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LaurelAirica
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nina S.
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Laurel Airica is THE Editor You want to use for your project!!! I waited fifteen years to find an editor with whom I could trust the process of working on my manuscript. Laurel’s natural combination of strength, sensitivity, literary genius and mastery of the English language made it easy for me to work with her. I’m very pleased with her professionalism and very lucky to have gained a friend. Her kindness and care for each written word transcended the editor’s role, aiding me to undergo a profound healing experience. Laurel’s gift and skills are simply angelic! If she chooses to work on your manuscript, know that your writing will be shaped with love. I plan to employ her phenomenal services for my second book, and I can hardly wait to watch her magic touch hearts!

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew G.
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Great at taking what I wanted to say and putting it in the right words.

Munkvold Inc.
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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I decided to have him do some editing. He, accurately, recognized that my book proposal was too long. I'd been misled by one that said a proposal might be 100 pages. He reduced my overly long chapter descriptions to about a single sentence each. After that, I had to focus on writing so I haven't employed him for a while, but I may do so in the future. When I saw the firve stars I was influenced by the Amazon practice making five stars very rare. I was surprised to see "good" opposite five stars. Was it there before? I'd imagine most editors might not accomplish what he did and have tried to describe that. I think your rating scale needs work since it seems to me to limit the top rating to just "good." and Mr. Munkvold was better than that.

Watson Resume Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob D.
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Very professional. Helped me get a job by writing my resume and cover letter!

Alain R.
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In my entire experience of living in 8 countries, studying several languages, and attending as many universities, Tristan struck me as one of the most learned and sublime teachers ever. His ways of approaching the most intricate subjects is simply amazing. A truly eye-opening experience! I am really grateful.

  • 38 years in business
David T.
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John has written content for our clients (RightNow Inc) for over 5 years and is an excellent wordsmith. His cost is fair and his work delivery always on time. I would highly recommend John for your copywriting, editing or ghostwriting project. David

Full Duck Productions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a small business that can give your project personal attention based on a wide experience of presenting education, art, engineering, alternative energy and outdoor activities through video, graphics and the written word.

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I am an experienced editor specializing in all types of writing projects including term papers, dissertations, capstone projects, and law journal articles. I can also help with (or ghostwrite) resumes and cover letters and online content like blog posts. I am a published writer with training in law, the humanities, and social sciences and am comfortable working with authors in any field. I correct for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, scholarly tone, and flow and can also provide critical feedback on organization and strength of argument. I am a specialist in APA formatting and can handle all styles. If you are a nonnative English speaker, I can also make comments designed to improve your English writing. Whether you're looking to put the finishing touches on any kind of document or just need a fresh set of eyes on something, feel free to get in touch to discuss your project!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I'm a former Los Angeles Times copy editor and an experienced journalist -- currently a freelance editor and writer. I can boil down a wordy document into clear and concise prose, conduct interviews and provide research on a wide range of subjects.

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I have a master's degree in journalism and over 8 years of experience writing and editing. I have written creative material, technical content, and marketing copy. I am comfortable editing short and long content for voice, grammar, and clarity. I have experience editing all of the above styles of writing, as well as academic work.

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Word beast eats rotting grammar for breakfast. I'm a writer and editor. Currently I write full-time for a school that trains licensees in the insurance and real estate industries. In the past for a living I've written and critiqued film and TV scripts, done case studies for a national insurance magazine, and researched and written for a popular travel guide.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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1. I have academic, working and personal experience in the counseling services I offer. This has taught me empathy. 2. I continually update my knowledge with continuing education. 3. I have worked with all populations in mental health. 4. Counseling and therapy is a job about LISTENING. I have good ears. 5. I spent 13 years as a newspaper reporter before I became mental health therapist. As a journalist, I had to deal with a huge variety of people. 6. I cherish my work.

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I am a retired teacher (M.A. in Education) with a B.A in English (Writing emphasis). Will work collaboratively on projects requiring organization, editing, proofreading, and written revision.

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I provide educational, subject-driven summary, narrative and description. Strong verbal and visual analogies help learners form and position concepts within a topic scheme. I am big-picture driven. Transparency is backed.

  • 11 years in business
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I am a writer and editor with an BA in English and an MA in US History. I've been writing for exhibits and visitor centers for the past 15 years, and I'm currently editing novels, as well. I research, plan, write, and act as editor and proofreader for exhibits in museums, visitor centers, interpretive trails, and the like. I've completed over 70 projects for public and private clients. Since 2012, I have also been employed by Barking Rain Publishing as a fiction editor. Editing begins with development and content, followed by at least three refining passes at the work--ending with line-by-line proofreading. I hope my experience matches your needs.

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I am an independent writer with skills in the areas of proofreading, editing, legal writing, website writing, business writing, blogging, journalism, and more. If you need writing or editing services, I can meet and exceed all of your expectations.

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Freelance web content and other editing and ghostwriting. I hold Magna cum Laude BA and MFA degrees in English and Creative Writing, respectively, with special emphasis on biographical profile.

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Attention to detail, classic knowledge of grammar, and a comprehensive grasp of the big picture are the three strong points that I bring to the table with my writing. The ultimate goal of my writing is to always create a clear and understandable communication, something that succeeds in expressing any fact, argument, theme, or feeling that needs to be shared.

  • 17 years in business
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If you are looking for a COMMUNICATOR that you can count on . . . like a Michael Jordon, who, with the game hanging in the balance, looks up and sees that there are only two seconds left on the game clock, and makes his move. The crowd leaps to their feet standing in suspended slo-mo animation, every heart waiting to be told it can beat again. Jordan slips past a defender, fakes a pass and as smooth as ice cream melting on a hot summer day, slams the ball through the hoop - notifying life on the planet that it can breathe again. Immediately, like an array of daffodils on a warm spring day, life bursts forth in the arena. With Jordan gliding through the air, the sun arrested its westward progression, the birds stopped chirping and every lung in the arena put inhaling on hold. Through the eerie silence, the only noise heard, in all the world, was the swishing sound that ball and net make, just as the buzzer announces ‘game over’! . . . Then I am a great fit as your Communications Specialist!

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At Worth Reading, we have a passion for the written word and an eye for detail. For our clients, that translates to differing things, depending upon the type of work submitted. Manuscripts: We offer our clients a sentence-by-sentence read-through to check for readability, flow, and proper writing mechanics. If the work is fiction, we offer opinion on character believability also. Moreover, for those whose work is edited by our firm, we offer a venue for promotion (if self-publishing) through our sister site, Literary Adventures. For those searching for resume writing, we can work with what you've already written, checking for grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors; or, we can help you build your resume from the ground up. In need of academic assistance? We can assist with formatting in APA or MLA, research to provide usable facts from reliable sources, checking for potential plagiarism, and, of course, work on writing mechanics.

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Professional, well planned writing assignments and resumes. Negotiable rates, flexible communication strategies, and polished presentation, always.

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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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