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Tom Rawls
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  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary P.
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Tom Rawls is an asset to have on a team - he delivers measurable value . He brings wisdom, experience and an innate ability to reach and relate to a variety of publics and audiences! He has impeccable skills in editing and writing. He is rigorous, imaginative, and has a very clean style. For years I have collaborated with Tom and he has always played a key role in our team's ability to succeed.

Kim Ward
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  • 4 years in business
Lars N.
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Kim Ward helped me edit a four-act musical drama. She was outstanding in helping with initial big-picture questions before she saw any drafts, and then she was extremely helpful in reviewing the arc of characters, internal consistency, plot developments, and even the most subtle problems of speech. She helped with both spoken text and song lyrics. Her work was prompt, professional, and patient at all times...she was fantastic, and I will use her in future for sure!! Lars Nielsen

  • 7 years in business

Writing occurs in several stages, and we can handle them all. Research, abstracts, reports, resumes, letters, articles, opinion pieces, web text, even recipes, poems, and biographies. We also love to edit and revise your work as needed. No assignment is too large or too small.


GMP Pharmaceutical Technical Writer with 15 plus years of experience writing and editing SOPs, Protocols, Reports, Supplier Quality Agreements, Site Master Files etc. I am also skilled at writing instruction manuals and instrument qualification documents.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Attention to detail is of great importance to the success of any job. My work experience has trained me to give that necessary attention to the details. Helping people identify the small details that we can all miss when we become too close to our own work allows me great satisfaction because it means that I have helped someone else be the best that he or she can be. I enjoy learning new things because even in fields in which I specialize there is always something new to learn. I enjoy doing my best every time I take a job. Working freelance also allows me to meet so many different people, and more often than not I meet interesting people doing really neat and important work.


I offer top-notch editing, copy editing, proofreading, and writing services and specialize in editing technical documents with a focus in the environmental, sustainability, climate change, green building, and energy fields.


We are a small, easily accessible company and offer individualized service. We work to preserve each writer's individual voice, as well as dotting i's and crossing t's. We work well within deadlines and offer a full money-back guarantee. I enjoy reading about new topics as well as familiar ones. I also enjoy meeting people from around the world as I help them develop books, papers, dissertations, and so forth.


I offer writing, editing, SEO and digital marketing services. Please see my website for a full description and to view my writing and marketing experience.


I offer help with editing any writing material including help with resume writing. Life coaching and motivational speaking is also offered through both personal and professional backgrounds. An example would be a business calls me in to work with a staff on areas that appear to be problematic, and we create solutions together.


Please see my LinkedIn profile for more information. My name is Lindsay Reese, and I am a bench-trained neuroscientist with a passion for writing and editing. I obtained a B.S. in Biopsychology & Cognitive Science with high honors from the University of Michigan and completed my doctoral work in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical Branch. I also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University. During my time in the lab, I discovered that of all the hats that scientists wear, I enjoyed writing and editing most. I pursued this by copyediting manuscripts for peers and colleagues and later contracted my services to large editing companies. A few thousand manuscripts later, I am offering freelance services to customers who want a significant discount and are willing to send their valuable research to a (very) small outfit. I am certified by the Board of Editors in Life Sciences, which was founded in 1991 to evaluate the proficiency of manuscript editors in the sciences. Most of my research has involved neurodegenerative conditions, specifically Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and vascular dementia. My primary areas of expertise include cell biology, neuroscience, and pathology. I am also knowledgeable in pharmacology, neurology, and clinical research. However, I am well read and familiar with the terminology in many related fields (e.g., molecular biology, physiology, case reports, clinical studies, endocrinology, and toxicology). I have extensive experience working with English as a second language (ESL) authors. All services are strictly confidential. My rates are reasonable, and I am extremely punctual with deadlines. I will edit your abstract free of charge, and you can decide if you would be interested in using my services. I offer three different tiers depending on the level of editing you would like for your manuscript. Journal-specific formatting and reference checks are available for additional charges. I am also happy to edit dissertations and grant proposals. Most manuscripts can be completed within 7 days.


The general public finds my friendly and succinct writing style appealing, informative, illuminating, and occasionally humorous. The most positive aspects of my job are the people I meet when I interview them for a story I'm working on, and the positive feedback they give me when the story is published.


I have over 20 years experience in writing and fundraising. My clients have included multi-disciplinary engineering companies, museums, health care and performing arts in Massachusetts and New York City.


Full service editing and publication consultation and services. Structural and developmental editing of non-fiction books, consultation and line-editing for fiction and non-fiction books and publishing projects, self-publishing and small press publishing services (pagination, cover layout, production coordination). I've been in the business of writing, editing, and publishing since before the age of the computer, but have been entirely engaged in computerized publishing since "deskstop publishing" was the term that people used. I provide full service editing and publishing services, with a network of artists and designers who supplement my editing and consultation service.

  • 2 years in business

From errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar, to reworking of thoughts and formatting for fluid and easy to understand reading, I look forward to helping you.

  • 17 years in business

write food column, give lessons in healthy cooking / healthy meal planning, write articls, books, proofread, copy edit

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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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