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Pittsburgh Creative Writers

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The Write Stuff
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly G.
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Bill is the consummate writing professional — he attentively listens, asks the right questions, and then quickly develops a narrative to achieve your desired messaging. Although I have worked with Bill on many projects, I have not stopped being impressed by his comprehensive writing abilities.

  • 4 years in business
John P.
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Barbaro Studios did an absolutely great job with our Website. They are very knowledgeable and creative which gave our organization great ideas and many options to present the look we wanted... I would recommend Barbaro Studios to anyone that is looking for a designer for their future business needs.

PUNCH Creative, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Karen C.
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Above and beyond expectations! I used Danny Evans of Punch Creative to write ad copy for a sell sheet on very short notice. He asked all the right questions in our initial project discussion and is clearly an experienced strategic thinker and marketer. His copy was powerful and well-written, with a headline that jumped off the page. There is no doubt the man has creative talent and is a solid writer, but what makes him so much more valuable as a copywriter is that he also went the extra mile to understand the client, delivered more than promised and met a tight deadline. I can’t wait to work with him again.

Brkich Design Group
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi H.
Verified review

Fresh perspective. Creative ideas. Awesome design. Brkich Design Group offers excellent graphic design services and experience. They provide unique insights and suggestions for marketing and growing small businesses, with a particular passion for main street businesses…providing the “out-of-the-box” thinking and action that busy business owners need! Cassie and team continually move our business forward!

RelyOn Creative
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zachary B.
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My experience with RelyOn Creative couldn't of been better. We got a logo designed and they were so flexible with adjustments to the logo. RelyOn Creavive was so quick to work with but also patient. When I had to get something approved on my end she was always patient but would check in to make sure all was going well. It was a pleasure to work with such a professional company.

staci b
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Shelley W.
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Wonderful to work with. Staci has great ideas, insights, and expressive creative writing that is joyful to read

CL Consulting Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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Cathy is a work horse! She is both the consummate professional and authentic in her connection with people. In her critique of writing, she uses her keen insight (I call it a “gut intelligence”) helping clients flush out and streamline their projects. Her attention to detail and experience make her an invaluable asset! Amy McKay Butler, Creative Freelance Writer and Professional Counselor

D. Koehler Creative
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
Mimi A.
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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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I have designed and created resumes that effectively sell a client to potential employers. My client base is global and covers all industries.

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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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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.

  • 3 years in business
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My work stands out, because there is an honesty in my writing. I am value driven and morally responsible. When I write, I am not just trying to sell a product, I am trying to establish memorable emotional connections.

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I'm a full-time freelance writer and editor who brings her years of experience in print and online media to work to meet customers' needs. My specialties are news, blog article writing and longer features. In addition, I write newsletters, web page content and much more. My customers love that I provide entertaining, accurate articles quickly and I never miss a deadline!

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We specialize in creative writing and content development, creative audio development, and creative consulting. Our capabilities include writing for all media, with emphasis on web content. We also serve as a source of original music, and we offer expertise in professional audio recording, with emphasis in voice overs, editing and mixing. We also offer creative consulting and graphic design capabilities with extensive experience in marketing counsel, web site development, advertising strategy development, sales, marketing, and training collateral development, and creative resource and production management.

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I have more than 10 years experience in the following areas: Editing - copy editing, proofreading, overall content, style and usage Writing - press releases, reports, fact sheets, articles I have experience as a journalist, editor, editor-in-chief, publisher and public relations director in both the private and public sectors.

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I willing to be part of a cultural and political think tank. I also offer cultural conversation. I used to be a coach in this matter when a lived in my country. I would Like offer my skills to help you to improve your Spanish conversation. Could be by phone and via Skype. I willing to be part of a think tank

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I write/edit technical, creative, and expository copy, just to name a few. I also have 2+ years experience technical writing/editing, and 8+ years freelance writing/editing.

  • 19 years in business
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Traffic Effect is a boutique Internet marketing firm that through creative design, social media marketing and search engine optimization techniques will take your business to the next level.

  • 47 years in business
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Pragmatic, immediate results.

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With over 20 years of Human Resources Management, I am qualified to recognize the format and language employers look for when sourcing for applicable candidates.

  • 6 years in business
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I write advertising copy that converts. High-octane, window-shoppers-to-loyal-customers ads, sales letters, video scripts, radio spots, and commercials. Nothing cutesy...no superbowl, water-cooler ads - just words that sell.

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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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