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Write to the Point!
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Sandra C.
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Writing a dissertation was truly a tedious work, but I received great feedback that helped me to complete the task. Also, working with Mrs. Beam has helped me to prepare to be a better writer in my profession.

Lois Ink
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Barbara R.
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Lois did a short term interviewing and writing project for the MOMENTUM awards evening. She was a quick study, on target in your product and brought it in on time--what could be better? Recommend!

Steiner Creative Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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The expert writing staff at Liquid Pen Writers specializes in creative, convincing, and commanding copywriting for all of your needs – from driving incredible streams of traffic to your website and boosting your brand recognition to creating high-powered sales content designed to convert your traffic into sales. In short, our writing – short and sweet or bold and assertive – turns up the volume of your business’s message for the entire world to hear. We do articles, website content, social networking posts, sales letters, copywriting, advertorials, direct response emails, and much more. Liquid Pen Writers - Exceptional Writing. Exceptional Value.

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I have extensive Copy editing experience, I am a budding travel writer. I had a blog at one time that is on hiatus until I can afford to hire a host.

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Most people can write. However, most people can't write well. Most people can click the submit button by the deadline. Only a few can hit the submit button ahead of the deadline. I stand among the few. I'm a writer who beats deadlines and has a short turn-around time. I'm creative, but I can also get the point across in just a few words. I am your one-stop shop for everything having to do with words.

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I'm a freelance writer who focuses on web content here in the Birmingham area. Great web content is important to get more clients and to stand out from the crowd. Let's accomplish your goals together.

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I am very passionate about writing and enjoy reading others' works. I was previously published in a local paper and had the pleasure of working with a fantastic editor. I know I can create the same relationship with my clients.

  • 19 years in business
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Have written and published over 11 books, plus have extensive experience as a speechwriter, editor, ghost-writer, technical writer....

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I have the ability to be critical and concise in communication, especially written. I do not have a degree within this field. However, I have always excelled in writing, editing, and critiquing. I will be grateful for any inquiries.

  • 36 years in business
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Seasoned professional. Treats clients with the highest care and respect.

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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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