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  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen G.
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Karen created an amazing cover letter for me. It was beautifully customized to specifically tie to the job posting and mirrored my resume perfectly. The quick response and turnaround time was awesome. I have other writing service needs coming up and I am looking forward to utilizing her services again.

Clarity Communications
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia B.
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Amazing! Georgene’s careful and thorough attention to the detail, organization, and presentation of my dissertation was brilliant. She understood the importance of presenting a well thought-out research study to include both the structure and readability. Georgene approached the necessary edits of my dissertation with a comprehensive knowledge base of the best and most effective writing techniques. In each phone conversation or email, she actively listened to my concerns, thoughts, and ideas, making sure to gain an understanding of the goals of my study, and offering insights and recommendations to best meet these goals. The timely feedback of Georgene was exceptional. I very much appreciated her kindness and votes of confidence throughout the entire editing process. If you have the opportunity to work with Georgene – take it! She’s incredible!

Elissa Hare
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Molly J.
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Elissa Hare is an excellent tutor. She made my daughter feel welcome, at ease, and capable of accomplishing any task. We visited Elissa primarily for help with math homework and tests; she was always prepared for whatever assignment my daughter was given. If they ran out of math work to do, Elissa would not waste a moment of time. She would have my daughter digging through her backpack for other homework she could help with. Before going to Elissa, we had considered Sylvan or Kumon. Elissa, however, was able to provide more expertise, as well as a one-on-one environment that was far more suited to our needs.

Munkvold Inc.
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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I decided to have him do some editing. He, accurately, recognized that my book proposal was too long. I'd been misled by one that said a proposal might be 100 pages. He reduced my overly long chapter descriptions to about a single sentence each. After that, I had to focus on writing so I haven't employed him for a while, but I may do so in the future. When I saw the firve stars I was influenced by the Amazon practice making five stars very rare. I was surprised to see "good" opposite five stars. Was it there before? I'd imagine most editors might not accomplish what he did and have tried to describe that. I think your rating scale needs work since it seems to me to limit the top rating to just "good." and Mr. Munkvold was better than that.

Amanda Colyer
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emma F.
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I contacted Amanda to edit & update my resume. The finished product was exceptional. I highly recommend her to anyone needing professional assistance with any type of writing task.

Alain R.
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In my entire experience of living in 8 countries, studying several languages, and attending as many universities, Tristan struck me as one of the most learned and sublime teachers ever. His ways of approaching the most intricate subjects is simply amazing. A truly eye-opening experience! I am really grateful.

Ideascape, Inc.
from 1 review
  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Doug B.
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My family wanted my 89 year old Dad to write a biography of his life. We initially tried to accomplish this via a College Student but that ended up failing miserably because of poor commitment and writing skills. I leveraged Thumbtack to reach Ideascape (MacKenzie and Doug Freeman) for professional help writing this book. Currently, we are about 75% complete and they have done an outstanding job. They are extremely thorough (plenty of research) and have a great voice for my father (written in 1st person). Each family member (especially my Dad) has enjoyed working with them and their demeanor is professional but also approachable. The overall project is expensive (to me) but in fairness you get what you pay for. This is my first experience with writing a book and it has been eye opening regarding how much work is required. Overall, we are very happy with Ideascape and unless something goes drastically wrong (wrapping this project up) we would hire them again. We also would recommend them for a biography project as outlined above.


Word beast eats rotting grammar for breakfast. I'm a writer and editor. Currently I write full-time for a school that trains licensees in the insurance and real estate industries. In the past for a living I've written and critiqued film and TV scripts, done case studies for a national insurance magazine, and researched and written for a popular travel guide.


Freelance web content and other editing and ghostwriting. I hold Magna cum Laude BA and MFA degrees in English and Creative Writing, respectively, with special emphasis on biographical profile.


Basic Copy Editing, Developmental Copy Editing, Proofreading, Writing - no job is too big or small. I work with you to make your content the best it can be!


I'm a semi-retired journalist/scholar/educator with decades of experience in writing, editing, and proofreading various products for publication: technical, public relations, press releases, grant proposals, ad copy, academic, web content, and creative. To make your best impression and get the best response, run it by me.


