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Kirkwood Writers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Crissy R.
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I am very pleased with Julie. She is very professional, works with you every step. works in time line that works best for me. I would recommend her services to other writers anytime. I think i found a great editor for future writing as well. Thank you Julie.

Say It Like You Mean It
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget M.
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Phil helped me with editing and business writing; specifically presentations and press releases. He was prompt, responsive, and thorough. He asked thought provoking questions that helped shape the content and focus of the material so that it got right to the heart of the issues that mattered to my target audience. He is a uniquely talented / gifted writer I would highly recommend for your next project. Easy to work with and well worth the investment! Thank you, Phil!

Steve the Word Guy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael R.
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Steve is an excellent writer with the ability to absorb new information and topics and make whatever he's writing about easy to understand. And he does it in a concise fashion that is a real relief from the overblown writing that is so common these days. In other words, he doesn't write for himself, he writes for the audience. He is highly recommended.

Write On Time
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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Cindy was my editor for my first self-published book, "Ride On!" and she has helped me tremendously on making my story come alive. Since I am not a writer by trade, she worked with me on skills I needed to improve, offered many suggestions, and mostly spent time with me. I highly recommend her for your writing and editing purposes.

Venhaus Creative
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Maureen H.
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Lynn Venhaus is a good writer. She's creative, energetic and full of good ideas. She is fun to work with and her enthusiasm is contagious.

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I offer top-notch writing, editing and media outreach, using targeted media placement to generate third-party credibility for my clients.

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I am an author, writer and editor with more than 20 years experience. I am the editor of a quarterly magazine and have edited several books for publication as well as had a book of my own published by a publishing company. I have been an independent writer for many types of clients including newspapers, magazines, corporate communication, newsletters, etc.

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Thirty years experience as an editor and technical writer on textbooks and course materials for a professional trade association, the Appraisal Institute, in Chicago, Illinois. I write and edit using Microsoft Word. I have a Master's degree plus extended graduate work in English and have taught literature and composition at the university and college level. I am seeking freelance editorial or writing assignments and am eager to bring my expertise and experience to your project.

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I am a skilled writer, publicist and communications strategist who understands how to effectively leverage traditional and new media to connect businesses with the individuals and organizations most important to them.

  • 4 years in business
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I take time with the work that I am given to make sure it is the best possible for the client, pertaining to the specifications and guidelines given. I work closely with clients to make sure that they are pleased with the work I am doing for them and to rectify any problems as soon as they arise.

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Provides writing and editing for online content. Five years of experience writing for nonprofits and expanding client base.

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Passion, care and love for what I became as a well rounded writing. As a writer, you must have that love of given that client who came to you a product of the heart.

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Writer of plays, children's stories, eulogies, poems. Love to write and willing to help others with editing, creative writing, copy, proof reading. Graduate of Boston University. Edited Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, edited books for Cooperating School District. Wrote film, Build Better Bone Now with Dairy Foundation.

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I have a B.A. in Journalism and a strong background in English usage and grammar. I was a reporter and photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat. I copy edited my stories and the stories of others. I'm reading some newspaper stories by Hemingway and I edit his usage. I mentally copy edit everything for usage and punctuation--newspapers, magazines, signs and billboards. "Maybe" and the apostrophe are misused more than they are used correctly I'm based in Collinsville, Ill., near St. Louis.

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I'm available to edit novels, short stories, fiction/non-fiction, etc. This can be a basic edit or something more involved, depending on what you need. These services start at $1 per page. I also do ghostwriting and have no problem doing this as a 'job for hire' so that you can put your name on the project. I write articles for websites on many subjects, but my specialty is health-related articles about how to stay healthy naturally with good nutrition and vitamins. I've been writing/editing for 20+ years and have had five historical romances published as well as a non-fiction book about health matters.

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I write and promote Christian novels that have received many awards and great reviews. My stories offer wholesale entertainment.

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Unlike some writers, I have a background in creative fiction writing. Telling a story and engaging with the audience is second nature, and an audience is more receptive to copy when it flows, not sells. This makes my writing very comfortable to the reader, allowing for the message or information to be retained easier.

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My master's degree in history combined with a love of writing gives me both the technical skill and the passion necessary to write and edit large documents. I also write fiction, primarily in the sci-fi genre.

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I have written 5 novels and 2 screenplays. I know how to communicate via the written word.

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I work with small and medium-sized businesses to write kick-ass landing pages, e-newsletters, and blog posts to help them connect with their customers. I also work with agencies and media outlets, writing articles, blogs, reviews and other content.

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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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