MacKenzie and Doug Freeman) for professional help writing this book. Currently, we are about 75% complete and they have done an outstanding job. They are extremely thorough (plenty of research) and have a great voice for my father (written in 1st person). Each family member (especially my Dad) has enjoyed working with them and their demeanor is professional but also approachable. The overall project is expensive (to me) but in fairness you get what you pay for. This is my first experience with writing a book and it has been eye opening regarding how much work is required. Overall, we are very happy with Ideascape and unless something goes drastically wrong (wrapping this project up) we would hire them again. We also would recommend them for a biography project as outlined above.

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I am a professional freelance writer and editor, with a sharp eye for spelling and grammar. I have been writing and editing in a number of different settings for over 5 years. I am capable of providing support in a number of ways, whether you're in the market for in depth participation in your writing, or simple proofreading for proper grammar, sentence structure, and diction. Writing and editing are passions of mine, so it would be a pleasure to work with you in whatever capacity you may need.

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Editing French Translation German Translation Mandarin Translation Resume Writing Russian Translation Spanish Translation Transcription Web Content Writing Writing Services Other translations services

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I am a retired teacher (M.A. in Education) with a B.A in English (Writing emphasis). Will work collaboratively on projects requiring organization, editing, proofreading, and written revision.

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With over six years of service in the journalism industry, I have a very diverse writing background and top-notch editing skills. I really enjoy what I do. Although I offer a wide variety of services, I specialize in editorial, business & web content.

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I create high-quality writing, video and photographic content for the Web. Whether it's a business, government agency or nonprofit, your standing will be elevated above all others.

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Basic Copy Editing, Developmental Copy Editing, Proofreading, Writing - no job is too big or small. I work with you to make your content the best it can be!

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Freelance web content and other editing and ghostwriting. I hold Magna cum Laude BA and MFA degrees in English and Creative Writing, respectively, with special emphasis on biographical profile.

  • 17 years in business
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If you are looking for a COMMUNICATOR that you can count on . . . like a Michael Jordon, who, with the game hanging in the balance, looks up and sees that there are only two seconds left on the game clock, and makes his move. The crowd leaps to their feet standing in suspended slo-mo animation, every heart waiting to be told it can beat again. Jordan slips past a defender, fakes a pass and as smooth as ice cream melting on a hot summer day, slams the ball through the hoop - notifying life on the planet that it can breathe again. Immediately, like an array of daffodils on a warm spring day, life bursts forth in the arena. With Jordan gliding through the air, the sun arrested its westward progression, the birds stopped chirping and every lung in the arena put inhaling on hold. Through the eerie silence, the only noise heard, in all the world, was the swishing sound that ball and net make, just as the buzzer announces ‘game over’! . . . Then I am a great fit as your Communications Specialist!

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I provide educational, subject-driven summary, narrative and description. Strong verbal and visual analogies help learners form and position concepts within a topic scheme. I am big-picture driven. Transparency is backed.

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Attention to detail, classic knowledge of grammar, and a comprehensive grasp of the big picture are the three strong points that I bring to the table with my writing. The ultimate goal of my writing is to always create a clear and understandable communication, something that succeeds in expressing any fact, argument, theme, or feeling that needs to be shared.

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I am an author and a very prolific writer, proficient in English and translating from English to Russia, Spanish and German. Articles and editing are no problem at all. Web content and articles of magnifying pitch which keep your customers coming back.

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I provide a traditional resume writing service. Entry level to mid-career is my specialty. I can get you recognized in a stack of over 100 resumes! Let me get you a job!

  • 11 years in business
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I am a writer and editor with an BA in English and an MA in US History. I've been writing for exhibits and visitor centers for the past 15 years, and I'm currently editing novels, as well. I research, plan, write, and act as editor and proofreader for exhibits in museums, visitor centers, interpretive trails, and the like. I've completed over 70 projects for public and private clients. Since 2012, I have also been employed by Barking Rain Publishing as a fiction editor. Editing begins with development and content, followed by at least three refining passes at the work--ending with line-by-line proofreading. I hope my experience matches your needs.

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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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