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Susie Writes
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ewa T.
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Outstanding, Thank You! I've used other copywriting services before, but Susie go above & beyond!

  • 13 years in business
Mark R.
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"I had the pleasure of working closely with Gretchen Kalwinski for nearly three years at TransUnion--and I can't say enough good things about her. Gret is a writer/editor super-pro who also happens to be really good people. At TU, she was an ace at creating all kinds of digital and print marketing content; she was our department's resident AP style guru and stingiest proofreader; she's a creative thinker with great business instincts; and she's the kind of generous colleague who might pop into your cube offering things like a) salted dark chocolate squares b) black-currant flavored stress-relief lozenges and c) cutting-edge SEO and email best practice insights. And that's just what she did in that one job. Having seen up close a lot of the other work she's done, I can also tell you she's unbelievably versatile. B2B corporate copywriter, editor in many places, arts/culture journalist, creative writing instructor....no matter the communication challenge, Gret nails it. P.S. I'm happy to talk on the phone or email, if you'd like to hear me rave more.

  • 8 years in business
Nik N.
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Solid work. Analyzed key words and writes content rich articles. Sometime it takes a few months for google to crawl and register but I’ve been extremely happy.

from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Lori S.
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Janlong Communications
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
Bobi S.
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I am delighted to recommend Jan Long Communications. Jan is easy to work with. She brings years of experience and professionalism to every project. She is an asset.

  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John W.
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Cory was exceptionally well-prepared and had immediate creative input. He was flexible and willing to meet on my terms. He had a friendly and open demeanor that made it easy to collaborate with him on my resume. His work was professional and delivered swiftly at a fair and reasonable cost. I would use Cory again and will be referring him to others.


High quality copy writing and editing services. I have a master's degree in journalism, 24 years of broadcast and print copy writing, and excellent history on time quality results.


I am a copywriting/copyediting business specializing in creating a feature- driven/benefits-laden marketing presentation written in a voice unique to you, the owner.


I bring a unique sense of creative flair to every project I take on with a deep understanding that the piece has to sell. The most important skill I bring to the table is my ability to create something from nothing. And it works!

  • 15 years in business

Bringing my more than 15 years of writing, design and web development experience to the table, I cater to small and medium-sized businesses and offer comprehensive services to meet their client communication needs. Any entrepreneur worth his salt knows time is an extremely valuable commodity. As such, I provide an unmatched level of customer service and professionalism to get jobs done quickly and efficiently. I don't like projects lingering on my desk any more than my clients do. That said, I also may need to take my time on certain projects to make sure they are done correctly and to the best of my ability. I will be reasonable with my clients upfront in regards to timelines so that expectations are set, and there aren't any surprises. I can work fast, cheap and well. Pick two. Here's a small sampling of what I can do for your company: * Website design/implementation * Copywriting/editing * Article/content creation * Creative web graphics * E-commerce and shopping cart solutions * MySQL database integration * Custom programming in PHP and much more! I provide results not excuses. I make it happen. Let me make it happen for your project today!


I provide creative and marketing support for advertising agencies, marketing firms and individual companies. Work with clients to conceptualize marketing plans and execute dynamic and persuasive content, in a variety of multi-media platforms, including SEO collateral (e-newsletters, e-blasts, headlines, blogs, and keyword research and implementation).


Freelance writer, editor, researcher, and analyst with more than 15 years experience conducting research and writing reports for CPG, litigators, and small businesses.


Need a writer for your next project? Get one that rocks! I have 6+ years of experience creating award-winning work for clients such as Kmart, Dow, GE, Johnson & Johnson, and more. Now, I want to use that experience to help build your brand. Contact me today! I'm located in the midwest, but can work remotely when necessary.


My duties are, providing my (writing expertise) and service to my potential clients, to increase their sales volume...and products. As a copywriter, I'll : use my marketing strategies, experience- and professionalism, by writing strong content... to "increase productivity." You the clients, are always first, you are the most important...when you're HAPPY I'm happy! If you're are not completely satisfied...the first time, then I'll write over until you are please. That's my guarantee. I go my out for my clients, cause they the life blood. Plus, we're helping each other! As a copywriter I write - - type of marketing material, but not limited, to other content! I have 10 years of writing experience. Category: for instant, I write: Sales Letters, Case Studies, Brochures, Speeches, Annual Reports, Fundraising Letters/packages, Direct Mail letters, / direct Response letters, pamphlets, News- Letters, Press Release, ads, B2B,/ B2C, Letters.


I specialize in writing that works -- real, down-to-earth and compelling words that your customers will love. I want you to be inspired and thrilled by the writing you receive. I listen to my client's needs carefully and craft a message accordingly. Having a Master's degree from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, I am well-positioned to craft your copy.


As a marketer, I look at data and stories to inform my writing. I help you to build the persona of who I am writing for and what is going to make them take action.


Scary good copywriter and market strategist. Copy work includes print media, on-line, and on-air scripts. Highly creative with a very conversational style of writing.


Besides my strategic insights and creative problem-solving chops that are a result of my years writing at several of America's top ad agencies as well as a global bank's in-house agency, I am a skilled storyteller thanks, in part, to my background as a playwright and professionally-trained Improv artist.


I’m a published professional writer with a background in marketing and design, and I’d love to help with your project. With more than five years of advertising industry experience in writing and editing, I’m quick, accurate, and concise. I’m also experienced with improving the writing of others, and have edited everything from resumes and cover letters to long-form essays and narrative journalism. I received a B.A. in Journalism from Columbia College and studied graphic design in the continuing studies program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My services include the following: * Press releases * Blog posts * Web copy * E-mail campaigns * SEO strategy * Digital marketing * Resume writing * Career guidance * Business cards, marketing flyers, brochures, and newsletters logos * Corporate branding

  • 28 years in business

I presell and motivate clients and prospects. I do copywriting, editing and proofreading and provide creative marketing strategies. I'm a team player.

  • 12 years in business

Marie Hale Ramos, owner and marketing visionary behind Lipstic Logic, has been an entrepreneur and supporting entrepreneurs for more than 15 years. Her innovative style and technical skills have empowered more than 50 business owners to a higher level of success in the past five years alone, and she shows no signs of stopping. Marie was raised in Sin City itself and moved to Chicago at 17 to start her life on her own terms. She opened her first business at the age of 22, was the youngest woman to be promoted to the level of executive managing director within eWomenNetwork at the age of 25, and has added more than seven prestigious professional awards to her catalog since then. She currently serves as the assistant director for the Chicago Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and is proud to donate her time and effort to building the LGBT community. She is a black belt-certified Sales Results, Inc. graduate and now travels the country speaking on a variety of business topics. Her areas of core genius are the following: * Time management and prioritization * Client relationship management systems * Image and presentation skills * Market communication and strategy * LGBT community Marketing strategies * Mommy market strategies * Copywriting * Public speaking * Sales "I believe that entrepreneurs can save the world - if they can save themselves first. Find your genius - and then delegate, duplicate and automate! Do what you do best and create processes for the rest."

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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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Chicago, IL

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    Ghostwriting, Academic
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  • Amount of work
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    My story is about my childhood abuse.
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