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West Linn Writers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tani Z.
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Karen is a gifted writer. I needed a resume and cover letter. My timline was short. Karen worked with me and had things done effiently and quickly. I recommend Karen to everyone.

Rachel Shubin
4.9
from 9 reviews
    Angie C.
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    Fabulous writer, very clear and enjoyable

    • 26 years in business
    Leah M.
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    Daryle is a wonderful web designer and a pleasure to work with. I used him for both my business websites as well as my press releases. He's hard working, a talented writer and gets the job done on a budget. I recommend him highly!!

    Nada Sewidan
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Ryan E.
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    Nada is such an amazing writer. I've recently published a photography book wherein Nada wrote a review for and she went above and beyond. I couldn't be more happier with her work. She is now my official go-to writer. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed.

    Laurie Mandell
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Denise C.
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    Laurie became my go-to editor for helping me with the Track Changes my publisher requested for my forthcoming memoir, "Self-Made Woman." I had no experience in this type of editing before and Laurie was patient, precise, pointed, and on-task in the challenging amount of work we did together. She worked with me in an engaging, professional manner, that made me feel comfortable & productive on our project. I would recommend any writer out there who needs an editor, to bring Laurie on-board!

    Cory Writes
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Christina S.
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      Cory is FANTASTIC to work with!! As a freelance Art Director/Designer I often need to partner with content writers and Cory is always by #1 go-to gal! She consistently generates engaging and original content that communicates authentically, with a tone that is entertaining, informative and that is convincing. Fun to work with, reliable and on point with each individual project, I would highly recommend her!!

      Michelle R.
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      Alex is the most imaginative writer I have ever read. If you want something unique--turn to Alex. He wrote the "back of the book blurb" for my book and I will have him write any others I need.

      Jennifer Anderson
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Patricia L.
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        Jennifer is an excellent writer. She is highly professional and very smart. She demonstrated exceptional competence when I asked her to work with exceptionally complicated material. I would recommend Jennifer's services without reservation. Patricia Langlois, PhD

        Ann Ludington
        4.0
        from 1 review
          Debra Dianne L.
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          Ann Ludington has provided service on a variety of projects. One being a profile writer and editor, the other as a fantastic photographer. I highly recommend Ann and will continue to use her services.

          About

          As a technical writer with over 15 years of experience with many major international corporations, I provide web content writing, software and hardware documentation, and support for all of your documentation needs.

          About

          I'm very creative, with a great sense of humor, which definitely shows in the work I produce. I love helping people find exciting ways to express their ideas and will work tirelessly to help my clients find their unique voice.

          • 4 years in business
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          I am a writer, editor, and blogger who will go above and beyond to help people find the right words for any occasion!

          About

          Lesson plans or smart board content or thesis dissertation with regards to biology lesson plans in power point or smart board for primary, middle and high school

          • 10 years in business
          About

          As a copywriter, website editor, content producer, and direct response specialist, I wrote emails, newsletters and landing pages for sites including PayPal and Yahoo!. I also lead an editorial content initiative that drove new-user engagement at Yahoo! Personals.

          • 7 years in business
          About

          I have been writing freelance for almost 5 years. I write resumes, blogs, web content, academic writing, creative writing and more. My specialty is being flexible with what the client wants written.

          About

          Word beast eats rotting grammar for breakfast. I'm a writer and editor. Currently I write full-time for a school that trains licensees in the insurance and real estate industries. In the past for a living I've written and critiqued film and TV scripts, done case studies for a national insurance magazine, and researched and written for a popular travel guide.

          About

          Experienced technical writer. Technically savvy, sense of humor, familiar with many types of documentation (manuals, online help, white papers, case studies, indexing, and more). Also have B2B journalism experience. Able to juggle multiple priorities, meet deadlines, adhere to company style, and write concisely.

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          Experienced writer, researcher, fact-checker and editor can assist you with your business or personal publication needs, including social and traditional media.

          About

          I am a freelance writer, editor and web designer with more than 25 years of experience. I enjoy working with clients to translate their ideas into words and to help polish their work so that it shines to its fullest potential.

          About

          > Technical writing specializing in information mapping, procedures and generating graphics needed to clearly explain content to the reader/user. > Managing documentation projects by coming up with timelines/milestones and setting up review meetings with subject matter experts (remote or local). Track milestones on a regular basis to ensure documentation projects are delivered on time. > Experience with Arbortext and XML authoring, checkin and checkout from a document repository. > Experience using the following tools: FrameMaker (long doc projects), Word, Visio (charts), PowerPoint (presentation slides), Arbortext (authoring in XML), Paint and Coral Draw (drawing graphics), SnagIt (capturing content from the screen), Sharepoint (posting files), Acrobat Reader and Writer (can generate .pdf files and manipulate table of contents and security of these files). > Lots of experience working with remote subject matter experts (in state, other locations in the US as well as international locations (India, Panang, Russia, Peru, etc). > Personal philosophy: The writer should go through all the gyrations of getting the content right so the reader does not have to waste time understanding what they are reading.

          About

          My website includes a bookstore full of how-to resources for writers. I am available to evaluate book proposals or articles prior to submitting to publishers. Also evaluate book contracts. I have put out the annual "Christian Writers' Market Guide" for the last 26 years, teach at writers' conferences nationwide, author of 37 books, and have been writing for over 40 years.

          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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          Need editing

          Portland, OR

          • Project type
            Copy editing or Line editing
          • Details
            If we select an editor, we will want that person on at least four books.
          • $850
            Average price
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