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Kristine M Smith
from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Eric P.
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Kristine is simply exceptional. There have been multiple times I've submitted work to her that I thought was pretty good and she some how makes changes that make it outstanding. A true professional

Swift Whale Creative
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ron P.
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I am more than happy to write this testimonial in relation to the website design and development company Swift Whale Creative and its Studio Director, Anne Weeks. I am happy to do so for two reasons; firstly: I now have a website which makes my writing stand out in the crowd of cyberspace sites. I am a writer and author, poet and publisher, researcher and scholar in the evening of my life. My website is the venue for marketing my work and in the three months my site has been on the world-wide-web(21/3/'11 to 21/6/'11) it has shone brightly in the pantheon of my competitors. I don't expect to be famous or rich, but I want to and expect to be read and this expectation has been more than satisfied in just these three months of the presence of my site on the net. Secondly, I was involved in negotiating the style and content, the strategy and the many fine details of what is and was my complex and extensive site with Anne Weeks, the Studio Director, from the preliminary phase of my site's construction in September 2010 until after my site went live in March 2011. My site has some 72 categories and sub-categories of my writing and content and several million words. It's a relatively big slice of cyberspace given the infinity of space in that parallel universe. Anne possessed many qualities that made this 8 month process of getting my site on the interent the relatively easy road that it was. I write and have written 1000s of emails in the last ten years of my life on the internet and I know how easy it is to say the wrong thing and upset the sensitivities of my readers, friends and associations, without even trying--indeed, in the process trying to put one's best foot foreward, so to speak. Anne was consistently: patient, diplomatic, understanding of my needs and desires, prompt to reply to my myriad requests for information and ideas, a provider of explanations which were simple to follow, a skilled co-ordinator and facilitator between myself and Daniel Sullivan and the rest of the Swift Whale Creative team. I have no trouble in recommending Anne and Swift Whale Creative to others who want to design and build a framework for their websites using the user friendly CMS system. Indeed, I would be more than happy to provide even more of a testimonial over the phone(03-63824790), by email(ronprice@gmail.com), or snailmail(6 Reece Street, George Town, Tasmania, Australia, 7253) since my writing is out there in the world getting 1000s, indeed, hundreds of thousands of readers thanks to the work of Swift Whale Creative and the team, Anne Weeks, Daniel Sullivan and, of course, myself---since I have become even more of an internet entrepreneur as well. Yours sincerely Ron Price George Town Tasmania

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

Theodore G. Tutor
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
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Theo has been flexible, attentive, open, and completely willing to tailor his curriculum and focus on our kids' writing needs. I am impressed by his dedication to help our kids become excellent writers, and have confidence in his well-developed curriculum. He has been extremely open to feedback and a delight to work with. I highly recommend Theo as a tutor!

Message Glue
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ovul S.
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Great writer. Quick delivery. I got more than I asked for, and would use him again. This was a unique project, but his theatrical and film background came in very handy to me.

Vincent Rendoni
from 3 reviews
    Allen R.
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    I recently used Mr. Rendoni’s services as a writer to help me craft and edit a professional personal statement and cover letter for an employment opportunity. His services were invaluable and played a pivotal role in advancing my career as a physician. I had written a preliminary draft of my personal statement and was struggling to convey my thoughts eloquently and concisely. Mr. Rendoni helped me re-write it and gave critical feedback that greatly enhanced the essay. The final version of the personal statement was nothing short of outstanding and this put me miles ahead of other applicants. In a competitive job market, having a purposeful and well-crafted personal statement is a key element of being successful. For those of us who aren’t naturally gifted writers, getting assistance from a professional like Mr. Rendoni is very much worth the cost. I would highly recommend him to other physicians or professionals.

    Brown Test Prep
    from 2 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Carmen B.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend Mark Brown for tutoring. We were referred to Mark Brown when my daughter was a junior in high school. He helped my daughter to become an organized writer, helped her prepare for her SAT'S and I am proud to say she was accepted to all 4 of the universities she applied to. My daughter currently attends the UW and I credit Mark in not only helping her boost her testing skills but her academic confidence as well.

