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Communication is always key, so saying things well is important. I have a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Flint after specializing in writing, and I work as a writing tutor and a freelance writer and editor.

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I have functioned as a technical writer, feature writer and short descriptive writer for others...had a career in journalism and now work in IT.

  • 8 years in business
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I write articles on numerous topics. I enjoy researching and learning about new subjects. I am a retired nurse and I am especially interested in health/wellness/fitness. These three topics branch off into unlimited topics of interest for my clients. I charge $.05 cents per word depending upon the amount of research needed and the size of the article requested. If you desire a professional and creative style of writing I am ready to write for you and fill your need for quality articles.

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Freelance writer with 15 years experience. Ten years technical writing experience with multinational corporation. Honed writing and editing skills..

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Do you put off writing the law firm newsletter, brochure, web-page, press release, your biography, or other written marketing piece? I am sure the answer is yes. You know it's important to keep your name in front of your clients and available to prospective clients. You've gone to the marketing seminars coming away determined that this time you will get those materials written. But you have billable work to do. Your clients need you. I can help. I have been that attorney trying to write the press release at the end of the day and at a loss for words. Now a freelance writer, my goal is to enhance your image, improve your profit picture, and make your life easier. I offer the following services for the law firm: newsletter content, press releases, marketing brochure content, biographies, direct mail content, feature articles, marketing letters, web-page content and ghostwriting. I can also edit what you have written, making it more client friendly. I am confident I can make a valuable contribution to the overall effort. Give me a call. I take those writing tasks off your desk and you can go back to making money.

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I'm a professional writer and editor who spent 20 years working in the publishing industry. I have worked with new and seasoned authors to fine-tune their work for publication. I also have experience writing marketing copy and sales copy, as well as proofreading.

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Experience is key. Content is key. Success is key. I've worked at big agencies, small agencies and on my own. Knowing and keeping up with trends and information is extremely important. Most people believe they could do marketing on their own, and an awful lot of them try. How well they succeed - well, that's the difference.

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My clients enjoy being able to spend their time doing what they do best. They know when they hire me to write or edit their copy, it will be clean, concise, personal, professional, and on point.

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Experienced writer looking for freelance work. 20 years of experience with a diverse work history. Reliable and detail oriented.

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I am a writer and editor based in the Detroit area. My career began in college when I won a creative writing contest with a satire piece titled "How to Deal with Women." While the story did nothing to help my relationships, it did ignite a passion for creative projects that has only grown stronger. Since then, I've been dedicated to using the written word to communicate as effectively as I possibly can.

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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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