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  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa F.
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Karen edited my Senior year DECA research paper. It was a 30 page publi relations campaign, and with the help of her editing my paper placed 1st at State level competition. Karen Ferguson is very professional and timely. She makes the customer feel like her number one priority.

Clarity Communications
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Haile, J.
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Georgene has out spoke her awesome ability as she has provided. She has such a moving way with her editing formats on which I was surprised. If you ever need a book done in a quick and timely manor, Georgene is best way to go. Thanks Georgene for such an outstanding work ethic for language and I just love it!

Dave Dunkak
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    Jennifer D.
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    Dave is a wonderful copyeditor! He helped me with my resume as well as other business correspondence over a number of months. He is thoughtful, thorough and over-delivered every time. He made great recommendations for copy edits that consistently made my writing more succinct and grammatically correct. I'd recommend him wholeheartedly!

    Amanda Colyer
    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.

    Julien M.
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    Best tutor around. He is creative, resourceful, and amazingly helpful. Thanks to Tristan, I am a college grad on my way to a great job.

    • 38 years in business
    David T.
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    John has written content for our clients (RightNow Inc) for over 5 years and is an excellent wordsmith. His cost is fair and his work delivery always on time. I would highly recommend John for your copywriting, editing or ghostwriting project. David


    I'm a writer and editor with 15 years in B2B marketing and advertising, producing digital and print content, from email campaigns to website copy to direct mail. My client list includes IBM, American Express and Windstream.

    • 3 years in business

    I am a Portland-based editor with a background in Chinese medicine and the healing arts. The convergence of these two careers was born out of a passion for helping individuals, communities and businesses express their voice and follow their dreams through massage of the written word. If you are struggling to find the time to fine-tune your writing, I would love to help.

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    1. I have academic, working and personal experience in the counseling services I offer. This has taught me empathy. 2. I continually update my knowledge with continuing education. 3. I have worked with all populations in mental health. 4. Counseling and therapy is a job about LISTENING. I have good ears. 5. I spent 13 years as a newspaper reporter before I became mental health therapist. As a journalist, I had to deal with a huge variety of people. 6. I cherish my work.


    I am an independent writer with skills in the areas of proofreading, editing, legal writing, website writing, business writing, blogging, journalism, and more. If you need writing or editing services, I can meet and exceed all of your expectations.

    • 11 years in business

    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.


    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.


    I have a master's degree in journalism and over 8 years of experience writing and editing. I have written creative material, technical content, and marketing copy. I am comfortable editing short and long content for voice, grammar, and clarity. I have experience editing all of the above styles of writing, as well as academic work.


    I'm a semi-retired journalist/scholar/educator with decades of experience in writing, editing, and proofreading various products for publication: technical, public relations, press releases, grant proposals, ad copy, academic, web content, and creative. To make your best impression and get the best response, run it by me.


    I was a copy editor as mid-size daily newspapers in Southern California for 15 years. I got my BA in English and economics at UC Berkeley and am smarter than the average bear. I'm attentive to detail and go the extra mile.


    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.


    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.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I'm a former Los Angeles Times copy editor and an experienced journalist -- currently a freelance editor and writer. I can boil down a wordy document into clear and concise prose, conduct interviews and provide research on a wide range of subjects.


    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!

    • 6 years in business

    From a young age, I fell in love with the power of words to shape and inform meaning. I studied primarily literature, writing, and cultural studies in both my undergraduate and graduate programs. In my freelance work, I edit primarily academic and business documents, as well as web and advertising copy, for a variety of high-profile editing and proofreading companies. In addition, I also edit for independent clients seeking my services to ensure that their writing is clear, concise, powerful, and communicative of their intended style and message. As a professional editor, my particular area of preference is book-length manuscripts that require editing prior to being submitted to a literary agent and/or (self-)publishing. I will work with you to determine your specific needs, providing extensive editing using the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word. Additionally, I utilize the Comments feature to provide detailed comments that are meant to strengthen your writing, point out discrepancies or areas in need of clarification, and offer suggestions. What distinguishes my services from other editors’ services is that I am available for Skype consultations to discuss any questions that you may have. In my editing work, I consider myself to be a true partner in helping to ensure that your writing is the most powerful, clear, and expressive that it can be, all while editing for grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization.


    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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    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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