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Envision You
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Teena F.
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I chose Erica after reading her profile. She is a Human Resources professional and I thought she could edit my resume to make it more appealing to hiring managers from an HR prospective. Erica did an amazing job at editing my resume. She reviewed my resume and ask specific questions in order to enhance my job skills. I appreciate the time Erica took to call me to discuss the jobs I was interested in applying for and draft a resume that appealed to those job posting.

MJs Resumes
from 12 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Janice K.
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Mary Jo is the best! I have been using Mary Jo for years now. I also referred my daughter once she graduated from College. Mary Jo is exceptional at writing and formatting your resume to impress any employer. I even received compliments about my resume from my new employer. Mary Jo always goes above and beyond my expectations!

Olivia Edits
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Enrico N.
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Olivia is outstanding. She worked on my book project editing each page as well the introduction, the preface and the conclusion. Olivia is professional, reliable and passionate about her editorial work. Last but not the least she is affordable. She was of great help to me. She was exactly what I wanted from an editor. I am very satisfied with her work. I highly recommend Olivia for any editorial work.

Art With A Story
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jack W.
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Excellent editing

Pgh Academics
from 7 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Emily A.
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Victoria was very knowledgeable and helped me with editing a grad school paper every step of the way. The turn around time was even shorter than expected and my team is incredibly happy with the editing work she did. Definitely recommend!

PUNCH Creative, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Karen C.
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Above and beyond expectations! I used Danny Evans of Punch Creative to write ad copy for a sell sheet on very short notice. He asked all the right questions in our initial project discussion and is clearly an experienced strategic thinker and marketer. His copy was powerful and well-written, with a headline that jumped off the page. There is no doubt the man has creative talent and is a solid writer, but what makes him so much more valuable as a copywriter is that he also went the extra mile to understand the client, delivered more than promised and met a tight deadline. I can’t wait to work with him again.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne H.
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Dorothy is an outstanding partner, she has edited many works for me. The final result is always professional and a significant improvement on overal readability, and quality.

staci b
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Lisa B.
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I love working with Staci. She has helped me with everything from editing a whole book to writing monthly blogs. She's easy to work with, fast and professional. And of course, everyone's favorite part, a great value. If you're looking for help with editing, blogs, copy writing, give Staci a try. You'll Love Her Too.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Professional, pleasant and very competent.


Experience in the social sciences, worked with non-native English speakers, fairly priced service, hard worker making sure the job is done right.


Because I graduated with an English and Communications Degree from Elizabethtown College, I have experience doing a large array of activities - from marketing to editing, from tutoring to business writing and reports, and everything in between - I am here to help YOU! During my collegiate years, I interned at a news publication, so I've experience with APA Style and Feature Stories. My first job out of college was managing social media websites and creating news stories. Currently, my full-time position entails writing legal reports all day, so I'm keeping my skills fresh.


I have over 20 years experience of news and magazine writing. As a former English teacher have excellent grammar and spelling. Wrote freelance articles for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mercy Hospital, Mt. Lebanon News. Wrote full time for Pensacola News Journal, Observer-Reporter and Gateway Press. I will return project promptly and meet with you if needed.


Michael McGreal is a disabled, semi-retired trial attorney pursuing substantive drafting, editing and proofreading projects on a contract basis.


Despite being a young professional, I offer high-quality editing services that help clients perfect their project--and improve their writing skills. With lots of professional experience, including tutoring over 500 clients at my university's writing center, managing and editing the writing center's newsletter publication(s), acting as a Senior Editor on the board of an undergraduate journal, writing and editing an e-newsletter for a small community art store, and being published in multiple journals at my university, I am an excellent choice for thorough, comprehensive editing. I am also well-versed in areas of design, so if looks matter, I can help you improve the appearance of your document as well! My experience as a writing tutor makes me qualified to read and edit a variety of genres, as well as help with all parts of the writing process (from brainstorming, to large-scale revisions, to final copy-edits). I have built a reputation with my peers and other professionals as a detail-oriented, well-organized, responsible editor. Particularly if you're looking for someone to improve your writing--not just correct mistakes--I'm the editor for you!


I am an award-winning communications professional with more than a decade of experience perfecting the written word. I offer various levels of editing, ranging from a topline proof to catch grammar- and style-related errors to a more in-depth review to address content-related topics. I can help with your resume, cover letter, media pitch, copy for marketing materials or your website, speeches and more.


I am a professional writer, editor and graphic designer with 20+ years of experience and a Master's Degree in my craft. I specialize in creating a professional and profitable image through written word and clean design. This includes: speech and presentation writing/coaching; ad design and media buying; business letters and brochures; small business grants and executive summaries; program production for corporate and non-profit events; promotional materials (logos, signage, websites); and proofreading and editing work of all kinds. I am honest and hardworking professional with an impeccable reputation who takes pride in my ability to help clients fulfill their dreams for themselves and their business.


My goal to you is to provide objective, critical feedback, and apply my strong editing and proofreading skills to polish your creative work with the intention of getting it published. I have a workshop-style approach where I determine what works, what doesn't, and how you can improve the structure and content of your work. In the revision stage, I'll provide feedback and make editorial suggestions regarding grammar, syntax, and style. In the final stages of the editing process, we'll make sure your piece is well-written, full of compelling and strong sentences, and is devoid of any grammatical or typographical errors. I prefer to work with smaller manuscripts (less than 100 pages) but may consider lengthier pieces. My pricing is reasonable yet negotiable, and I can work with any budget.


Elayne Masters works with textbook and trade publishers, corporations, nonprofits, and individuals. Services: • original writing that is clear, concise, and accessible • a full range of editing services • manuscript development and coaching • research • interviewing Writing and editing projects: • Business and professional documents • Educational materials for Grades K-12, GED, and ABE: Student Edition lessons, Teachers’ Editions, ancillaries, and tests (including assessment items and correlations) • Fiction, including novels, short stories, children’s literature, and poetry • Nonfiction, including newspaper and magazine articles, essays, biographies, and memoirs Whether you’re writing for business, personal growth, or a passion for the written word, I will apply correct grammatical structure and stylistic consistency. If your report or article is dry or unfocused, your novel’s plot doesn’t transition smoothly, or your protagonist lacks personality, I can suggest changes or make revisions. If you’re not sure how to get the words from your head to the page, I can coach you through the writing process, or we can discuss your ideas and I can do the writing.


I write. I edit. I design. Check my website, which is my portfolio. My work has been judged professionally as among the best.


I can write the shine off an apple. But, too be more specific, my experience centers on travel exposition journalism and newspaper editing. Layout of photos and captions have been a constant in my professional pursuits.


I have edited three surgical textbooks and illustrated one that are in use at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and other universities.

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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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