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Stancy Merwin, MLIS
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Edward M.
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Stancy was very effective in consolidating my work experiences into a one page resume that really highlighted what I've done in my career and where I want to go. She is a very good listener and understands the best way to make an impression on hiring managers across multiple industries. I feel that it was worthwhile for the price and valuable in helping move my career forward.

KiKeara Image Group
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Biena M.
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Kikeara has molded me into the entrepreneur I am today. I have learned so much and the services that were povided were excellent. I am grateful for every opportunity.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gary F.
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Nicholas possesses an exceptional grasp of written expression. Writing and conveying thoughts and vision to the reader is his passion. His command of writing is missing in so many folks in today's world. He can help them bridge that gap.


If you want beautiful words that are uniquely designed for you and your partner. Allow me to listen to your story, values and interests to develop your vows. If you want a special poem that describes your love that you want to share with the world; we can accomplish that for you. I am a poet, storyteller and writer who embraces all love. My pricing is reasonable and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget.


I am a writer and editor. I can clean up your messiest writing with concise prose. I can also write it for you! I love crafting stories and product descriptions and consulting on resumes and cover letters. I'm also a graphic designer who can help with your layout needs for specific projects.


Editing. writing, screenwriter, resume writing, movie director, artist, movie producer, blogger and novelist.


I write poetry and things that are realistic and heartfelt. I do it in a way that is very relatable to the reader. I am looking to submit my writings.


I have been an Editor and Writer for over ten years. I work in both Technical Industry and Creative Fiction.


You're looking for a freelance writer, but let's face it... You need the hand of an award-winning Marketing Communications, Advertising, and PR Professional! Fact is, most of the freelance writers out there are nothing more than... well... freelance writers. ​

  • 1 year in business

I am a freelance writer, trained in broadcast copywriting. Charleston, South Carolina is my home and my inspiration. My specialties include copy editing and proofreading, along with any long-form content you may desire.


I have worked as a Technical Writer/Editor for over 22 years. I would love the opportunity to be your editor/writer.


Dedicating fifteen years to a career in the hospitality industry, Barbie Perkins-Cooper is a talented, award-winning writer of screenplays, non-fiction, travel, food, business, and technical writing. Writing has been her passion since an early age of elementary school. Attending a travel writers workshop in 2004, she decided to target travel publications, specializing in hospitality, food and wine, luxury hotels, and travel guides. She has published numerous articles for regional, trade, health and beauty and travel publications. Recognizing her love for culinary and hospitality, she started a pursuit into travel writing when her career in hospitality education was downsized in June 2005. In August 2006, she attended the prestigious Travel Media Showcase, held in Fayetteville, NC. Travel Media Showcase provides a qualified selection of travel journalists the opportunity to meet with domestic and International travel representatives. Ms. Perkins-Cooper is intrigued by the unique characters she meets while traveling. Her stories and photographs target the flavors of food and wine, hospitality, adventure, theater, and the many fascinating events that take place on her journeys. Recent travel articles include stories in Texas Co-op Power, Buick B Magazine, Reunions, Blue Ridge Country, Hair and Beauty Magazine, Southern Hospitality, and she is the editor for Mail Call with a local VFW. She freelances assignments for regional, trade, and national publications, and is a correspondent for Northstar Travel Media, publishing three travel guides in 2006 [Charleston, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Daytona Beach, FL]. Ms. Perkins-Cooper began her writing career as a child, publishing a science fiction story during third grade in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional areas of writing expertise include marketing for radio and television, fiction, non-fiction, articles, plays and screenplays. In 2001, she published a complex memoir based on her father’s battle with esophageal cancer. The non-fiction memoir is titled, “Condition of Limbo.” She is the author of Career Diary of a Photographer and she works as a freelance photojournalist. As a writer of accomplishment, she works diligently to achieve her goals as a professional travel writer, photographer, screenwriter and playwright. Entering the America’s Best competition, she placed as a finalist in the teleplay category with her screenplay, “the Commish...The Signature Rapist.” Another screenplay, “Child of Darkness,” placed in the top 10 percent at the 1994 Austin Heart of Film festival. Additional screenplays were selected as finalists for the Chesterfield Writers’ Film Project and the Goldie Film Awards, Fade In competition, The Writers Network, and America’s Best, The Writers Foundation. In February 2004, she was awarded the Grand Goldie Film Award for her screenplay, “Not My Papa.” In her spare time, she likes to kick off her shoes, relax on the beaches of South Carolina, sing, dance, read, travel, and listen to good music, especially blues, jazz, and anything that lights the muse.


Former award winning journalist and special interest writer, fascinated in a broad variety of writing projects from resumes to life stories. Editing and marketing communications services too.


I take each piece that I write very personally. I am not just making a buck by writing something for someone; I am giving away a piece of myself. Every word, every keystroke is intentional and a building block to create something that meets my client's specifications but also meets my stringent requirements for high quality.

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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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