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TheDeepot  (Deirdre Evans, PhD)
TheDeepot  (Deirdre Evans, PhD)

TheDeepot (Deirdre Evans, PhD)

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Introduction: My process is collaborative, fast and efficient. I like to create a draft and then we work together to review and fix it and finally I polish and perfect. I am thrilled that I have raised over $600,000 for Thumbtack clients in 2020 alone. January 2021 started off with $20,000 raised. For proposals, grants, strategic plans and reports I have worked on $3 million to $10,000 grants and projects (federal, state, foundations, arts organizations etc). I organize, structure and write including budget, timeline, deliverables and outreach. I quote by the grant rather than by the hour. Sometimes you just want to find out about grants and get a list of opportunities you could realistically apply for, with a full discussion and useful notes about where to go next and what you have to do to win. This is one of my most popular packages offered at $340. For college counseling and essay writing support, I have helped to place over 200 students in universities across the US and have helped hundreds with essays, profile and understanding the process). I really know what they are looking for!

Hired 33 times

Serves Washington, DC

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3 years in business

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Dora T.

Writing and Editing Services

Deirdre is an amazing editor and grant writer. She gave me invaluable advice for future grant- writing. She was extremely professional, to the point and punctual. There was no drama—which I greatly appreciated specially on these dystopian times. You will extremely pleased with her work.
Aug 26, 2020
Alfred B.

Writing and Editing Services

Deirdre provided superb service to my organization. She displayed a very professional decorum, and strategically attacked critical sections of our proposal in a well thought out manner. In addition, she is very knowledgeable about the requirements of federal funding, and has been a most valuable asset. I highly recommend her services!
Jul 14, 2020
Mamadou D.

Writing and Editing Services

She went above and beyond my expectations. She is very professional and knows her job well. I would highly recommend her....
Apr 22, 2021
Jeffrey D.

Writing and Editing Services

I talked with Dr. Evans on the phone for about 15 minutes talking about the particulars of my project. She was very articulate about the service she provides and set my mind at ease that she would be the best fit for my project presentation. Even though I haven't employed her services yet, it's likely I will. J. Daniels
Apr 24, 2020
Kenneth M.

Writing and Editing Services

First experience with an edited product and I was very pleased with both the result and the process.
Jan 6, 2021
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Deirdre Evans-Pritchard


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Hourly rate: $48 per hour if editing your work and $65 per hour if writing full grants, discounted by 5% for contracts that extend beyond two days. However, I quote by the job, not by the hour. I am also available to work on a retainer basis as long as this extends to at least 4 months. My successful grant writing spans awards from $10,000 to $3 million.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Talk it over. Send me all the materials you have to date. Then I write a draft and we review it together in google docs if possible. I rewrite, you review and then I turn it into a perfect final product. You should work with me, feeding me information as needed, for this to be a good collaboration and for your grant to have a high chance of success.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a PhD and have worked for many years in program management in Washington DC running federal and foundation-funded programs. I have also run a non-profit organization. This involved working with the funders, writing grants and undertaking all the reporting. I understand what is required when you receive support and how to write a grant or a proposal to match this. I can write all aspects of a grant or a report including M&E and data analysis. I generally do not take on highly technical proposals such as medical equipment etc if I am writing from scratch.

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