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Career Advice Simplified
from 7 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Charlotte B.
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Jean did a great job of transforming my three page resume into one page. She was responsive to my emails and phone calls. Together with my feedback she produced an end product that I was very happy with. I would highly recommend Jean for assistance with your resume writing.

Bettencourt Concepts LLC
from 2 reviews
    Thia L.
    Verified review

    Rick Bettencourt has been volunteering to help us at Manatee County Cultural Alliance in Bradenton with our bulk mails to our customers who visit our gallery. He does an outstanding job writing a newsletter for us to send out to the community and we receive great praise from his work. An amazing writer who delivers!

    Creative Collaterals
    from 2 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    Jennifer B.
    Verified review

    Scott is an amazing writer. He was able to take every one of my ideas and turn it into an informative blog post. Additionally Scott always produced the work on time and at a fair price. I would highly recommend Scott of Creative Collaterals!

    Dana Wood Writer
    from 2 reviews
      Bruce D.
      Verified review

      An excellent writer who is able to quickly grasp an idea and get it on paper in a readable form. Dana was able to take a draft I had and transform it into something much warmer and more engaging than I had been able to do. Strengths include being fast study and being able to write with a friendly intimate tone. Very easy to work with and highly professional.

      Rachel Staigerwald
      from 1 review
        Kaitlyn S.
        Verified review

        Rachel is a dependable writer and great at researching ideas for our blog posts. Thank you!


        Editor, writer with 40 years of newspaper experience, a wealth of creativity, and the time to devote to a project.


        I'm unique - spent years as a full-time writer/journalist in Manhattan. Just finished up a social media job in France.


        Penny Fletcher is a freelance writer with an extensive background in newspapers, magazines, web writing and books. Her proven creativity as a fiction writer and accuracy as a photojournalist and news reporter are evidenced by the many testimonials and awards on her website, Linked-In, and the sites for which she currently writes. Her books are proudly represented by agent Terrie Wolf, a.k.a Literary LLC, and she currently writes for The Observer News and Riverview Current, both of which have print and online editions. As a writer, editor and Bureau Chief, her background includes Amazon Books, Media General Communications, Inc., Sunbelt Newspapers and The Tampa Tribune. Now working exclusively with authors in every genre, she can help in any phase of your project from basic editing to manuscript development, scene setting, point-of-view, and writing natural dialogue. She explains each suggested change in detail; red-line edits full-length manuscripts with up-front fees beginning at $2 per page; and also prepares professional book proposals and writes press releases and jacket copy that can draw buyers' eyes to your book. She never charges authors for edits by the hour because authors - especially new ones - need to know exactly what they are spending before they begin a project and how much they must budget for it. Custom quotes for all services are done by contract before the work begins.


        Experience is the difference. It drives my professional skills and qualities. They have been tested in the crucible of the competitive marketplace for many years and by the rigorous expectations of hundreds of clients. Throughout my career, as a professional writer, editor, creative director and marketing and advertising consultant, I have developed much higher standards of vocabulary, grammar, syntax and punctuation; a knowledge base that has prepared me to assimilate easily new concepts, ideas and topics; the versatility to translate those concepts into any written form or media for any target audience; and the dependability of a senior-level professional who has delivered thousands of projects on time and on budget.


        I write highly technical articles describing how medical software billing works as well as doctor's office business software.


        Write and edit press releases, biographies, articles, blogs, books. Create social media and publicity campaigns.


        My work utilizes organic white hat and follows all rules to the letter to prevent your website from getting penalized by the search engines. In addition, I'm available to clients 24/7 and you will always speak with me directly.

        • 3 years in business

        Call me when you need a talented freelance writer, editor, or proofreader. Says one client, "I'm more than pleased, I'm elated at what you've done." Why? Toss me into a deadline-driven atmosphere and I'll write content people want to read, and polish dull copy till it shines. Need a business writer? I spent three years as a columnist and editor for a top financial news website, and another three years as marketing communications director for an Inc. 500 tech company. Award-winning writer/editor with experience across a variety of media and subject matter--including website copy, journalism, marketing, public relations, and documentation--ready to deliver the five-star results you need. Testimonials: "Beth, you nailed it!! This is exactly what we need!" -- PR client "Sweet mercy these are great!" -- Tagline client "I'm more than pleased, I'm elated at what you've done." -- Travel-writing client "Beth was perfect. She understood the job from the get go." -- Editing client "Beth, simply put: this article rules." -- SEO article client "Incredible is all I have to say!" -- Press release client "Thank you! Appreciate your urgency to complete the project." -- Editing client Expertise: - Top-notch editing and proofreading - Compelling articles - Slogans/taglines - Press releases - SEO content - Ghostwriting - Marketing communications - Brochures - Annual reports - Business plans - Naming - Competitive analysis - Product descriptions - Market research Education: - Georgetown University, Washington, DC - BA in English, cum laude; MA coursework in Writing


        My writing career started as a child, when I used to type out my own newspaper in my bedroom closet and pen my own (poorly written) poems. I’ve been writing and editing professionally for 16 years, a career that’s brought me from the basement of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (where I worked for Stagebill magazine) to the hallowed halls of the Kiplinger Washington Editors to my own home in Florida, where I now work on a freelance basis. I’ve interviewed celebrities (Gwyneth Paltrow, Tori Spelling, Tim Gunn), business owners, artists, interior decorators, athletes, professors, and chefs while working on stories about topics ranging from cooking and home decorating to marketing and green building. I know the right questions to ask to craft a story that’s interesting, lively, insightful, and well written. And my years spent working as an editor mean that I turn in copy that’s clean and grammatically correct (and can help clients edit the work of other writers as well). If you’re in need of a freelance writer or editor, I’d love to discuss how I can address those needs.


        I set up potential clients with designers or writers as well as maintain a search for general labor opportunities for myself and my colleagues.


        I currently teach part-time GED courses to young adults in the public schools of Manatee County. I have also taught grade/middle school. Additionally, I have tutored both in the public schools and privately Math, Lang. Arts, Social Studies, and Science. I will help you/your child with organizational skills and study skills as well.

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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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