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Kristine M Smith
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Eric P.
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Kristine is simply exceptional. There have been multiple times I've submitted work to her that I thought was pretty good and she some how makes changes that make it outstanding. A true professional

Olympic Resume
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Brett C.
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If you're looking for a writing partner John is fantastic. He was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating for my tight schedule. I would gladly work with him again in the future.

  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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I was looking for help writing my career profile and Michaelene's writing was concise and completely thorough. I was really impressed with Michaelene's attention to detail and eagerness to engage. Would definitely use her again.

RightWriter
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Christine L.
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I have worked with Lynn for over 20 years, and in that time she has consistently produced the most creative writing solutions to all my work challenges. She has never been at a loss for ideas and clever ways to address a topic. Writing is not my strong suit so I always turn to Lynn for that. She does more than just write well. She takes her readers on a most delightful ride as she spins her tales...whether it is a simple flyer or a more complex brochure. Lynn understands what it takes to capture a reader's interest, and to me, that is what makes her so successful.

Theodore G. Tutor
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
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Theo has been flexible, attentive, open, and completely willing to tailor his curriculum and focus on our kids' writing needs. I am impressed by his dedication to help our kids become excellent writers, and have confidence in his well-developed curriculum. He has been extremely open to feedback and a delight to work with. I highly recommend Theo as a tutor!

Performance Pathways
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Jennifer S.
    Verified review

    Mary Alice created a web site for me, which I used to launch a new writing career. She is fully competent in computer skills and software application, and applies a natural sense of practical and artistic sense in web page design. She is patient, a good listener, meets deadlines, and is lots of fun, with a great sense of humor. I highly recommend her for your company!

    Amber R.
    Verified review

    Heather helped me revise and update my existing resume so I could land my next career opportunity. I did receive an offer 2 days after submitting my resume. She was incredibly professional and super quick. Really appreciate and will use her in the future.

    Resume Writing
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Yuka T.
    Verified review

    She helped me to revise my existing resume. She knows current resume writing trend, and I have completely revised it so it is more appealing to current hiring managers. I met her for 1.5 hours face to face, and emailed my final draft for a review, and one last check to complete my resume. She replied quickly and now I am ready to send my resume off! She also gave me some tips for interviews and contact info of recruiting agency for personal growth on my career. Thank you Hima!!!

    About

    I am a meticulous editor and writer who works hard to get the task accomplished. Furthermore, I have a huge vocabulary to use.

    About

    I am a much published author of professional journal articles, two books, newspaper and magazine pieces and daily newspaper columnist. I also have experience as a magazine and newspaper editor. Higher education degrees include an M.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in English and B.A. in Psychology.

    • 19 years in business
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    I have the experience, the imagination, and the verbal chops.

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Marketing strategy Product/Services messaging Copywriting for web, brochures, articles, white papers, direct mail Resume creation and editing Newsletters

    About

    With editing, advice and coaching helps my clients understand the purpose of their writing, their audience, and the method they'll use to deliver their message. Good writing starts with that clear focus on where we want to go.

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    I handle various writing projects, including ghostwriting, article writing, blogging, social media writing, etc.

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    I started writing back in July 2008 after seeing a site that interest me on being an online writer. Over time, I learned other types of writing on my own. I basically write online articles, reviews and blog postings. I would also like to add in social media strategist as a service since I am proficient on messing around with Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YoutTube. I am also bilingual (Cantonese, Mandarin, English) but I'm not proficient enough just yet. For now, my blog is my only online writing material I can use to show you, and many others, of what I know about making money at home and outside of the house.

    About

    Pen and Key specializes in resume and cover letter writing and Spanish-English document translation. Resume and Cover Letter Writing: 6 seconds is all the time your resume has to make an impression. Pen and Key's job is to change that number for you. Whether you are starting from scratch, looking to update formatting, revising an outdated resume, or tweaking your cover letter for a particular job, Pen and Key can help. By utilizing attractive formatting, key words from job descriptions, active verbs, and correct grammar and punctuation, we can take your resume from the bottom of the stack to that first phone call. Translation Services: Words have power to change, but only if those listening can hear them. Whatever your message may be, let Pen and Key help your words reach an entirely new audience. Whether it's fliers, brochures, web content, or other text, Pen and Key offers written translations from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. Put over 5 years of language studies, translation and interpretive experience to work for you!

    About

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

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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.

    About

    I have over 7 years of experience providing quality writing services. I served as a writing tutor at the University of Washington where I edited thesis papers and provided guidance on bibliographies. I hold a master's degree from Columbia University with a concentration in social policy. During the course of my graduate studies, I picked up additional skills in constructing policy briefs and memos, logic models, and statistical research reports.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We focus on making visible the knowledge people can put immediately to work preventing chronic diseases. Prevention means avoiding the disability and dependence on devices (such as oxygen tanks and walkers) and daily taking a handful of medications due to these conditions.We emphasize personal action to sustain a high quality of life.

    • 22 years in business
    About

    Comprehensive, personalized and affordable writing and editing services for individuals, businesses and non-profits. Writing specialities include grant proposals, resumes, teaching, assistance with book editing, promotion and publishing, public relations and marketing pieces.

    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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