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  • 8 years in business

My work is created through spirit and the way I feel inside and out and a lot of ppl relate to me and I understand pretty much every situation ppl provide and my drawing isn't perfect but its pretty awesome and if I need to my sister is an amazing artist she took art in school and placed 1st in the art fair sever times.


WaunForth writing was established in 2015 in Parsons, Kansas. Our team is ready to help you with any writing project you can throw at us!


I have 20+ years of writing for several newsletters, a published essay in a published book called You Will Dream New Dreams. I have developed several newsletters for children and youth with disabilities. I also have done inspirational writings and published poems, research into information and articles for newsletters, blogging, essay, and article publishing. I enjoy being creative and thinking outside the box in my writing.


I have 30 years experience in writing and editing. Let me ensure that your message is clear, interesting and grammatically correct. Don't be like Mercedes, which bragged that it's coupe had "less doors."


I have my bachelor's degree in Journalism and extensive writing experience. I have written promotional, educational, and related materials for diverse groups including non-profits, governmental groups, schools, newspapers, and service groups. I have also taught writing skills to all ages. I truly love what I do and would love to help you with any writing needs.


I am a freelance writer with an MFA in writing from UCO. I have references that will attest to my productivity, organization, and ability to meet deadlines.

  • 3 years in business

I have over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring employees. I know what employers are looking for; therefore, I will use my writing skills to showcase your unique abilities.

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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:

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