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Silas Editing
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Davis B.
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Meagan did an amazing job and had very insightful comments. She is clearly knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to recommend her to all my colleagues. I will certainly be asking her to help with future things!

Steiner Creative Services
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David W.
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I have hired Cynthia Steiner to provide copywriting and editing services on a number of marketing and publishing projects. I do this because Cynthia is a talented, versatile writer, she’s an excellent listener, and she finishes projects on time and within budget. Recently I asked her to write a capabilities web article for a financial services client. Cynthia interviewed two sources and turned around a polished, persuasive 1,600-word story in three days. The article was quickly approved and posted. That level of professionalism keeps me coming back to Cynthia Steiner for my writing needs. I highly recommend her.

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I draft, edit, write, and ship anything you could imagine -- resume cover, wedding vows, poems, business letters and more.

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Speedy Edits exist to assist the writer weighted by grammatical rules. Our competent staff provides assistance with word choice, spelling, sentence structure, coherency, and many more.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a longtime journalist, editor and writer now working freelance projects. I specialize in editing for logic, content and flow, but I also proofread.

  • 4 years in business
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As one who is fascinated with the English language, both spoken and written word, I offer tips for creative writing and editing services.

  • 7 years in business
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My relationship with my clients is what fuels my desire to teach. Helping them to achieve their goal of learning the English language is what drives me. I love the creativity aspect of my job, where I make learning fun and exciting.

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I have more than 20 years in editing, from fantasy to technical work. I look at grammar as well as consistency when reading your work. My goal is to make your work stand out by making suggestions and correction for easy readability. Two books I edited are currently available online: "Mountain Medicine: The Herbal Remedies of Tommie Bass" and "Through the Eyes of the Masters: A History of Iridology."

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I have assisted a previous TRIO director (now deceased) writing grant proposals funded by the United States Department of Education; revised, edited, and proofread documents for masters and doctoral candidates; written a legal response, memoranda, and reports for a business manager; and revised personal documents for individuals in the community for years.

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I am convinced that words are the most powerful tool we can use. I relish in line editing and refining an already written product. I also love opportunities to write for people who cannot find the words. I guarantee a quick return and an excellent product.

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I have a great deal of experience in pro se litigation: discrimination. I tutor English, proofread & edit, and ghostwrite.

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Writing and editing services. Media relations, press release service, hazard communications, freelance or contract.

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Homewood, AL based writer/editor with over 30 years authoring and editing technical, business, marketing and descriptive information for target audiences. I can work with just about any subject matter and have quick grasp of objectives. Cost effective and satisfaction guaranteed.

  • 9 years in business
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15 years as a media consultant to companies and individuals around the globe. Even more as a writer, editor, all-around creative. Adept at print & digital. Work mostly as an individual but able to pull together a team if necessary to get the job done. Lots of examples of my work online. Deadlines float my boat. Respectful of budgets. No surprises make for repeat clients.

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I have 25 years of professional writing experience, and knowledge of what journalists look for in press releases. I have experience writing/editing newsletters and content for social media pages. I am a published author

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I have worked as an editor since 1990. I have been a medical editor since 2005. Please tell me how I can help you.

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Freelance writing, editing, media relations, website content management and newsletter production are just some of the services available.

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I majored in English and minored in journalism at The University of Alabama. I love to read and write, and I am a great editor because of my passion for language and storytelling.

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I provide quirky, entertaining content with the goal to engage each potential customer, client or patient. If you are looking for a way to communicate with a wider audience without sounding stuffy, I'm your gal!

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I provide editing for papers, essays, articles, research and grant proposals, legal documents, and technical writing. I have both a BA and MA in English & Education, taught English for 4 years, and have experience editing legal documents including Motions and Briefs for filing in Circuit or District Court, the Criminal and Civil Court of Appeals, and The Supreme Court.

  • 8 years in business
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Ghost Writers, Etc. A boutique service for executives on a mission Why? As a busy executive in an increasingly complex world, you may find yourself without the time to do many of the things that could help you extend your business influence or simply achieve personal growth goals. You may be too busy to keep abreast of the latest peripheral developments in a given area, conduct research vital to the creation of a new product or idea, or you may simply be too exhausted at the end of a long day of meetings to read all you need to read. Experience that can be of benefit to you: With over 40 years of experience in the corporate world, in travel, and in the world of academia combined, I have a unique perspective on your needs and what could help you connect the dots, find more time to do what you want to do, or simply achieve greater personal peace of mind. Research – First, I personally love to read and research almost any subject, from art history to the latest developments in oil and gas discoveries. I hold a Master’s degree in Art History and have taught art history classes at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as at Birmingham-Southern College. Travel – Extensive travel throughout England, Europe, Russia and China. If you or your staff have travel needs, I can offer assistance as well as knowledge about these areas, including making travel reservations, booking accommodations, or even finding an out-of-the way and unique location for a meeting. Speech/Article Writing – I have written a book about a prominent mid-twentieth century American businessman as well as a thesis and many other articles for both the business and the academic worlds. I wrote and was editor-in-chief of Harbert Corporation’s international corporate magazine. Synopsizing What You Don’t Have Time To Read – Tell me what your needs are in the way of additional information for your business or even your personal reading requirements. I can read it, synopsize it for you in a one-page or shorter format, and furnish you the heart and core of what you need to know. Cataloguing, Valuing, and Securing the Safety of Personal / Corporate Collections – With experience as an art historian and professor of art history, I have the ability to assess and inventory your collections, whether corporate or private, whether paintings, sculptures, or other objets d’art with expertise as well as total confidentiality. Confidential Documentation - I have extensive experience working with executives at the highest corporate level. I can help you keep track of your investments or other private financial records with the full knowledge that your private business remains private. I have passed the NASD Series 7 exam to be a registered trader in stocks, bonds, and other investment products. Other – Your needs may include the above, a combination, or some other business requirement you or your assistant simply have neither the time nor inclination to do. If so, talk to me. I will tailor a program designed specifically for your business needs. An initial consultation is yours for the asking. My fee structure is reasonable and flexible on an hourly, daily, weekly, or other basis, as convenient for you, at your service. GhostWriters,Etc. Linda Stephan

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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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