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Harrisburg Professional Writing Editing Services

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  • 9 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Petros W.
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I hired Stephanie for my business proposal editing via thumbtack. Stephanie has done excellent job in editing and organizing my business proposal. She has great personality and excellent person to work with. I will definitely rehire her for future professional writing and editing. petros waritu

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lacey M.
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Shelly is not just a photographer, she's an artist. She doesn't just snap picture after picture but takes time to come up with creative ideas, like various props and poses. Although I did not see all of my photos yet, what I have seen are absolutely stunning. Her editing skills are the best I have seen and I have worked with some great photographers in the past. She is a professional: on time, friendly, and personable. I didn't feel like just another client but a friend. I did my very first boudoir shoot with her and she made the experience fun and comfortable. I had a blast and will certainly go to her again in the future for my photography needs and will send my family and friends her way, too. Sherry's rates? Very affordable!

  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Adam W.
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I am an aspiring children's book author and illustrator. Leslie was very generous in offering her time to coach me in her knowledge of the publishing industry. She provided a wealth of information drawn from many years of "hands on" on experience in the industry. I consider Leslie an expert coach in regards to writing, working with publishers and the editing process, networking, sales, strategic planning, event and resume building, and marketing. Other items Leslie helped me with involved building a clear mission statement and philosophy for my book series, the importance of conducting market research for advantage, web site building, social media and the use of youtube, and establishing connections through active marketing. Leslie also critiqued my books and provided valuable feedback. Her feedback involved ways to improve my illustrations, and introducing more character dialogue into my stories. Her tips have been instrumental in the improvement of my books, marketing, and writing style. The coaching offered by Leslie laid out the fundamental building blocks to design and implement a strategic plan for my business. I use her tips and core principles as a continuing guide and source of encouragement. I would highly recommend Leslie as a consultant or coach, and greatly appreciate her efforts to follow up with my on my progress.

Inkstained Editing
from 8 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
William W.
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Joy was a pleasure to work with. Not only did she deliver the project early but she also revised many edits until the document was perfect. She offered great suggestions and produces professional work

Jay Minor Productions
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Sarah F.
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Jason has recorded my students' concert performances for the past two years. Very organized, professional and timely set up and tear down. Fast turn around time for recording mix down and spotless editing. Strong attention to detail with great work ethic.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shay L.
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David had responded to a Craigslist post I had made requesting the services of a writer to formulate my artist biography for publicity purposes. Amidst a slew of amateur responses, the professional demeanor in which David initiated our correspondence made me realize he might be the one, but that he would probably be far beyond my budget. I had never had a proper artist biography before and was overwhelmed by the process, but David guided me through with a fool proof, open-ended survey that would help me describe my life experiences as well as my history as an artist in a succinct manner. He assured me that he would know how to edit my lengthy responses since the survey was the same one he'd become accustomed to using for his company as editor-in-chief of MUTE Magazine, and he was right! When I received the final product, I was astonished! David's turnaround time was so prompt, and he was welcoming of any additional edits I had in mind. When I braced myself for the cost of the bio, David surprised me once again by not bursting my budget, and even asking if he could feature me in his magazine! As I've gotten to know David since our chance meeting, I've learned that he is genuinely the professional that he exudes on a daily basis. By hiring him, you will get the quality you desire with no corners cut!

from 5 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roy M.
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Kathryn did an outstanding job with the editing of my manuscript. She made the process so easy and she was great to work with. Will definitely be using her for my future work!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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I recently emailed K&F Fuhrman Enterprises, LLC asking for a quote for her services for our bi-monthly newsletters. I felt that her pricing was very reasonable. The content that was provided was just what I was looking for. I know it is difficult to find the write content writer and with K&F Fuhrman Enterprises, LLC I felt that it was a match. I have used other content writing services and have not been so lucky with the end results. She knew of the topics and you could tell of that in her writing. When she did not know of the topics, she researched the topic in order to provide the piece requested. With K&F Fuhrman Enterprises, LLC , I was more then pleased and look forward to working with her in the near future!

