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Olympic Resume
from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Honey F.
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John really made this process easy! He used his excellent writing skills and recruitment experience to present my resume in way that got noticed! I got interviews set up just weeks after using the new and improved resume! Thank you, John!

Rowan Coaching
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dakota K.
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Colleen is a rare combination -- both wonderfully logical and incredibly kind and warm. I can't say enough of my sessions with her, especially the analytical exercises and work to reframe thought processes. Colleen is your neuroscience-backed fairy godmother, helping you change your behaviors, retell your story to yourself, and leap for what you want the most (but have always been afraid to dare to even whisper to yourself that yes, you can have it, and yes, you do in fact deserve it). Using Pinterest boards, writing exercises, journaling, analytical exercises and actionable items and goals for the week, we've tackled so much together -- and the best part is, I know I'm not in it alone. I love having someone who has no SUBJECTIVE bias for what she wants to happen in my life -- unlike my family or friends, she is merely there to help me get the best, most passionate life. Change your thinking, and you'll change your life -- but this isn't just "think positively." It's "How can we be concrete in our new thinking and try out different new things to see what works." Try out her exercises and self-reflections and see if you don't have a new direction in a few months. Dakota Kim, Writer and Event Producer

Alyssa G.
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Faye O.
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Just started. She gave me a book to write in and a little homework too. Which is what I wanted. We met at the Marysville library. I think I can learn a lot

Eastshore Tutoring
from 7 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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Grant has been working with my boys for only two months and I am very impressed with how much they have already benefited from what he has taught them. Thanks to Grant's help, my younger boy is doing much better in math and due to the study skills Grant has been teaching him, he takes less time than before to complete all his homework. My older boy has been so encouraged by Grant's help with improving his writing skills that he has decided to work with him on SAT prep for the test in spring. Both boys enjoy working with Grant and look forward to their tutoring sessions with him. He always brings a sense of fun to the learning process.

  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa O.
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Michaelene is an outstanding communicator, collaborator and a joy to work alongside. I've known Michaelene for years and highly recommend her knowledge of communication strategy for any organization seeking effective communications.

from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Terry H.
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It is with genuine enthusiasm that I recommend Lynn Murphy as a writer, editor, and editorial project manager. Lynn is exceptionally smart and strategic, quickly grasping all relevant data and key points of emphasis, and then communicates in clear and concise prose to suit any business project. At the same time, she has a woman's keen intuition and insight that make her equally well suited for more sensitive subjects and assignments. Lynn also has an editor's eye for great versus more common writing, whether on more complicated subjects or with the simple turn of a phrase that results in the most compelling communication. Net, she can write for you or make your writing better. Importantly, Lynn has invaluable experience in the high-octane world of Hollywood television and film. She brings fire-hardened skills in working successfully under pressure and in a more visible environment with lofty expectations. Finally, and perhaps most significantly, Lynn is a wonderful colleague and teammate. She's punctual, delivers her work on time and on the mark, and always delights with the outcome. She is truly a pleasure with whom to work, and I recommend her most highly. I

Performance Pathways
from 4 reviews
    Jennifer S.
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    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!

    Barbara Molloy
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris B.
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    Have worked with Barbara on many writing projects over the past 20 years. She's an excellent writer, editor, and teacher! Very detailed, observant, and nuanced.

    • 1 year in business
    Courtney B.
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    Melissa gave me the opportunity to talk through my ideas and thoughts, and she was able to transfer them into written, concise sentences for my Graduate School Application.

    Amber R.
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    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.


    I help you write, edit or create fabulous web content and copy to engage your audience and drive conversions of sales!


    Technical and critical writing and reviews for either peer-reviewed journals, text books, or for popular publications and newscast or newspapers.


    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.


    I'm the real thing. In the past 2 years, I've ghost-written 6 books, 3 thesis and 4 papers and read over 250 books.


    I like writing-I enjoy the challenge of taking rough words and shaping them into something smooth and beautiful and I am quick and accurate. No, I will not write your school papers for you. Don't even ask.


    I have a knack for putting to paper what a person wishes to convey to others. I provide content that sounds professional, but not fluffed.


    I will write, edit, and proofread for you until you have the final product that you desire. With an M.A. in Creative Writing/ English, six years of experience as a creative writer, and three years of experience in teaching Composition and creative writing at the college level, my writing and editing skills can be either creative or academic or both.


    I am a college professor who is interested in providing ESL speaking, listening, reading and writing services to nonnative speaking students anywhere in the world. In addition, I am very good at teaching students to write excellent papers that are worthy of an "A."


    Lexicon Writing & Consulting offers experienced writing and business services with a local-minded, genuine feel, more flexibility than your average consulting firm, and far more competitive prices.


    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.

    • 5 years in business

    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.

    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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