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Bespoke Editorial
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
IK C.
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I had the distinct pleasure and fortune to connect with Sabrina and have her do the copy editing of my first book, ‘Chronicles: The Journey of a Legal American Immigrant’ and she simply blew me away. Her professionalism, response time and execution was second to none. She delivered the edits before the due date and her presentation was extraordinary. She made key edits that brought life to my story and made the words jump out of the pages. Sabrina was very assessable and even went as far as helping edit my bio at the back of my book which was not in the scope of our contract. This spoke volumes to me as it proved it was not just a job to her but her passion. You will not be disappointed if you solicit Sabrina’s editing services. She will be the first person I call on my next project for sure!

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EpiStat-E Consulting LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
McCay M.
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Dr. Popoola customer service is exceptional. He is very knowledgeable in academic writing and editing. The product of his work is collegiate worthy. I would consult him for any future academic journal writing within the public health research field.

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Jeff Berger Communications
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori O.
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Jeff was very helpful and professional in editing my book.

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JFH careers and tutoring
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Qi B.
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Jennifer has done great editing work on my resume and cover letter. Thanks

Write4You
4.4
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Darius Y.
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Mr. Mullen's attention to detail, and professionalism are unmatched. Tom is very personable, and takes a keen interest in clearly understanding the client's skill sets. My abilities, and accomplishments were clearly highlighted. Tom consistently went above and beyond, ensuring I was aware of job alerts, interview techniques, and upcoming job fairs. He, and his wife are a great resume writing team, and I am confident my cover letter/resume will open many doors.

Write Well Coaching
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Savas B.
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Amenah did excellent job. I needed to have someone edit my resume and write a cover letter to apply for a specific job. I sent my previous resume to her and she then got back to me with a few questions on it to write my resume and cover letter better. The outcome was great. I loved my new resume and cover letter. She is responsive and on time. Highly recommended.

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KOHLER Communications
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ray H.
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I had the opportunity of working with Kevin. I have found his reviews and remarks to be thought provoking. Often as we write, we do not place ourselves in the shoes of the readers. Kevin considers the tone and platform of the writer as well as the reader and makes his recommendations on how the writer can improve their work. I would call him the antibiotic of editing. He works his way through the literature and diagnose those issues and prescribe a remedy to correct the issues. I would highly recommend him. Thanks Dr. Raymond Holmes, GCDF

San Consults
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
PATRICK A.
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I have worked with Sandra over the past 5 years on a number of different print projects and her attention to detail and professionalism is unmatched. I would highly recommend her to any one looking for her services Patrick CEO Flatbush Copy Center

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tina N.
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Brenda is an accomplished business writer, proposal writer, and marketing copy. She is professional, timely, and have a keen eye in proofreading her work. I recommend hiring Brenda for your writing needs.

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anita S.
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Laurie has edited many of my documents over the past 20 + years. She is professional, talented, creative, and has an excellent eye for detail. She has provided substantive copyediting and proof-reading for many of my published articles and professional papers. She also developed and regularly updates my PowerPoint presentations and hand-outs, that I use at conferences throughout the US and Europe, often adding Excel charts, or suggesting diagrams and exhibits, to more clearly describe a concept. Her work has also included reorganizing and editing my professional resume and detailed application, which helped me receive a Fulbright Scholarship. She is responsive, and diligent to make sure it meets all the requirements. I highly recommend Laurie Cohen for editorial services.

Tutoring by Wendy
4.1
from 7 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine B.
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Wendy was amazing! She taught me how to read patterns and told me not to be afraid to improvise if needed to make it work. It was just what I needed. My pattern turned out great and I feel great about my edits to it. I would defiantly hire her again!

FatCat Studios, Inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leslie B.
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Valentia and company designed a first class site for me at a reasonable rate. I hated the "cookie cutter" sites that are so common on the web and wanted to stand out. Valencia created an awesome logo and site design for me, as well as made some great editing suggestions for my wording. The entire FatCat crew is very responsive, something you can only get from a smaller company. If you go with FatCat, you won't regret it.

NBH Editorial and Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
    La Wonda B.
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    Nancy Halsey has written grants for our organization for almost 10 years. She has exceptional writing and editing skills. After Nancy wrote a particular grant, the foundation called me to say it was the best well-written grant they had received. I have never received a phone call like that before. Nancy is professional and honest; she uses research and wisdom when writing grants and talking with employees. I highly recommend her for any writing opportunities that you may have. L. Bornstein, President & CEO

    Senior Editor-Writer
    5.0
    from 1 review
      About

      Writing and editing for all written work products. Experience in government, business, academia, reports, professional journal articles, magazine features, newspaper features. Experiece with all types of audiences: plain language for laymen, converting technical details, sophisticated subject matter experts. Rigrous education in technology and science as well as public affairs, politics, congressional and agency clients.

      Swamp Media Services
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      James H.
      Verified review

      Pete was exceptional, always delivered what I asked and went the extra mile to help me get what I wanted, what I needed, and what I didn't even know I needed. The cost was totally fair and worth every penny. If you need someone to create an MSWord template for you then Pete is definitely the guy!

      Action Verbs Resumes
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Tony E.
      Verified review

      Jane Dudgeon helped me revise and produce an effective and impressive resume. She started by carefully reviewing my current resume, and then she and I talked about ways to improve the wording and formatting. She made some great suggestions about how to change the duties and descriptions into substantial accomplishments. Jane went through it to ensure everything was correct including grammar, spelling and punctuation. She is a good listener, makes good suggestions and works quickly. Not only did Jane demonstrate great experience in reviewing an existing resume into a great resume, she also talked with me about how to market this new resume so that it leads to interviews. She gave some wonderful suggestions about how to revise my LinkedIn Profile so that it reflects my skills, experience and accomplishments. I would recommend Jane to anyone who needs a professional review and editing of an existing resume. And I think Jane can provide valuable ideas about job hunting and how to market a resume.

      About

      An experienced journalist and editor with more than a decade's service as a staff writer and online editor for The Washington Post newspaper and Web site, I also have several years' more experience writing and working in broad capacities for a variety of governmental and technological publications and several federal agencies, delivering editorial and policy content on a wide range of platforms and for divergent audiences. In the course of such duties I have also provided social media, video, photographic and broadcast services, and fulfilled federal security clearances and background checks. Whether the subject is technology or transportation, law or health, even baseball or beer, I have written about it and can likewise communicate your message to your target audience.

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      Skilled writer and editor, full of ideas and quite personable ...........................................................................................

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      I edit manuscripts, dissertations, thesis and make sure that the grammar is correct, the punctuation superb, and the writing flawless. I write and edit books, stories, poetry .

      About

      I have 33 years of experience writing and editing government reports, proposals and web content. As a former CIA analyst and operations officer, I have extensive international experience as well as working knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and French. Seeking free-lance Internet-based editing work as I am currently employed full-time as managing editor of a news website.

      • 4 years in business
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      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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.