    Copy With Kelly
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Akvile H.
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    Kelly is a delight to work with! She is a talented and creative writer, a driven, future forward thinker, and is a great communicator and story teller. She has composed several articles for a project I was managing and was always professional and timely, and required no revisions. I would highly recommend working with her, as she is a fantastic writer.


    I have had articles published and have a wide array of writing knowledge including cover letter, resume writing, dictation and editing.


    Professional Grant Writers is a team of skilled nonprofit consultants who specialize in grant writing, program development, and grant readiness. As grant writers, we take seriously our role in helping your nonprofit organization fund its important work, whether you’re operating a food bank, after school program, or international medical mission. We also work with individuals, artists, and small businesses to locate and apply for grant funding.


    Hello! I am Samii, and I am based out of Tacoma, WA. I have been an avid reader and writer since I was in my early teens, and I find it to be the best way to communicate with anyone, anywhere. It's a passion of mine that I would absolutely enjoy sharing with everyone who needed it! I am here to help you edit your work and suggest positive changes to your work to ensure that your point is made, the quality is upheld, and that you are engaging your reader every step of the way.


    Expert business writer: 28 years in public relations. My writing has been read by one billion (1,000,000,000) readers in the U.S. and Canada.


    I focus my copywriting on providing an empowering and persuasive narrative that creates the response you desire from your audience. Every word tied to your business, blog, or content should have an impact. I can help with that.


    Web copy page writing/re-writing, copywriting, blog writing, ghostwriting, whitepapers, case studies, annual reports, financial writing for financial institutions such as banks, investment brokerages, insurance companies.

    • 26 years in business

    A well-written trade book is the foundation of commercial viability for a game developer interested in converting revenue streams of their skilled labor via film production, RPG modules, artwork and extrusion product development contracts. A well-appointed developer will have less difficulty raising capital, pitching their product's potential and establishing the commercial potential of their expert product.


    A bit about me: I'm a Seattle-based Writer/Director/Producer. I'm rooted in optimism, easy to collaborate with, I know the value of love, ideas, chocolate and hard work. Here’s the blurb I send out: With a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, Lisa translates her storytelling skills into a wide variety of creative media. She's worked for ad agencies, corporate giants and small businesses and loves a good challenge. She’s optioned an original screenplay, has been hired to write others and has received strong interest in another original screenplay 8 Items or Less from Drew Barrymore’s Production Company Flower Films, (Donnie Darko, Charlie’s Angels), and GoldCrest Films (Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields). She has directed and produced for the Seattle Channel and has produced short and feature films including '8 Minutes to Love' - starring Sandra Oh (Sideways, Grey’s Anatomy) purchased by HBO Latin, 'White Face' - Audience Award winner at Slamdance, purchased by HBO, and 'Inlaws & Outlaws', Best of Fest winner at the Palm Springs Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize at deadCENTER Film Festival and more. Lisa also creates persuasive marketing communications including educational and corporate videos, TV commercials, radio spots, online demos, web content decks, and more for Microsoft, Dell, Intiman Theater, Cornish College of the Arts, and many others.


    Professional services offered include freelance writing, editing, transcription, light translation (French-English), resume writing/reworking. Please contact us and let us know how we can help you!


    Writer, editor and transcriptionist with 25 years experience. Experience includes arts journalism, copywriting, content creation, book editing, interviews, light website production. Quick turnaround. Reasonably interesting guy.


    Comedy writer, technical writer, short-story & essay writer; proofreader & editor I write to spec... You need an obituary or a eulogy or a roast... I write it AFTER you provide the gritty details.


    I am an internationally published writer and editor with experience in every type of media. My background includes more than 20 of writing and editing books, mostly non-fiction and travel, for major publishers, as well as news and business reporting, television program scriptwriting, hosting and production, and web-based page, news stream, and content writing, editing and reporting for major media companies. I also have written scripts for and produced events for these clients and many more. I absolutely love what I do - it's never boring, and a great way to help others get their voices into the public realm. Take a look at my professional background on Facebook and Linkedin at Holly Smith Peterson.


    Logo design (vector art preferred), print design (advertising, business cards, posters, book design), marketing/media consultation. I do not write book summaries; editing rates are hourly, and charged at my corporate rate.

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    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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