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Astre Web Developing
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Alma W.
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Astre Web Design created a website that exceed my expectations. They took my vision with its many intricacies and created a clearly presented, artful site. They took the time to show me how to use Wordpress so that I can update my own site in the future

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Consuelo A.
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Stacy did an excellent job copyediting my dissertation chapter. She was incredibly competent, communicative, punctual, and a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend her!

Muse Creative Content
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Henna C.
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Christie helped me with writing some pages for my website. The quality of her work is excellence. I just provided her some broken thoughts and she changed them into a beautiful, effective and structured piece of work. I am highly impressed by her skills at editing (Grammar, Punctuation, Formatting, etc.). I am getting ready a few more projects for her. Thanks Christie !!

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patricia H.
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JFC was amazing to work with. On time, efficient, thorough and a pleasure to work with. Can't recommend highly enough!

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I can research, write and/or edit on any historical topic. I can proof and/or edit any English expository text.

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Seems like people love to write or they hate the process. I love it! I am creative, intelligent, and talented and can help you portray the same professional image.

  • 19 years in business
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Typically a 25% win rate for proposals is considered pretty good. At CSC, where I managed technical development for several projects, I won 4 out of five proposals and managed 3 resulting projects. At SDC I wrote 1 proposal and was co-architect on the contract thus won.

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I achieve proven results based on my students' test scores in my last several years of teaching.

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I write web content, case studies, whitepapers and more for the technology and real estate industries. Content management and editing services are also available.

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I'm a versatile writer and editor with two decades of experience in print and digital media, web content and strategy. I can help you create a content strategy, edit existing work and write anything from articles, email newsletters, corporate bios, blog posts, case studies and white papers.

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I'm a recent graduate who's looking for work in editing, writing, and transcription. I've contributed editing and writing work for several publications, such as the independently published "A Balmy Forty: Lakeland Adventures," and Thomas Twyne's "The Schoolemaster or Teacher of Table Philosophie." I have also done work in digitizing several 19th century documents on mesmerism. (Contact me for the specifics.)

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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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