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Bespoke Editorial
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Curtiss C.
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After talking to Bespoke Editorial I decided that my book was not ready for copy editing. Sabrina suggested that I take my book to a develop editor,or try to get feed back from writing community groups. I went to a writing meet up, and I was not satisfied. All the feedback I got was that the book is too dense. Sabrina explained what this meant and then pitched the idea of a manuscriptevaluator being the strategic decision to do to see if the book was ready for copy editing. From there she recemmended three developmental editors who do manuscript evaluating. She even gave me the rate they would charge.

Write Well Coaching
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie M.
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Amenah has been an indispensable component of some of my best work throughout my bachelor and masters degrees. Even if the subject matter is obscure, she is able to quickly understand the point I was trying to get across and help me find the most strategic, well-organized pathway to get my point across to the reader. Importantly, she takes into consideration the audience you are writing for (whether academic, journalistic, grant agencies, etc.), helping you tailor the form and delivery of your writing. Amenah is not only a skilled grammatical editor. She is able to work with my style of writing, not against it, making me a better writer with each project she assists on. Her personable nature and common sense way of talking me through even the most complex subject matter helps me organize my thoughts and arguments, making any writing task seem far less daunting. I would HIGHLY recommend working with Amenah.

Write4You
4.4
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla L.
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I recommend Tom as being an excellent resume writer. I was hesitant, at first, to use Thumbtack. I now have a brand new resume and cover letter I like.

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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

SharonM7
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Andy D.
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Sharon- was exactly what I needed. She met my need of finding a talented writer with creativity. Her work was excellent and she was very responsive and professional.

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 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.

C. Levine & Associates
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Denise R.
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UNBELIEVABLE! This is the only way to describe the professionalism, passion, detail orientation, skill and pride that Dr. Casandra Levine shows in everything she does. As a small business owner it is difficult to find dedicated professionals who would invest the quality of time, focus and attention to detail to your work the way you would, despite the cost. As a doctoral student, she has worked with reviewing and Editing papers for both me and my cohort, helping our papers shine with the polished look of an accomplished academic scholar. She has not only edited for content, but has been instrumental in keeping my work in line with the latest editions of APA style which is required by my professors. If you are like me, while in the process of studying and working, there is little time to totally commit to the details of style manuals and sometimes inadvertently miss a few grammatical nuances. Having Dr. Levine as my go to editor and second pair of eyes, have given me the peace of mind necessary to focus on the content of my research, my papers and official correspondences. Her technical writing skills, multilevel ability to move between academic, federal, and business writing and editing is hard to beat. My humble thanks Dr. Levine, and I look forward to having you continue to allow me to shine. Regards, Denise Rosier

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Asha T.
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Stacia did a superb job for me, crafting a letter regarding a very delicate situation. I'm a writer - a professional writer, but I knew that my emotions would negatively impact any attempt to communicate to the said party. I hired IHTMFYW. In 24 hours, I had a well-crafted, honest and insightfully-written letter that captured the key elements I wanted to highlight while maintaining a compassionate undertone. I highly recommend this service to anyone who is seeking "just the right words" for situations that need it most.

Your Pro Writer
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evan B.
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Dr. Neal is an amazing writer and world-class editor! I wouldn't have been able to finish my personal statement for residency without his help! He is very professional, responsive and easy to work with. I am extremely pleased with the results and look forward to working again together in the future. Highly recommend him to everyone!!

Imagine Communications
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Rolando P.
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I worked with Laura on a digital services project for a federal agency. Laura provided leadership and direction to the project based on content development and outreach best practices. She is a senior-level writer and editor and has proven proposal development and writing skills. She is client focused and provides innovative solutions and strategies for companies and organizations of any size.

Leslie Lass
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anoja R.
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Leslie worked with my son who is autistic and a poet and a writer. Leslie was his tutor several years ago. They worked on all of that. As well he was doing presentations on autism and related issues. Leslie and Chandima worked on those too. She was an outstanding teacher

Research writer
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Daniel M.
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Yared was a great communicator and just went over and beyond what we asked of him. He genuinely enjoys his work and is more than happy to take his time and make sure things are done right. His attention to detail is very relieving for people who are too busy or careless. He is also a great explainer and teacher in many ways.

About

I am a freelance writer who lends out my services for articles, novels, and many more writing jobs. I do it because there are some people that can't write or have poor grammar skills, but that's no reason to not advertise your business or stop you from sharing your ideas. That's why I am here to do the work for you, and we both get rewarded in the end.

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I can help you grow your business by providing quality, relevant content that will build your customers confidence and trust. I create web content, newsletter content, blog posts and more that will help potential customers find you and stick with you.

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I provide book editing, proposal writing and funding strategies for small businesses and private non-profit corporations. Also able to provide peer review, editing and second-set-of-eyes strategies for completed proposals.

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Writers in Baltimore Schools provides Baltimore middle school students with a vibrant environment for literary development through in-school, after-school, and summer creative writing workshops taught by Baltimore college students and writers.

About

Well, there are several reasons: 1) Technically, I know various writing styles real well (AP, GPO, Chicago, APA). 2) Through my years of journalism and other writing experience, I've developed a knack for clear, accurate, succinct expression and finding just the right words for a certain thought. 3) I was trained in Biochemistry in college. This developed my strong analytical ability, which helps me produce clear, logical, and error-free copy. 4) I write poetry, so I bring an aesthetic sensibility to the written word, helping me produce writing that's tasteful, sensitive, and moving. 5) I have a broad general knowledge, in everything from world history to science, art to gastronomy, which strengthens my fact-checking and editing in many ways.

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I am a writer based out of the nation's capital. I have six years of professional writing, blogging, and editing experience, and my articles have appeared in major outlets like Forbes, The Blaze, Red State, and a plethora of other outlets both online and in print. I capture my clients' ideas and energy and translate them into beautiful copy for any outlet.

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A long time editor of historic footage and creative writer. It's a fun short of thing, and anything is welcomed.

  • 5 years in business
About

I am a creative writer in a day and age where many people have lost the ability to write concisely, with innovation and technicality, with proper grammar that doesn't seem like a abbreviation-filled text message, or a tweet where the character count is more important than the message. I pride myself on being able to express a idea, relay a message with creativity, originality and erudition. I love writing stories, but don't at all mind the monotonous stability and consistency of technical writing; a combination which in itself is unusual, but fortuitous when it comes to almost any job.

About

We are a project management, technical writing and training development firm. We write program documents, manuals, guides, policies, processes, website content, proposals and develop marketing material and documents. We provide training design and development products including instructor-based training, eLearning, and training videos. We are trained instructional design professional, proposal experts, and PMP-certified experts with more than 15 years of experience.

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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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