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Paul Boynton
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  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Abhi B.
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Paul was great! He gets an A from me. Very responsive, and a solid writer. Would hire him again.

  • 9 years in business

Professional Writer/Editor Articles -- Editing/Rewriting -- Blogging -- Web Content Background Includes: -- Reporting for the Los Angeles Daily News -- Industry Blogging -- Web content for businesses -- Business Writing for a National Trade Publication -- Editing Articles, Book Chapters, Web Content -- Proofreading Please contact me to discuss your project or get a quote. David Bernard


I am a writer of Spiritual Literature, and also the Publisher of my writing. My books are all according to what the LORD GOD, tells me to write, and that what I do. The Introduction, Table of contents, A Beginning Prayer, and the last page, are mine.


As a professional writer and social media strategist, I provide content creation and strategy services for small businesses. I write everything, from blogs to white papers and re-writing content on your website, so it is SEO friendly. I also hold private and group training sessions on social media marketing for your business.

  • 21 years in business

It's all about voice and style. When I write, it's imperative that the client's voice comes through. It's the same when I write fiction. Each character must project his or her own voice/personality. There are only so many true story plots. So an author has to stand out by his style of writing or his own unique voice.

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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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