I provide educational, subject-driven summary, narrative and description. Strong verbal and visual analogies help learners form and position concepts within a topic scheme. I am big-picture driven. Transparency is backed.

  • 6 years in business

From a young age, I fell in love with the power of words to shape and inform meaning. I studied primarily literature, writing, and cultural studies in both my undergraduate and graduate programs. In my freelance work, I edit primarily academic and business documents, as well as web and advertising copy, for a variety of high-profile editing and proofreading companies. In addition, I also edit for independent clients seeking my services to ensure that their writing is clear, concise, powerful, and communicative of their intended style and message. As a professional editor, my particular area of preference is book-length manuscripts that require editing prior to being submitted to a literary agent and/or (self-)publishing. I will work with you to determine your specific needs, providing extensive editing using the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word. Additionally, I utilize the Comments feature to provide detailed comments that are meant to strengthen your writing, point out discrepancies or areas in need of clarification, and offer suggestions. What distinguishes my services from other editors’ services is that I am available for Skype consultations to discuss any questions that you may have. In my editing work, I consider myself to be a true partner in helping to ensure that your writing is the most powerful, clear, and expressive that it can be, all while editing for grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization.


I am personable, thoughtful and have experience in a wide range of editorial environments. Chances are that I have worked in the area in which you need writing or editing help!


I am currently a faculty member at a local university in Portland, Oregon. Last year I taught at the University of Oxford and before that at The University of Chicago. I have published in academic journals, but also write fiction and have translated from Urdu/Hindi and Pashto into English.

  • 11 years in business

I am a writer and editor with an BA in English and an MA in US History. I've been writing for exhibits and visitor centers for the past 15 years, and I'm currently editing novels, as well. I research, plan, write, and act as editor and proofreader for exhibits in museums, visitor centers, interpretive trails, and the like. I've completed over 70 projects for public and private clients. Since 2012, I have also been employed by Barking Rain Publishing as a fiction editor. Editing begins with development and content, followed by at least three refining passes at the work--ending with line-by-line proofreading. I hope my experience matches your needs.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I'm a former Los Angeles Times copy editor and an experienced journalist -- currently a freelance editor and writer. I can boil down a wordy document into clear and concise prose, conduct interviews and provide research on a wide range of subjects.


I am an independent writer with skills in the areas of proofreading, editing, legal writing, website writing, business writing, blogging, journalism, and more. If you need writing or editing services, I can meet and exceed all of your expectations.

  • 17 years in business

If you are looking for a COMMUNICATOR that you can count on . . . like a Michael Jordon, who, with the game hanging in the balance, looks up and sees that there are only two seconds left on the game clock, and makes his move. The crowd leaps to their feet standing in suspended slo-mo animation, every heart waiting to be told it can beat again. Jordan slips past a defender, fakes a pass and as smooth as ice cream melting on a hot summer day, slams the ball through the hoop - notifying life on the planet that it can breathe again. Immediately, like an array of daffodils on a warm spring day, life bursts forth in the arena. With Jordan gliding through the air, the sun arrested its westward progression, the birds stopped chirping and every lung in the arena put inhaling on hold. Through the eerie silence, the only noise heard, in all the world, was the swishing sound that ball and net make, just as the buzzer announces ‘game over’! . . . Then I am a great fit as your Communications Specialist!


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At Worth Reading, we have a passion for the written word and an eye for detail. For our clients, that translates to differing things, depending upon the type of work submitted. Manuscripts: We offer our clients a sentence-by-sentence read-through to check for readability, flow, and proper writing mechanics. If the work is fiction, we offer opinion on character believability also. Moreover, for those whose work is edited by our firm, we offer a venue for promotion (if self-publishing) through our sister site, Literary Adventures. For those searching for resume writing, we can work with what you've already written, checking for grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors; or, we can help you build your resume from the ground up. In need of academic assistance? We can assist with formatting in APA or MLA, research to provide usable facts from reliable sources, checking for potential plagiarism, and, of course, work on writing mechanics.

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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