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Writepro serves clients and individuals with content that works--in customized articles, content, news items, blog posts and marketing communications, for print or Internet. More than 20 years' experience in business, education and arts brings you wide experience, professional know-how and effective results. Flexible, reliable, and available to work with you online, or by phone, fax or email. Free consult for further information.

  • 28 years in business
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I bring a very wide range of experience, from writing feature stories for regional publications like "Boston" and magazines like "People," to the creativity and professionalism required as a marketing team member for companies like Fidelity, Jack Morton, State Farm, and Harvard University. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the resourcefulness and creativity required by a small, fast-moving boutique B2B agency run by a talented designer who best ideas spring from an off-the-wall sense of humor..From this diverse background I have acquired an instinctive "feel" for quality work that meets the individual needs of clients large and small.

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I am a designer, photographer, and writer based out of Eureka Illinois. I specialize in photography and content creation.

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I have a knack for combining meticulous analysis with storytelling to get to the bottom of complex subject matter in a way that is both insightful and entertaining,

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I place a high emphasis on Customer Service, versus profitability. I stay current on the many changes going on in this business, which is very important to the customer. I have noticed that many other providers may have had excellent training in the past, but now they are behind on current trends and strategies.

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I am a content and communications professional with 10 years experience developing materials for startups to Fortune 500. I have extensive experience in creating, organizing and streamlining content---I'm also fast. Marketing and Communications Communications Kits - copy blocks, messaging, elevator pitches, audience maps, templates, banners, icons, release schedules, style guides Messaging Packages � internal and external audiences, exec comms, message maps Editorial Writing - cover stories, articles, press releases, newsletters, ghost writing Plans - project, program, communications, change management, social media Technical Writing Help Content - contextual, in-app, pop-ups, error messages, customer service auto responses (KANA), FAQs Training Materials - manuals, reference materials, tutorials, VoDs, flow charts, instructions, templates Business Case - case studies, white papers, surveys, process flows Web - redesigns, information architecture analysis, style guidelines

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I'm a writer/teacher/editor with extensive experience. I have taught various populations, including college students, adult learners, ESL students, and grade school/high school students. As a creative writer specializing in creative nonfiction, I draw from trauma theory, postcolonial theory, queer theory, critical race theory, and disability studies in my writing endeavors. In both my vocations, I strive to make a positive and enduring contribution to the world.

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I am a part time newspaper editor and writer. I have written stories and articles for magazines and have a child's book published. I love to read and proofread other people's work. I also index records on-line for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be used for researching family history, which I have done for years. I love doing research through on-line records and web-sites searching out my family history.

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I hold a minor in Writing from Bradley University. I am a funded Grant Writer, and published editorial writer. I have sixteen years experience writing government reports.

  • 10 years in business
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Exceptional transcription and writing services. Experience in many fields: corporate, education, arts, media, journalism and others.

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We custom build applications and web based produts for what you want it to do, not automated options like generic sites. We will come to you and meet and visualize your needs.

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My passion and the amount of time I am willing to spend on a project to make it perfect.

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Just breaking into the area of freelance writing and data entry organization. I have a BS in Education with a concentration in English, let me put my skills to work for you.

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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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