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Fred Wootan
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
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We are providers of online Insurance CE courses. Fred has authored numerous courses for us and even instructed our students through live interactive webinars. His courses have reached over 500 of our students through out New York State. In addition to being a great writer, Fred is highly dependable. We will continue to work with him for the foreseeable future.

ASAP Writing Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jill M.
    Verified review

    “Susan has helped me twice when I needed writing done on short deadlines. Her work is impeccable, punctual and reasonable. She is a godsend! If you need a ghost writer or editor, I strongly recommend ASAP Writing Services.

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    My strong work ethic produces solid results on or before deadlines. I communicate well with clients to solve problems that arise and accept feedback in the editing process. My attention to detail and ability to organize keep projects on track.

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    Over 14 years experience in traditional and digital marketing utilizing skills in both analytic and brand building with a passion for delivering optimal results. Experienced freelance writer, blogger, community moderator, and social media professional. My career history has included social media management, reputation management, channel management, customer service, virtual assistant, Internet marketing, affiliate marketing, community management, writing and blogging professionally. Experienced writer of online content and quoted expert on the topics of affiliate marketing, customer experience, customer service, blogging, social media, parenting, pop culture, mental, social and sexual health, diet and fitness. Specialties: Marketing plan development. Multi-media marketing strategy and implementation. Digital content strategy development and execution. Trend analysis, virtual leadership and community development are my strongest skills.

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    Over the past decade, I've worked remotely with clients in a variety of industries to create marketing copy and business communications, and to edit other writers' work. I'd love the chance to help you with your next newsletter, brochure, sales letter, press release, feature article, product description, or radio script. Need an editor to guarantee quality control of your content and communications? I can help with that, too. Call on the "word nerd" today!

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    My name is James Lampe and I have just recently graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. Since graduation, I have had articles published for Substream Music Press (a magazine carried by Barnes and Noble and Borders) and I have worked as a freelance copy editor for several companies. I am trained in professional writing and journalism, and I am very competent with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Adobe InDesign. I am available for any freelance writing or editing. I charge $7 a page for editing work, and my price for writing will vary depending on the project. My contact information is listed below.

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    I understand and apply grammar rules, correct spelling and punctuation, and phrasing.

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    I'm a professional writer with 20 years of experience. I can help you with all your writing and editing needs, whether it be books, articles, press releases, public relations, or school assignments. I excel at grammar, content organization, spelling, and sentence structure. As a newspaper writer, I also know how to write for the public. My record for accuracy and honesty is unblemished. I'm also a friendly, easy-going person who gets along with others.

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    Secretarial services. 80 wpm typing (MSWord); also shorthand. B.A. English. Excellent editing, grammar and proofreading skills. I would not mind doing a little bit of free-lance editing, writing, public relations, etc. to market your business or showcase your business in its best light. Courteous, respectful, diligent. Past legal secretary (D.C. firm), Capitol Hill experience, lobbying exposure; hail from Northern Virginia. Some experience working for a federal defense contractor.

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    I am a writer, editor, proof-reader and layout/design artist. Available for contract work, traditional job offers and scheduled production work.

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    A retired professor, my writing skills include resumes, essays, copywriting, editing screenplays and manuscripts as well as publishing guidelines. Affordable rate!

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    I help interested people to get started with writing careers. I am a published playwright and researcher.

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    I enjoy writing and editing work for others. I have taken over 90 credit hours at Ivy Tech in various coursework.

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    All Things Literary. Best Selling Author, Book Publishing, Public Speaking Events, Workshops & Much More.

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    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.
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    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.
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    • 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.

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