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Proof Positive Papers
from 28 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie C.
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Cindy at Proof Positive did a great of completing a copy editing request for a novel that I just completed. The job was done in a timely manner and she offered a good price for her services. I would use Proof Positive Papers again.

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Veale Consulting
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Rani G.
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I cannot thank Dr. Veale enough for her incredible work editing my dissertation. She really went the extra mile in every way by not just fixing things but explaining how to do some things should I come across something similar. My dissertation reads and flows so much better. You will not regret your decision hiring Dr. Veale.

Judy Wilson
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mike S.
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We hired Judy to create the copy for an e-book we needed for a specific technology in which we provide services. She did a very good job of working with our team and providing a solid final piece.

Sydney Wordsmith
from 3 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby T.
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she's vocal and i like that, she has an overall view of how i want my novels to be edited and she double check and i like that too, i think that she and i will work well together.

Mia's Writing and Editing
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel P.
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I needed a 5 person conversation transcribed and Mia did an excellent job with this. It was superbly transcribed and done in a very fast manner. Would definitely use her again!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I'm an experienced editor and writer, and I've had articles published in professional journals. I'm available for editing and/or writing projects. Ruth


I have been a professional journalist since 1989, specializing in writing about artists and their work. I started Memorable Memoirs, an effort to ghostwrite the memoirs of artists and other creative types so that their legacies are preserved for the inspiration and edification of all. I have also written extensively about health care, higher education and the furniture industry. In recent years, I've begun branching out to offer other editor/writer services. These include: *copy editing novels, short stories, academic papers (humanities), and college essays as well as books about artists and their work; *ghostwriting blogs or web copy for arts groups and/or businesses that serve artists (e.g., piano dealers); *writing/editing all manner of public relations materials, including bios, descriptions, press releases and web copy; *advising artists and other creative types how to promote themselves; *writing/editing all manner of fundraising communications materials, including grants, case statements and stewardship reports; *writing/editing internal communications, particularly for the health care industry; *translating German- and Spanish-language documents into English; *translating English-language documents into Spanish; *teaching German, Spanish or writing.


With over 10 years of editing, proofreading and freelance writing experience, KLW Editing and Proofreading offers affordability and fast turn-around time!


Writer: Original Manuscripts Proofreader: Essays, Articles, Theses, Dissertations Copyeditor: Articles for Publication Editor: Texts and Photos


I customize items to fit the customers' needs.


I am a terrific proofreader and editor. I can turn your work into a professional, polished piece of writing. Let me help you with your editing and proofreading needs. I also provide services as a professional organizer.


I have been writing for most of my life. My firsthand experiences have given me a very broad range of subjects including health and beauty, medical services, resumes, Curriculum Vitae and personal opinion. Media experience includes television storyboards, television and radio commercial copy, print advertising, copy suitable for public media, fiction and non fiction articles, short stories and training materials.


All things written---from business writing (sales sheets, case studies, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, newsletters) to manuscript/book editing, audio and DVD script writing, web content, e-newsletters, blogs, press releases, media events, grant writing. Award winning editor, writer with 25 years of experience and portfolio to prove it. Your satisfaction guaranteed to final draft!! B.S. Journalism; Masters Degree Public Affairs.


I offer professional editing, writing, research and transcription skills. I also type 40 words per minute.


I am an avid reader of all things written and have experience drafting, proofreading and editing legal documents. I have over 15 years experience in the legal field and have experience in documenting reasons for edits as well as researching and documenting items in both the legal and private sector. I take great pleasure from seeing a job done well. I know how important it is that your thoughts be presented tot he world in a concise, complete and correct manner in order to leave the best impression possible.


If you're a good writer, I can improve your writing. If you're a great writer, I can do the same. Everything I edit gets a little bit tighter and, usually, a lot better.


I offer English tutoring for those at all levels. As well as, writing, editing, and transcription services.


Are you looking for a talented freelancer that works fast and isn't afraid to do his research? Contact me for articles written in any style on any subject. Need your own writing edited or revised for content? I had years of experience teaching writing and would love to help you help yourself. Contact me for all your writing and editing needs.


During the day I work as a Quality Assurance Analyst for a major internet company. I'd like to extend my editing and professional writing services to you. I can assist with resume writing, proofreading/editing of academic papers, business proposals, etc.


Write and edit compelling copy for a variety of applications. Creative copywriter with the Daly Group on behalf of home furnishings manufacturers. Ghostwriter for Joe Carroll's, The Perfect Home books, including Michael Amini's Grand Tour book. Web Content writer. Contributing writer for Lifestyle copywriter, short fiction writer, human interest feature writer.


We offer the following services: * Resume writing * Business plans * Recognition awards * Marketing/Research Papers * Document editing We do anything that needs to be written and/or edited professionally.

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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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