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  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Carla N.
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I first worked with Tara 25 years ago, and then hired her into Andersen Consulting when I was promoted into a leadership role at our World Headquarters. I have always known her to be professional, delivering high quality content (e.g., writing, editing, copywriting). She's an effective communicator who can handle PR, content strategy, social media, etc. At my current company where I am SVP of Operations and Customer Success, we leverage a network of freelancers to help deliver content for customer websites, customer SEO blogs, and social media posts. Tara is one of our valued freelancers. I would highly recommend her.

  • 7 years in business

In a word - research. I am not afraid to roll up my sleeves and get into the heart and minds of the target audience. No matter the subject, I find it fascinating. Love when my clients see results from my work!


When you want your customers to understand why your product or service is kick-ass, I can help. I specialize in crafting brand identity, communicating existing brand goals, and creating web and print-based advertising.


Volcano Media offers copywriting, proofreading and editorial services from a seasoned storyteller and editor of 20 years' standing. Background includes expertise in marketing, PR, and social media in industries such as real estate, technology, healthcare, television, elder care and cargo/logistics, among many others.


I am a copy writer and public relations professional with 20+ years of experience in a variety of industries including travel/outdoors, telecommunications, oil and gas, B2B and consumer products to name a few. I can help with strategic planning, media relations, event planning, press kits/press releases, feature stories, testimonials, newsletters, brochures, web copy, speech writing and media training. Check out my LinkedIn profile for details.


I am a copywriter and illustrator, and I do new product concepts, design and advertising. I hold a patent on a promotional product D511, 431 which has been extremely successful and is being sold nationwide. I was the creative director for a local magazine which included logo development, copywriting and layout. I created a very successful international PR campaign for the Luxottica Group (a $250,000,000 eyewear manufacturer). This campaign resulted in a long lasting relationship with our military which, so far, has lasted ten years. I pride myself on being an innovator and problem solver. If you have a strong left brain, and I have a strong right, there's no stopping us.

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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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