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. Since January 2021 over $300,000 raised including a September 2021 $200,000 grant win for a client. 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 $360. For writing support (fiction and non-fiction editing), I have helped someone complete a novel and worked 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!
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Hired 41 times

Serves Washington, DC

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4 years in business

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Robin T.
Jul 6, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Deirdre's expertise and skill in grant writing provided an informed approach to each individual grant, targetting the interests of the grantmaker and meeting the needs of our organization.

Details: Writing • Grant writing • Education • 10,000 - 30,000 words • A variety of projects • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Erin G.
Aug 4, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

She was very easy to work with, did her research on the grant and made sure that we included everything they would wanted.

Details: Writing • Grant writing • 10,000 - 30,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Dora T.
Aug 26, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

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.

Details: Writing • Editing • Proofreading • Grant writing • Education • 2,000 - 10,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Alfred B.
Jul 14, 2020
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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!

Details: Writing • Editing • Proofreading • Copyediting • Formatting and fact checking • Substantive or developmental editing • Scientific / medical papers and journals • Grant writing • Healthcare • 10,000 - 30,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Mamadou D.
Apr 21, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

She went above and beyond my expectations. She is very professional and knows her job well. I would highly recommend her....

Details: Writing • Substantive or developmental editing • Grant writing • Non-profit • 2,000 - 10,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Deirdre Evans-Pritchard

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

    Hourly rate: $60 per hour if editing your work and $72 per hour if writing full grants, discounted by 5% for contracts that extend beyond three 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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