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Oak Harbor Copy Editors

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Salmon Bay
5.0
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
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!

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

a Fresh Copy
5.0
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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I offer copy editing, writing, and content critique based on my extensive experience in both academic and creative settings. I offer a variety of services to meet the particular needs of my clients, from basic editing for spelling and grammar to comprehensive rewriting aimed at increasing the overall effectiveness of content. I occasionally offer copywriting services if I find the project interesting.

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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!

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Marketing strategy Product/Services messaging Copywriting for web, brochures, articles, white papers, direct mail Resume creation and editing Newsletters

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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.

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I'm generous, quick, and thorough.

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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