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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.

Eastshore Tutoring
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Julie G.
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Grant is helping my daughter with SAT tutoring. So far, so good. He has gotten her more engaged in studying for the SAT. He has an excellent grasp on all aspects of the material (math, reading, writing and essay) and strategies, and he has been able to convey the information effectively.

  • 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.

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!

Marlie Bilbruck-Boerger
5.0
from 1 review
    Kelly D.
    Verified review

    Marlie has written a variety of items for my design business including newsletters, detailed and unique blogs, co-authoring a book with me, posting to a variety of social medial outlets, and writing press releases. She is articulate, detailed, thorough as well as creative and timely. Marlie is a pleasure to work with.

    Keverline's Designs
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Matt A.
    Verified review

    Ann was able to quickly and accurately understand my copy needs for my website. She interviewed me in a fun conversation format and expertly translated that to the bio I hired her to write. My work was delivered very fast and was exactly what I was looking for. She is punctual and had no problem with our virtual style work together. I would highly recommend Ann to anyone.

    About

    I provide writing services for developers, legislative analysis, position papers, catalog entries, public relations, manuals, publications, and copy editing. My background is a successful legislative analyst, educator, writer and government public relations officer.

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    More than 25 years writing experience in business, law, entertainment, education and many more fields. Specializing in writing to the needs, desires and particular circumstances of the individual client after in depth consultation. Initial consultations are free of charge and can be arranged in person or via other best, available media given client's location, needs and technology. Quality, timeliness and client satisfaction are paramount in all contracted projects.

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    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.

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    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.

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    I am an experienced communication badass who tells your story because you can't. I do social media messaging, press release writing, on-camera coaching/image consulting, blog posting and if you don't have a blog, I can make that for you too!

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

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    I'm a writer based in the greater Seattle area. I've spent the last two years developing educational literature for Google's "Field Trip" mobile phone app. My passion for the craft hails from a creative writing background in Western Washington University. I bring clear, clever, but never cluttered writing to all my projects, and a respectable sense of humor as well.

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    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!

    • 22 years in business
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    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.

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    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!

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    Have an English professor review your text and help on content, readability, and grammar. Have worked with a large number of dissertation writers and professors on research reports, but have recently undertaken a dating etiquette manual, as well. If you are concerned about technical issues in your text, or need content-development help, I am a nimble writer and thinker.

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    I provide a variety of writing services: legislative analysis/policy analysis, analyzing state and federal regulations, grant writing, public relations writing, copy editing, educational writing, proofing and work for trade organizations concise and user-friendly format.

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    Get personal help with proofreading, editing, and copy editing. I am specializing in science fiction and fantasy.

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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.

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    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.

    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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