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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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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I was looking for help writing my career profile and Michaelene's writing was concise and completely thorough. I was really impressed with Michaelene's attention to detail and eagerness to engage. Would definitely use her again.

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!

    • 29 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Leslie H.
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    Leslee delivers and delights. She finds the quintessential words and story to capture brand messaging. Connects well with the client market, she's thorough and always meets the deliverables on time and on budget.


    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 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 specialize in writing limericks but will write copy for any occasion. I'm a graduate of the University of Washington in Drama and English and taught High School English for 25 years.


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


    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.


    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."

    • 19 years in business

    I have the experience, the imagination, and the verbal chops.


    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.


    While copy-writes are respected, our need to understand technical books can exceed our ability to remain conscious, listening to them makes them instantly more accessible, and much easier to understand. With the right "Text-to-speech" utilities, the clarity of almost any subject matter can be made open to you.


    I am an English/writing tutor who is among best in country. I work on SAT/ACT, Common App, college entrance essays, school essay writing, creative writing, theses, dissertations, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and Latin/Greek roots. I have 15 years of experience with "gifted" and "highly gifted" (AP, APP, etc.) students. My former students are admitted to Amherst, Cambridge (UK), University of Chicago, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and many, many others. I have PhD in philosophy. My fee is $35/hr if I do my services at my home (98203 - Mukilteo/Everett) or $35/hr plus 25 cents/mile round trip (minimum $10) in your home.


    For more than a decade his home office has produced editing and writing in the areas of medicine, science, engineering, history, literature, and technology. His associates are skilled in grant writing, business at the MBA level, public health, education, dentistry, psychology, parenting, and Brazilian Portuguese/English translation.

    • 4 years in business


    I am a writer, mostly for the web but can produce content for anywhere. I've written plenty of articles for allot of different clients about food, health & yoga- but for a long time, I was their ghost writer, therefore my name isn't on allot of the pieces I composed. Here's an example of my work- The ancient practice of yoga is an exercise that continues to be enjoyed by both young and old. And no wonder—it’s not only good for your spirit; it’s also wonderful for your body. A study that tested the effect of yoga on physical fitness found that college-aged students who practiced hatha yoga twice a week for 8 weeks had increased strength. Their arms increased in strength from 19% to 31%; their legs increased in strength by 28%! Yoga has also been cited as a practice to lower blood pressure, and it may be linked to additional health benefits, including improved cognition and respiration, as well as reduced cardiovascular risk. For me, it’s tough to choose between the spiritual & physical benefits of yoga. I need to engage in physical activity, of course, but I enjoy it more when there is a spiritual aspect. It’s wonderful to find a practice that caters to both. I practice mostly Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga, which keeps me very interested & physically active.


    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.


    Editoo Writing Services will polish and perfect your academic dissertation or thesis! Professional librarian with over 10 years of editing, proofreading, and formatting experience. Don't let grammatical errors and poor formatting distract readers from the content of your most important work ever!

    • 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 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.

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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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