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Kristine M Smith
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
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I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with Kristine on a number of projects, to which all of them proved to provide amazing results. These projects varied from copywriting, editing a book, copy editing, all way to creative writing for unique, specialty products and services. Kristine is simply and completely AWESOME!

Authentic Writing Provokes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donald B.
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For two years Deb facilitated a weekly Writer’s Circle (now known as Tuesdays With Deborah - please Google it). Thanks to her gentle and encouraging persistence I went from non-blogger to blogger. We got to know each other and I shared my second book with her (Résumés That Resume Careers) and we decided to co-author a much-expanded second edition (Burn Your Résumé! You Need a Professional Profile. http://amzn.to/GDwKYo). What Deb brought to the second edition is significant: a. the subtitle and expanded focus of this edition (Winning the Inner and Outer Game of Finding Work or New Business), b. the elements of how to play an effective Inner Game, c. an additional focus on Solopreneurs, d. editing and layout of the book’s interior using EndDesign, e. sourcing and managing graphic artist for cover design, f. coordination with the printer, and g. website maintenance and update, and h. marketing and related workshops, which we are doing together. Thanks to Deb a number of authors now have books in print, and in the near future she and I will add a Kindle version of Burn Your Resume! to our offerings, and others will follow. She has my total, 100% endorsement.

Jeffery Suwak
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carlin H.
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Jeffrey did a great job editing my project. His work was thorough and completed promptly. He communicated progress and was available for questions and clarification during the project. I appreciated his help and would not hesitate to ask for his assistance again.

Salmon Bay
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chaowen T.
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Duane proofread and copy edited an article on Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro for my journal submission. He was very nice, quick and responsive. Duane helped me with spelling and grammatical errors, provided feedback on rewording sentences, and commented on redundancy. I used Duane for this particular work as I am submitting the article to a Humanities conference (instead of Music) and wanted to see if my arguments would make sense to people outside of the musical field. The only thing I would say about the editing was that Duane didn't address issues with academic formatting and citation rules. (I use the Chicago Style). Overall it was a good experience.

Barbara Molloy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jari G.
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I had the pleasure to have Barbara Molloy help me with my resume. She was extremely helpful with her assistance and very professional with her editing and explanations when helping me. She is very knowledgeable in grammar and many types of writing styles for books, school work, resumes and editing. I would be happy to recommend Barbara Molloy, she has a great sense of humor also! Very Fun Lady! I appreciate her knowledge and help!

a Fresh Copy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
R. T.
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Kelsi is professional, responsive and great to work with.

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Editoo Writing Services will polish and perfect your academic dissertation or thesis! Professional librarian with over 10 years of editing, proofreading, and formatting experience. Don't let grammatical errors and poor formatting distract readers from the content of your most important work ever!

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Are you working on your thesis or a novel and need an extra set of eyes to proofread or copy edit? I'll edit your academic papers, Websites, company publications and brochures, newsletters and creative manuscripts.

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Think of me as the blue-collar worker of the white-collar world. Just like you, I show up to work every day ready to work hard and to get things done. With over 19 years of copywriting and creative direction experience in everything from traditional advertising, direct marketing, and B2B, to online and guerrilla marketing, you can be confident that whatever the task, it’ll get done right the first time. Helping businesses tell their story in a compelling and persuasive way. I help companies define their brand voice, determine their Value Prop and reach their audiences with messages that are relevant and meaningful.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Marketing strategy Product/Services messaging Copywriting for web, brochures, articles, white papers, direct mail Resume creation and editing Newsletters

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I am extremely detail-oriented and I have no tolerance for cliches and poor writing. You let me know the level of involvement that you want through my editing, and I will deliver. I love collaborating and creating a wonderful finished project. It is so satisfying when I am allowed to be part of the development process and my opinions are considered. I also respect that author's wishes and ultimate vision for their project.

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I am a University of Washington graduate with experience in both technical, creative, and business-related writing, and I want to help you improve your communications with clients or customers in any way possible. I have extensive experience in grant writing, blogging, press release writing, editing and proofreading in multiple contexts.

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Looking for someone to edit or market your book? Feel free to peruse my website to get a clearer understanding of what I do and who I am.

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Make your work stand out from the crowd! Proofreading, editing for content, etc. I can assist with spelling, grammar, usage, content placement, and any other document assistance needed.

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I am a meticulous editor and writer who works hard to get the task accomplished. Furthermore, I have a huge vocabulary to use. I like to be able to write for a living.

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For more than a decade his home office has produced editing and writing in the areas of medicine, science, engineering, history, literature, and technology. His associates are skilled in grant writing, business at the MBA level, public health, education, dentistry, psychology, parenting, and Brazilian Portuguese/English translation.

  • 8 years in business
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I'm not only competent, thorough, and meticulous, but I'm also easy to work with! I'm flexible and adaptive to my clients' needs. And it's not hard to get a hold of me--I respond quickly to inquiries. I'm constantly learning more to improve my skills. I'm passionate about making your writing better by making it easier for the reader to navigate your thoughts. This can include creating hierarchies to put the most critical information up front, adding bullets, repeating key ideas, or making formatting clean. Or simply cleaning up typos and errors. I like the flexibility of my job and the opportunity to work on new and different projects.

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We provide multiple services including tutoring, writing, editing, proofreading, housecleaning, and lawn maintenance.

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My work always contains a high degree of clarity. My work usually entails synthesizing large amounts of highly technical or complicated information and producing a product that's easily understandable for the casual or business reader. I have been practicing my art for just over 5 years now. Writing and editing is one of my favorite things, but the research is such a nice break that it's hard to choose between the three. Analysis, of course, can be time consuming, but it has it rewards in a quality final deliverable. In reality, I like it all.

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I will give clarity to your ideas and presentations. I can help edit and/or rewrite your papers, reports, essays, articles and theses. For first-time clients I offer an introductory rate of $15.00 an hour.

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Providing quality writing and editing services on a wide range of topics for diverse audiences, including professionals in science and law.

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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