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10. Judkins Writing & Editing
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  • Serves Huntsville, AL
I am the parent of two kids from central Massachusetts who are both in the public school system. We have Dr Judkins to thank for helping bring my kids SAT and AP exams scores up. My daughter has been accepted into Harvard College, UPenn and is the recipient of 4 full ride scholarships (UVA, UNC Chapel Hill, Emory, URichmond), Medical Humanity Scholar at OU, a National Merit Scholar, Presidential scholarships from Bucknell, Northeastern, GWU, Deans scholarships at UMASS Amherst and my son freshman years PSAT score is currently higher than my daughters. We found Dr Judkins online and was impressed by his credentials. Prior to this we had tried Kumon and a private tutoring service (a couple of Indian mathematicians who provided tutoring services). I work three jobs so I needed to make sure that the costs and time constrains werent insurmountable. Dr Judkins was very flexible and offered a package of 10 lessons at a discounted price. He also offered us the option of tutoring through skype which worked out really well as I could not drive my kids to Cambridge every week. The lessons were paced according to each childs needs and strength. He doesnt demand to be paid every month or even every semester. There were times when my kids did not have his help for months and times when they just email him to help with editing the essays they wrote. He doesnt just use a test prep book. He would recommend some novels and have the kids write paragraphs. He knows the SAT tests and AP exam well as he was one of the professors recruited to grade those exam. Each of my kids scores improved by 150 points on average.After every lesson within minutes he would send an email detailing what was taught and the assignments he gave. My son is notorious for being a rebel in school. He is stubborn, disorganized and tends to procrastinate. He is impatient and would only read up on topics that interest him. Somehow Dr Judkins got him to practice some SAT questions and he improved his reading and writing score greatly. In middle school and high school, English were both of my kids worst subject, after less than 3 months (mind you It wasnt 3 months continuous tutoring, my son especially would never have the patience or perseverance for continuous work) they were both at the level of the top 1% of students in Massachusetts! This coming from one of the lowest ranked high school in the state. Tells you how little high school ranking matters and how a good tutor can help change lives.See more

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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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