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Debra Peryea
from 5 reviews
    Christina S.
    Verified review

    It's a blessing when you work well with someone professionally, and have a ton in common, personally. Her clean writing style and knowledge of SEO is an asset to any business. I look forward to using her services more extensively, as my business grows.

    Kelly Waters
    from 2 reviews
      Russ S.
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      Kelly is a writer for The Wayne Independent newspaper in Honesdale, PA. She does an excellent job writing about local events and organizations. She is also a very passionate writer, as can be seen her column "Still Waters Run Deep", where she discusses important topics like autism awareness. Whenever I meet people in the community, they always have positive things to say about Miss Waters and how she covers all local organizations and events important to the community. One organization that appreciates her work a lot is the Lake Ariel Fire Company. I've heard the members of that fire company thank her multiple times for spending the time to cover this important organization in the community. Miss Waters has also recently finished a leadership course for upcoming leaders in Wayne county. She was chosen to participate in this leadership course due to her leadership skills and community involvement with her own non-profit organization, Bowling For Autism. I highly recommend Kelly Waters because of her passion for writing, community involvement and positive attitude. She would make a great addition to any team.

      Get a Story with Me!
      from 2 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      Heidi G.
      Verified review

      I've hired Candice 4 or 5 times to help our company write. She's very quick, and accommodating.

      • 11 years in business
      • 6 hires on Thumbtack
      Jessica A.
      Verified review

      Rabbi Kolakowski translated our ketuba for our wedding and we were very happy with the results. He was timely, professional, affordable, and made sure to customize according to our wants and needs. Very pleasant experience!


      Passion and profressionalism


      Are you harboring a need to be used? Do you want to be the one they all talk about? Do you dream of causing the next consumer contagion? Stand out, shout out, strike a prose that's unforgettable! Put Said Write on your team to articulate your potential, your product, your idea, your business, your research, and your written you. Simple, impeccable, intuitive writing and editing for all your communicative needs — resumes, letters, essays, biographies, mission statements, research articles and more. University level English plus heavy science /math background and financial market experience divided by constant unusual life observations equals outstanding writs that are custom-crafted for you. Call or email for a free consultation.


      My goal is to help your business grow. I will do a business plan for you as well as edit your documents. My experience in the newspaper industry for 20 years includes proofing and marketing. I've worked with large and small businesses in the Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott, Ithaca and Elmira areas.


      I provide the following services: * Medical Transcription - fast turnaround time (pathology reports and medical history) * Resume Writing * Editing - professional textbooks (certified medical assistant program) * Research - medical advertising and master's degree students (thesis Papers)


      I am a freelance writer part time from home... Writing is my passion. I have been writing for about 10 years although have been doing it as a profession for a short amount of time.


      legal research, legal writing, legal documents prep, trial prep Investigation, confidential and private investigation, special security. Been apart of the legal Industry since 1989.


      With 20 years of teaching, writing, and editing experience, I have everything you need to have a polished final draft!


      Although I do not have a business, I am willing to proof read any kind of document(s) for clients. Depending on the type of article, I am also willing to do some writing as well.


      I am a Proficient writer/editor with 5+ years of professional experience.


      My work stands out because unlike others in my prospective field I can write about anything. I've seen very grim and unfair things throughout my life. I feel this gives me an edge with writing.


      I do transcription for doctors and hospitals per diem. I also offer resume services with a cover letter and reference letter. I am a former owner and operator of Transcriptions by Lisa and a full resume service.


      I deliver writing, editing, proofreading, and other "outside the box" services. I will work with you to develop and understand your needs to ensure your message gets through loud and clear! I prefer to work virtually but can come to you if the need arises.


      I am a published children's author and high school language teacher. I have marketing, creative writing and editing experience. I have experience working with non-profits.


      My forte is writing and editing. I'm flexible when it comes to what you need me to do. I am excellent at proofreading documents such as essays or manuscripts. I can give constructive criticism and helpful suggestions in a positive and friendly manor. I can write articles, reviews, informational content, vivid descriptions, and anything you need me to, honestly. In the past I have written articles for an architecture review website. I have also worked as a copy editor at a newspaper, and I've tutored peers in essay construction.


      My work stands out because I offer a perspective like almost no other person can, having been through all that I have.

      • 8 years in business

      I have been working in the nonprofit sector my entire career. Currently, I am looking for side projects to help individuals and organizations maximize their fund-raising potentials. Whether it be consulting, grant writing, strategic planning or special events, I would be happy to help you and your cause!


      I offer medical transcription, writing letters, proofreading, copy editing, resumes, research, and tutoring. I have 28 years of experience in the medical field specializing in oncology and Alzheimer's. I was also an instructor for vocational/tech schools. I taught certified medical assistant and certified nursing assistant programs on the clinical level. I taught and tutored students in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical law and ethics. I love research and tutoring. It is extremely satisfying when a student finally figures out what you are talking about. You see this great big smile and even hugs for helping them to understand. I was and am always available to the student who needed extra help. I never give up a student. I will stay with them to the bitter end, if it means they will graduate. This is why all my students in both areas of instruction had a 100% graduation rate.

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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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