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Experienced former University professor- I can help you bring out the best in your project, research, grant or business. Whether you need a little support or coaching, or a full-blown research rescue, I work with students, academic, technical, and business professionals on editing/writing, research project development, granting, and data analysis to provide that "boost" you may need for your project, dissertation, or research. I have 25+ years in academic research and as a teacher, writer/editor, and consultant. I engage with my clients' goals and understand how I can best meet their needs—I live by my motto, your success is my success. I can help you take projects cradle to grave. I provide high quality work with satisfaction guaranteed. All work with clients is kept confidential. Please see below for the category of services that may fit your needs. For students: I have work with hundreds of students to help them at all stages of research and across academic disciplines including business, education, social sciences, biological sciences, engineering, and other fields. I have deep experience in the research process to help students on most any topic-- I can support you at every step and stage. I can coach you with written and verbal feedback to help develop proposals and other types of research documents. I can perform editing from proofreading, line and copy editing, developmental writing support and coaching to improve your writing skills. I also provide help with presentations and public speaking. I can help you with data analysis and integrate your analysis with the writing of research results. I have experience as a graduate admissions chair and I can help with developing your applications, essays, and scholarships or grants. Sorry but I do not work with fiction, self-help, essays, and personal stories, and with high school students. Skills: I am an APA and MLA editor and grant writer for government as well as private sources. I can support quantitative and qualitative data analyses. I work with SPSS and Sigma Plot with expertise in most inferential statistics including many forms of regression analyses & structural equations modeling, analyses of variance, and non-parametric. For academic professionals: I assist faculty in preparing publications, grants, CVs and job application packages. I will help take the load off of you with some writing and data analysis support. I also coach English writing skills for those who first language is not English. Business and nonprofit professionals: I can help with your writing, granting, and fact finding needs. Proof and edit your business materials, such as marketing and training materials. Let me help you find new ways to train and communicate new information to your employees—my 30 years in education can support you in finding ways to reach your employees. I can work with anyone on resumes or CVs for students, academic and other professionals. Most of my clients are graduate students with research projects and professionals with technical documents, research papers, and data analysis. I build relationships with clients and know that when we work together, I am here for you. My most rewarding experiences as a consultant, teacher, and researcher comes from knowing that students and professionals had succeeded in their projects. I do provide insight, interventions, and alternatives for projects and career advice where changes in direction are needed. If my work is not to your satisfaction, I will make it right for you free of charge!See more

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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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