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Melissa Roberson
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    Stacy S.
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    Melissa is a skilled writer, a keen critical thinker and has an editor's eye. Whether I'm looking for a high-level content edit on a piece or a simple copy edit to snag grammatical errors and typos, Melissa has me covered. I've worked in marketing and public relations for more than a decade and I can report with confidence that it's difficult and rare to find someone who is such an awesome writer, editor and collaborator - I cannot recommend Melissa Roberson highly enough - hire her and you will not be sorry.

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    We provide editing services for papers, stories, poems, business proposals and reports, grant proposals and book manuscripts. We also provide writing/coaching services for academic, fiction/nonfiction and technical papers, training materials, and journals. The American Colors of Free is a literary website for writers, readers, illustrators and photographers. Each month showcases a work for changing themes. We offer a free exposure of selected new work and/or rising authors.

    • 28 years in business
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    A full service transcription and editing that has been doing business for 20 years. We also offer writing services.

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    I offer creative writing, editing and proofreading services. My varied 40 year work history has included Big Corporate America to small businesses and the Arts (over 15 years in theatre with 5 years of that in the Marketing Department). I like to reflect the creative spirit of writers and artists through their work. It's not just words, it's a passion.

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    I am a passionate grammar nerd and word enthusiast looking to help you enhance and perfect the language for all of your professional, technical, and creative projects. I am available to meet in person with clients from Atlanta to Chattanooga and through remote communication. I am excited to help with all of your writing needs, and I look forward to making beautiful language with you.

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    Do you need an article for your website or magazine? Does that thesis need a proofreader? Would a good editor make you feel much more comfortable about that important report? If so, I can be of help. I am an English instructor with extensive experience in writing and editing. I regularly work with students to teach them about good resume and cover letter writing, and have written a great deal of content myself that ranges from scholarly papers, to newspaper articles, to short fiction. I can offer affordable prices and fast turnaround on writing and editing projects to meet your needs.

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    I am an experienced custodian who is able to do minor repairs and accomplish most any cleaning task. Further, I have three years towards a BA in English and have a strong skill set in writing and editing.

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    I am experienced in editing, proofing, writing, layout and design. I am adept at all social media outlets to promote brand and businesses.

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    An educator in the state of Georgia with expertise in English and Psychology. I provide fresh eyes to all types of writing to make sure that the final product is creative and is as perfect as it can possibly be.

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    I have over 10 years of experience providing editing and translation (German to English) services for a variety of clients, including scholars, graduate students, new writers, and nonprofit organizations. I would love to help you polish your work to the finest it can possibly be!

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    I offer transcription, editing and proofreading services specializing in medical and legal. I accept work via internet, fax, mail, or pickup(limited area).

    • 4 years in business
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    I have a good eye for editing. I am dependable and provide quick turn-around times.

    • 14 years in business
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    My writing style is slightly different. I like to be very descriptive and use words that often send people to the dictionary for a vocabulary lesson.

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    Being a freelance writer, editor, technical writer, ghost writer, etc., has both Perks and Perils. The Perks: I get to work at home for most of my positions. It allows me to make my own hours, which can vary from normal work days to waking up in the middle of the night because the dogs have heard something and feel the need to inform me that a racoon tripped the backyard security light. Which is where, ultimately, the Peril of my job raises its dark head. The Peril: I love to work outside in my hammock (weather permitting). I normally do this when I'm finishing up a job and making sure I'm delivering exactly what my client requested or when I'm speaking directly with a client (I live in a very rural area that has spotty indoor/outdoor cell reception). Unfortunately my dogs and I find it easy to slip in an afternoon nap (an enjoyable Peril) if I work outside. That's where my hammock doubles as my work chair. If that does occur I wake up with renewed thoughts and energy and work harder than I did before the nap. While my dogs are doing their doggie thing (rules of my HOA... dogs must be supervised if tied out). I'll be doing my writer's thing... giving my client the best my 30+ years experience has to give.

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    I am a published Author and that allows me better understanding of the world of writing, editing, and publishing. We are NOT a publishing company so we will not scam you for money, but we can walk you through the process of self publishing.

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    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:

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    • Strong writing skills.
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    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:

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    • 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.

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