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Salmon Bay
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
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
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.


I'm generous, quick, and thorough. Fixing things and making relationships.


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.


Hey there! My name is Katie and I'm passionate about growing and enhancing your business through editing and copy. It can be tough finding a reliable writer and editor. With a handful of reviews and a willing attitude , I can assure your business will flourish through the use of my copy writing and editing expertise. Feel free to shoot me a message at any time to learn more!


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.


I'm a careful, conscientious, and gentle editor who will take your writing and make it shine. I can't stop reading books! For fun or for work, I'm always editing.


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.


I am an Olympic Peninsula-based writer and editor, who enjoys helping clients improve their memoirs, fiction, and essays so that the work achieves its full potential. I have directed university writing centers throughout the US.


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.


I am passionate about putting ideas into words, whatever the medium. Every message has its audience, and the most important part of my job is to ensure that it is conveyed in the most effective way.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

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


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.

  • 19 years in business

I have the experience, the imagination, and the verbal chops. Turning vague ideas into persuasive statements.


Helping to make certain that what you are typing is what you really intended to say. You've concentrated on the main theme of your message..., let us confirm that the details of your message look right to to you, and to others. Typos and missing, or misused, words can make your text, contract or pamphlet look amateurish, or even wrong.


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

  • 8 years in business

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.


I'm a Seattle-based editor and mentor who can make your writing project sing and help you become a better writer. Backed by more than two decades of deadline and creative experience, I provide everything from deep content editing, rewriting and coaching to copy editing and proofreading. Novice or pro, novelist or business professional, you're the rock star -- I'm the backup vocalist who helps you get there.


We love to read and we really enjoy helping writers develop their skills and bring forth the best work possible.


Edit Non-fiction: travel, history, art books, academic manuscripts, memoirs, environmental and other contemporary issues. Fiction: novels and short stories. Copy Editing, Content Editing, Proofreading. My goal in editing is to preserve the authenticity of your voice.

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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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