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Amber Deyo
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    Beverly T.
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    My experience with Amber was of immeasurable value to me. I learned an amazing amount from working with her. I witnessed high level creativity together with an integrated knowledge of how things work, especially in the area of graphic design. Her projects are always comprehensible, on point, and pleasing to the eye. As a writer and editor, I was very happy with the assistance she gave me in getting a book of my own completed. I always found Amber willing to go the extra mile to get an assignment completed on time. I would recommend her for any writing, editing, or graphic design project. Beverly Taggart, musician, healer, and author of "Family Skills Notebook" and "This. Was. Not. In. The Plan."

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    Editor, Proofreader, Resumé Builder, Ghostwriter, Writing Coach, Internet Marketer Education Columbia University New York, New York MFA Recipient: Woolrich Fellowship UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California BA *Edited and published 250 trade books (non-fiction, fiction, memoir, essays, drama, poetry) *Edited and proofread more than 10,000 essays and articles *Ghostwrote a nationally syndicated column *Created bestselling internet book launches for Amazon.com and B&N.com *Coached, edited, and published hundreds of writers and authors including seven Pulitzer Prize winners, four National Book Award winners, a Nobel laureate, and five U.S. Poet Laureates, as well as writers in mid-career and beginners Testimonials “Robert is an inspiring editor, full of poetic encouragement, and with a sharp eye for structure, grammar and tone. His quick turn-a-rounds and schedule reliability were a refreshing professional plus.” —Allen Ross Hicks—The Illusion Lesson “I never fully appreciated the special attention you gave my projects until I worked with other publishers and editors. Thank you!” --Annie Finch, Director of Stone Coast M.F.A. program, Maine. “It’s likely that this play (The Darker Face of the Earth) would never have seen the light of day without you, Robert. Thank you!” --- Rita Dove, U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize “Thank you for your wonderful mentoring.” --Valerie Schmidt “A well-guided trip opens new vistas, which you did for me. The session with you gave me perspectives and approaches and provided a rhythm to unknown potentials and made them accessible.” --Peter Hjersman “Your gentle, humorous and positive approach really brings out the good stuff in people.” --Christy Davis, Adult Services Librarian, Klamath County Library Service District

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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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