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Heartshine Shoppe
from 16 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jim T.
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Julie and assistant arrived on time .. Dug right into a dismally dirty 2 story home devastated by 5 careless college guys .. Fridge was an appalling nearly black corroded mess, but glistening white when they finished .Bathrooms went from grimy to sparking after their work. Filthy floors were clean and aglow again when they wrapped up. For them it was 10 hours of intense labor which transformed house from dismal to clean and welcoming .. Heartily recommend Julie and Heartshine !!. Jim & Michie Turk

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Calvin W.
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Diane is an expert in business communications internally and externally. She recently assisted with writing content on a website for a client and she was great at articulating their business and utilizing strategic keywords to improve their SEO.

Writing It Real
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    Conrad B.
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    I have been an on-line student of Sheila's for well over a year now. Most of my writing has been poetry, but I have participated in a journalling class and sought one-on-one assistance with an essay as well. Sheila has a very sensible way of helping writers build on their own strengths. She points out areas in your work that speak to the reader and which need improvement but then encourages you to find the solution. In subsequent revisions, she takes your work and demonstrates in a very positive fashion a pathway to the finished product. I have worked with writing coaches before, Sheila is the best by far.

    Expert Writing
    from 2 reviews
      Tess V.
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      Magnificent!! Phina was a joy to work with. She captured my personality and crafted engaging email for my pontenal clients. I will use her forever!

      ADs Translations
      from 2 reviews
      • 38 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Elizabeth O.
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      Anne is a pleasant person to work with. She has provided great work.


      I provide ebook formatting and distribution services as well as editing of both ebooks and physical books. I also provide other business support services such as writing, newsletter production and transcription.


      I offer 15 years of creative, professional web and business writing services. I am a versatile writer with a range of specialties.

      • 17 years in business

      For me, writing is such a creative and fun process, that I intend to help others achieve it, too. Empowering the student/writer with the skills needed for quality work is very satisfying.


      book publishing, proof reading, book reviews, chemistry tutoring, mathematics tutoring, novel writing instruction,


      I am a published writer offering high-quality, English language editing for personal or professional uses in a variety of subjects and styles.


      We offer the following: - Writing -- resume, web content, business and commercial advertisement copy and correspondence, entertainment and media press - Development of curricula and standards-based learning materials for online learners - Design and delivery of computer-based courseware for a wide variety of education, technical, and business applications


      Looking for content? You need a writer, I love to write. My interests are in food, entertainment, and green living. I add a unique philosophical perspective to my stories that gives them depth and keeps them thinking. If you're looking for simple stories, I'm not your girl. If you want rich, colorful content, better act quick. My book is filling up!


      Writing, Editing, Translation services. Native English speaker with excellent written and oral communication skills. Very flexible schedule with a willingness to help in any form of written communication. I'm here to help!

      • 4 years in business

      uniuge ability (some call empathy), to see a persons needs by reading their body language, which actually communicates 80% of what we are really feeling. My personal touch is a touch you will insist on every time once you've had it!


      I've made a living as a novelist, short story writer and anthologist for over a decade. During this period I have also worked as an editor and ghostwriter for a wide range of clients, involving both fiction and non-fiction - and before I went full-time as a writer I worked as an in-house editor for a major international publisher. I am currently published in 14 languages, several genres, and a number of formats; I am a story-teller and I can help polish your fiction or add a certain something to a non-fiction tale such as a memoir or an autobiography. Oh, and concerning that headline - I am somebody who has always been in love with words and language and I am an incorrigible punster...


      20+ years experience academic, scientific grant writing plus 10+ years Community and Native American grant writing. 70+% success with good background on community involved.


      With combined professional experience of over 40 years, and combined experience in human resources, journalism, education, business and academia, we can proofread and edit any document for you, within whichever time frame you prefer - 12, 24 or 48 hours! For job seekers, we also offer a special package where we look over your cover letter and/or resume with a fine-tooth comb, and suggest improvements for catching recruiters' eyes (our experience in human resources and recruitment helps us in knowing what gets you that interview!). We also offer press release writing services. We produce search engine optimization-friendly press releases of approximately 300 words, and all we need is for you to fill out a simple questionnaire and then be available via email to answer questions, and you will have a release in your hands within 1, 2 or 3 days! Our website will be up shortly, but for now you can contact us by email with any requests!


      I'm a Seattle-based freelance writer and storyteller. I develop content across a wide spectrum of subjects, including (but not limited to) customer experience, technology, publishing, medical/health, organ transplant, liver disease and veterans issues. Available for blogging, white papers, articles, personal pieces and other opportunities.


      I am an English major and Writing Studies minor from WWU and am looking to expand on my skills. I have written freelance for marketing companies, created WordPress sites, written product descriptions, and currently write for Bellingham OnTap. I can do anything from creative writing pieces, to professional document writing. I'm great at what I do! Let me give you a hand!


      First: I have over a million words in print. I have worked in this field from multiple angles: I am a widely published author who has won major literary prizes; I have taught creative writing at the university level, and mentored young writers; I have edited academic and non-academic work of all types and lengths.


      These are two separate organizations. I am a writer and academic editor, and I sometimes accept writing and editing jobs, functioning as a sole proprietorship called Beyond Words. As such, I usually work online, and I work with clients from all over the world.Beside that, I provide tutoring and editorial services in my home for local clients. Heart of Dharma is a non-profit organization I have created, which is dedicated to propagating Buddhist teachings in America. As the Founder of Heart of Dharma, I accept invitations to speak on the topics of Buddhism in America, Buddhism and American Social Values, Practical Applications of Buddhist Teachings, Buddhism and Mental Health, and a host of other related topics. I also provide classes, including "traveling dharma" classes, which means that I teach in a wide variety of venues.

      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.

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