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McKeesport Writers

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Erin P.
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Greg E.
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Erin was prompt, attentive to writing the resume. Had a quick turnaround on receiving the resume and cover letter.

The Write Stuff
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike N.
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Bill Heufelders writing style consistently grabs the reader’s attention through a knack of totally understanding the key details and facts provided using his powerful level of observation without much effort needed from the interviewee for a truly easy button service experience. From there, Bill is exceptional at communicating the article’s goal in a way that definitely resonates with our readers by producing the ultimate result of generating solid leads and new orders. Bill’s articles over the years on various topics helped us double our business at Eaton Corp. as an integral part of our marketing team’s success when I worked as Marketing Director for the Healthcare and Institutions segment. You can trust that Bill will take the intended communication to a level beyond your expectations with creativity in an article that will hook your audience for guaranteed growth, all in an extremely easy to work with business experience. Mike Nittoli- Sales Manager, Eaton Corporation

CL Consulting Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Adriane D.
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Cathy was fantastic to work with. She is timely and super efficient. She also isn't afraid to ask questions. I will be sure to use her again for more grants. I highly recommend her for any grant writing your organization may have. Very fair pricing too.

Phillip Scott Chappel
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Barbara C.
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Phillip treated me with respect and was very professional.  I have used his writing services numerous times and for various projects.  Phillip has always exceeded my expectations and over delivered.  I would recommend his writing services because he is professional and his work is top-notch. Thank you Barb.

WordNerd
5.0
from 1 review
    Brad B.
    Verified review

    Sylvia revamped my resume and wrote my bio for an induction ceremony and both were very well done. I will have Sylvia do more writings for me in the future.

    D. Koehler Creative
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 19 years in business
    Mimi A.
    Verified review

    In my experience Debbie has always been forthright and honest. She is quick to respond to requests and has always been available for questions.

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    Creative and/or technical writing assistance for all occasions: pamphlets, manuals, advertisements, poems, short stories, slogans, music / film reviews, event reporting, journalistic endeavors... at insanely affordable rates. I am a writer; I love to write.

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    I have over 20 years experience of news and magazine writing. As a former English teacher have excellent grammar and spelling. Wrote freelance articles for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mercy Hospital, Mt. Lebanon News. Wrote full time for Pensacola News Journal, Observer-Reporter and Gateway Press. I will return project promptly and meet with you if needed.

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    I am a professional writer, editor and graphic designer with 20+ years of experience and a Master's Degree in my craft. I specialize in creating a professional and profitable image through written word and clean design. This includes: speech and presentation writing/coaching; ad design and media buying; business letters and brochures; small business grants and executive summaries; program production for corporate and non-profit events; promotional materials (logos, signage, websites); and proofreading and editing work of all kinds. I am honest and hardworking professional with an impeccable reputation who takes pride in my ability to help clients fulfill their dreams for themselves and their business.

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    I can help you write anything from a resume to a college essay. I'm in college myself and enjoy the practice.

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    I OFFER PERSONALIZED CONSULTATION: My work is tailored to your writing and language needs. We can work in the depth that you choose, whether you prefer a quick turnaround or a one-on-one discussion to clarify and rework your writing, or in-depth practice for an interview or presentation. I will work as a guide when needed and can provide analysis and commentary beyond the basics. Happy to provide a sample page or to have a quick chat about how we will work together prior to starting.

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    I will help you edit your original copy, or help you fine tune your web content for online publication. Need that extra pair of eyes to proofread your essay, or resumé? I stand ready to assist you. Unsure how to spell a particular word, or use it in the correct context? Simply ask. Consider me your pocket editor online!

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    I am an award-winning communications professional with more than a decade of experience perfecting the written word. I offer various levels of editing, ranging from a topline proof to catch grammar- and style-related errors to a more in-depth review to address content-related topics. I can help with your resume, cover letter, media pitch, copy for marketing materials or your website, speeches and more.

    • 10 years in business
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    Preach the Gospel, write articles, and perform weddings. I have been doing ministry since my teenage years and love to share the gospel. Love to share the special day known as the wedding and making it as stress free as possible for the participants.

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    Elayne Masters works with textbook and trade publishers, corporations, nonprofits, and individuals. Services: • original writing that is clear, concise, and accessible • a full range of editing services • manuscript development and coaching • research • interviewing Writing and editing projects: • Business and professional documents • Educational materials for Grades K-12, GED, and ABE: Student Edition lessons, Teachers’ Editions, ancillaries, and tests (including assessment items and correlations) • Fiction, including novels, short stories, children’s literature, and poetry • Nonfiction, including newspaper and magazine articles, essays, biographies, and memoirs Whether you’re writing for business, personal growth, or a passion for the written word, I will apply correct grammatical structure and stylistic consistency. If your report or article is dry or unfocused, your novel’s plot doesn’t transition smoothly, or your protagonist lacks personality, I can suggest changes or make revisions. If you’re not sure how to get the words from your head to the page, I can coach you through the writing process, or we can discuss your ideas and I can do the writing.

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    I can write the shine off an apple. But, too be more specific, my experience centers on travel exposition journalism and newspaper editing. Layout of photos and captions have been a constant in my professional pursuits.

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    If you want writing and editing that sizzles and achieves the results, we can help. We write and edit articles, resumes, reports, proposals, talking points and speeches. I look forward to telling your story and building a long term relationship.

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    I have excellent transcription skills, which include proofing and copyediting. I can also write content for anything, from product descriptions to business letters. I have medical and legal transcription background, and I can also translate to and from German.

    • 3 years in business
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    I think that everyone has their own writing style and many others could polish a resume to make it suitable but my experience is not simply correcting grammer and spelling. I have been in the work market of Information Technology supporting businesses. I am able to write concise and technically correct documentation whose aim is to effeciently guide the reader to the deepest understanding quickly. I do this with industry appropriate wording, in an easily readable form which targets the audience and engages them.

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    I believe in the power of storytelling. My previous projects have included writing for online and print publications as well as helping a client in Pittsburgh to edit and publish a two-part memoir.

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    I write. I edit. I design. Check my website, which is my portfolio. My work has been judged professionally as among the best.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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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