Editing and Writing
from 4 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan M.
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Carol was incredible. She not only copyedited my book manuscript quickly, but her execution was flawless. She took the time to understand and adapt to my writing style, demonstrated a superior command of all the rules of language usage, and maintained a professional yet friendly/down-to-earth demeanor throughout the project. Carol is a true pro. I would absolutely recommend her for any project, and I will definitely request to work with her again when the time comes. Thank you, Carol!

Georgia Editing Service LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Matthew M.
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I had a great experience with Georgia Editing Service. I was in a jam with getting my business proposal together and one of the editors, Mrs. Glover, truly helped me. I definitely recommend.

Writing Guru for You
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Katelyn K.
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Working with Lauren, who is truly "The Writing Guru", was what I needed to take my business to the next level. I was a bit overwhelmed knowing how to craft my brand message, voice and core content in starting my business. Lauren asked the right questions to understand what I liked and why I liked it to help my business come to life. And she didn't stop advising or editing content until I was satisfied with our final outcome. I would definitely recommend Lauren and her services to anyone who is interested in taking their business to the next level. Lauren brings valuable life experience and a strong academic background to her work. Writing Guru for You was very affordable and the perfect help I needed to get me to where I am today.

Ashley Stone
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
James R.
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Ashley was great! She worked with me and gave me suggestions on how to improve my work. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for basic editing and will definitely be using her again.

Lisa's Writing Services
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anu N.
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Lisa's efficient, systematic and proficient approach to resume writing has helped me finalize a professional , streamlined and polished document. Her expertise and open to discussion approach is very helpful.

Greg H
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Tom N.
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I hired Greg to write a business plan for my newly formed trucking company. I knew the industry but I couldn't get the funding I needed because my business plan was lacking a certain "expert" viewpoint. After hiring Greg we had a quick phone call, which he scheduled on my time, to exchange information on the business and what I was trying to do. 2 days later I received a "rough draft" and the next day I received a finished business plan with my suggested edits made. Using the plan I was able to get my small business loan and secure funding I needed. I also found the plan useful as a financial blueprint with measurable goals. I will definitely use Greg again in the future whenever a need arises.


Need an article written or your own piece edited? I can produce for you professional level documents on a variety of topics, from rough copy ideas to polished final print.


I have an Bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in writing. My passion in life is everything to do with English; reading, writing, proofreading, editing, etc. I can write anything from technical pieces (manuals, pamphlets, etc) to fiction to persuasive pieces. Further skills include proficiency in blogging, Facebook, and various word processors. I have writing samples available, and these are pieces that I have also edited myself. I also have a resume available.


I am an editor with around 15 years of experience. My career has been in the news industry, where I have developed an attention to style, grammar and punctuation and an ability to collaborate with writers in cultivating their voice. My background is in using The Associate Press style, and I am pursuing an editing certificate in the Chicago Manual of Style. In addition, I have written feature stories. I enjoy working with writers and take pride in polishing their work.


I don't claim to be better than others. But I can safely say that I get the job done in as short a time as possible with thoroughness and perfection.


Based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, I spent several years as a newspaper reporter. Writing and editing is my passion and I love to help others find just the words they're looking for to put their thoughts down on paper.

  • 4 years in business

Some editors tend to suck the life out of the piece they're editing, making it stiff and dry. I am meticulous, but I know how to preserve the writer's voice--I know how it feels to be the writer! I have a great sense of phrasing and can make any piece flow better.


My writing helps businesses clearly and powerfully convey the benefits that they bring to their customers. My writing is always lively and fun, so it's ideal for the Internet. And, I'm an eagle-eyed editor who can spot a dangling participle at 27 paces. My background includes everything from print ads to blogs to video scripts to books on local history and tourism. I'm also a dedicated runner and bicyclist.

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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.
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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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