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While I am highly qualified to do many types of writing and editing, I have chosen to focus my talents in the areas of resume writing, children's books, Christian writing, and poetry. I can also provide guidance on self-publishing. Resume writing today is much more that a simple recounting of past experience. It must be carefully composed to pass through the many hurdles before getting passed to a hiring manager. I have created hundreds of resumes for myself and others and have mastered the art of getting a resume noticed. Children's books are great. I love writing and reading well-written and engaging children's books, not only for my own pleasure but for sharing the love of reading with our children. So important. It makes children better writers to read well-written stories meant for them. I've spent considerable time working with children and adolescents and appreciate the time and effort that writers put into their labors of love for kids. Christian writing is an under-served niche which, I believe, can greatly benefit from *knowledgeable* and talented editors and writers to help spread the good news of Jesus Christ in these troubled times. Poetry is a fine art that takes someone with both technical skill and the heart of an artist. The artistry is what makes poetry poetry and not just prose with odd line breaks and indentation. I, myself, am a prolific poet and understand this genre well. Many writers have the motivation for writing but not the nuts and bolts of professional writing, layout, design, and self-publishing. This is where I shine. And where I can help you elevate your message to the professional, publishable level to reach as many people as possible. Rather than compete with a large pool of talented people for the massive amount of generic editing/writing jobs, I am choosing to use my talents to collaborate with good people who have a story to tell -- be it a book or a resume, words to uplift or encourage, and a desire to make the world a kinder and more beautiful place. The world needs it now more than ever. — For what it’s worth, here is my original unoriginal Thumbtack elevator pitch, which many people here on Thumbtack are also highly qualified to do. I realized this is not the best use of my time and talents, however: Clear, elegant, crisp, concise. Don't be boring. Don't let your message get lost in cluttered writing. Don't make people think. Let your ideas to flow seamlessly in clear, fluid, connected sentences without distracting your readers with poor grammar, punctuation, typos, or confusing jargon. You also don't want to put them to sleep with overused phrases, flat sentence structure, unnecessary words, or formulaic styles. Lastly, you don't want to make your readers work hard to grasp your meaning: long paragraphs, run-on sentences, weak verbs, flowery words, poor layout, and other common mistakes. I've been turning average writing into terrific, engaging writing for 25 years. Whether you're a professional or a student, I can take your writing to the next level to increase your credibility and make your readers want more. Services include: proofreading and editing faith-based/Christian/spiritual writing, physical and mental health and wellness articles, professional communications, articles, technical writing, blog posts, college essays, and more. Note: I do not work on SEO writing.See more

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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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