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Marti Dryk, Ph.D.
from 142 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 304 hires on Thumbtack
James O.
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Hello, I hired Marti to help me with a 3,000 word thesis that I had previously not been successful writing on my own. In the many weeks Marti and I spent communicating on the phone or via email her instructions and patience were both professional and coherent. Many times I became frustrated with my own progress on the paper only to be talked off the ledge by Marti. The bottom line is that Marti delivered exactly what she promised which was the successful completion of my project/paper. I've told Marti on several occasions that if I ever came across any students needing mentoring or professional writing help I would recommend her immediately. Thanks so much Marti for a memorable experience and I'll never forget or will I ever be able to repay you for all your help and guidance! Sincerely, Tim

Dr. April Michaud Editing
from 61 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan C.
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April provided exceptional federal and private sector resume writing services. She was communicative, easy to work with, and reasonably priced. Would recommend her for this service without reservation.

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Petrena Wilbur Enterprises
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael R.
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Petrena and I just started working together in 2016. So far so good. Her organization and approach will be a key asset to this adventure of writing a book. Her experience with previous publishing was a key facet in my decision. I am looking forward to the ride.

  • 35 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gerard G.
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Frank assisted me with an application essay I was writing for professional schooling. He lent great insight on not only mechanics but different ideas to make the essay better. Overall, it was a great learning experience.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Francois P.
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Nick Courtright worked with me on several poems. He helped me in a way that so far no other editor / writing coach / fellow writer has been able to do, and I am quite grateful for his intervention. He basically helped me cut through the bull shit, and get straight to the meat of my writing. He saw what I could not because I was so personally involved with my work. Nick came to every single one of our meetings knowing the poems better than I did, and worked with me on every single line, every single word. I tend to write long poems, and one of the poem we worked on was over thirty pages long when we started working on it. It is now a good ten pages shorter, and a much better poem. Great big thank you to Nick Courtright. He is an excellent writing coach, editor, and poet. I hope to work with him again in the future.

PMGD Graphic Design
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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After dealer with another freelancer for nearly 2 months that couldn't follow simple instructions, Patty had it taken care of in 5 days and is absolutely perfect. 20 plus years does make a difference and I'll be using Patty for all future projects.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James K.
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Great service, talented, would use again!


I have 15 years of promotional writing experience with expert capabilities in web content, articles and other marketing materials. I have also been promoting individuals for the last 2 years by creating engaging, high-quality resumes and portfolio items.


I provide a wide range of creative content services, including writing for web, case studies, white papers, ebooks, blogs, videos, newsletters, and more. If you need me to handle the design, production, or execution of your project, I can also manage a team of outside designers or video professionals to take the project completely off your hands. I have a strong background in writing and management for marketing and PR. I'm self-sufficient and quick to learn new products and services. I'm here to make your life easier. Let me know how I can help!


I can write, proofread, edit, or assist in any literary endeavor. Have you recently written a novel and need a fresh set of eyes? I'm the person you need!


We offer custom academic writing services to college and university students. We write original assignment papers within the deadline. Our services include: - Essay writing - Research paper writing - Term paper writing - Case study writing - Capstone writing - Thesis - Dissertation Visit our website to learn more.


I do resume writing and media production, as well as marketing and technical communication. I do voice-overs on occasion. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need more information.

  • 14 years in business

academic work


Having trouble getting your thoughts onto the page? Stuck on a confusing prompt for a paper? Need some help brainstorming? Is that upcoming research paper have you nervous? Extra Step Tutor can help. I can't write it for you, but I can help you write it.


Sound Dessert is an artist development company and music blog. I consult on branding, marketing and events. Services include: writing press releases, one sheets, newsletters, bio's, developing social media and marketing campaigns, blog writing, event organizing and more.


I freelance write and edit, and also some transcribing. I will edit manuscripts, novels, children's books and any literary piece including blogs or online posts. I also write my own original articles and books.

  • 26 years in business

I strive to do a job as if doing it for myself. I have a reputation for doing quality work.


I offer the following writing services: - Blog posts - Ghostwriting - Newsletters - Editing - Book proposals - Ebook writing Other services include the following: - Press kits - Marketing


Do you need a weekly blog written for your business? Or did you get inspired and want a song written for your creative project or a dear friend? Do you have a book that you need ghost-written or edited? How about getting some emails copy-written to sell your latest class or product online? And wouldn't it be nice if someone took care of the social media for your business and wrote catchy, captivating posts for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? If you need help with your business or a project and it involves writing in any capacity, give me a holler! I've done it all and seen even more.


I can help you edit any paper that you have written or write something for you. I have a love for the English language and writing and editing.

  • 28 years in business

In a phrase, industry knowledge. I can plow through extremely complex subjects ... cut to the essentials ... then generate communications that are razor sharp, to the point, and precisely targeted. I ask a lot of dumb questions, learn fast, and never assume that my audience knows anything more than they should.

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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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