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  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Yvonne R.
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I cannot express my gratitude and love that I have for Melanie! She has gone over and beyond my expectations and I appreciate it more than words can say! I highly recommend Melanie to anyone that needs a book edited!!! Thank you for all you do!!! Yvonne

  • 1 year in business
Jackie S.
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Desaree is my editor for an online publishing platform, and she is excellent! She’s really thorough and makes sure to keep in contact with everyone throughout all projects.

Muses Writing
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jackie S.
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Cassie is an excellent help! She has been helping me edit my papers and published articles for a while now, and there is no one I trust more than her to provide me with such positive, constructive criticism. She is dedicated and honest. Because of her, my writing and grades have improved tremendously!

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In the past, I have worked privately as a Court Reporting Transcription Proofreader on both criminal and civil transcripts for Brazos County court reporters for about four years. I have also written about seven or eight plays a couple of which have won local awards, so I am used to editing dialogue material. I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas (Class of '74), with a minor in English and worked as a temporary Proofreader of Flight Manuals for Continental Airlines in Houston before returning to Bryan (where I grew up) in 1991. I am now married and live with my wife in Mumford, about ten miles southwest of Hearne, Texas. I am always happy to meet with an author or scriptwriter to look over their manuscript or dialogue transcript and give them my professional opinion of their work. I have to consider the project and the reasons for it, working one-on-one to determine if I can and should prepare an original document for the client, ghostwrite or if he or she really just needs help in finding the right direction to continue writing on their own. Clients are requested to provide a proof copy of either notes for the project or a copy of the original document, itself, so that it can be marked for editing. Rates vary, but I can only accept and examine hard copies of documents from the author and from no one else, except an authorized representative or agent on his or her behalf. Sorry, I cannot accept scripts or documents on computer disks or emailed to me. However I can be contacted, either at my email address or by phone, to arrange a meeting. Once that is done, I will do whatever I can to bring the work to fruition and to transfer the imagination and skill of the author to the page.

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EDITING AND PROOFREADING Every writer needs an editor! It's true. No matter how many times we reread our own writing, we tend to make errors in punctuation, usage, etc. The problem is that we see what we expect to see instead of what is really on the page. Also, knowing what we mean to say, we think our text is perfectly clear. That's not always true. A fresh pair of eyes is the only solution. Do commas and semicolons bedevil you? I know where they need to be added and removed. Are you uncertain about the difference between further and farther, continuously and continually, or fewer and less? Don't worry; I will take care of it. I'll minimize the use of passive voice and deal with subjunctive mood on your behalf. From brochures to book length manuscripts, I stand ready to help businesses, organizations, and individuals. Put your best foot forward with clear, correct English. WRITING Perhaps you don't have the time or inclination to write it yourself. You can give me your raw material or topic, and I will compose the piece for you. I have been published in many newspapers (e.g., The San Francisco Chronicle and The Charlotte Observer) and on websites across North America. My weekly humor column was distributed by the Knight-Ridder/Tribune wire service.

  • 11 years in business
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I have 30+ years experience writing, editing, and teaching, especially teaching Technical Writing. I am a meticulous editor and know all grammar rules backwards and forwards. I have helped edit dissertations as well as employment and college application materials. I also have experience teaching and editing materials for English as a Second Language students.

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I am a former IT professional that proofread and wrote technical and other materials for customers. I am very proficient in editing, proof reading and writing.

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I'm a writer, but take jobs editing. I specialize in fiction, but have advanced degrees in History, Religion, and Educational Leadership which allow me to do thorough research for nonfiction also.

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I can help with papers, homework, research, etc. I have bachelors in psychology and have written and created hundreds of research papers and projects. Happy to pass along A+ study skills.

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I offer writing and editing services in the Brazos Valley and beyond. I have a Ph.D. in the humanities, three years of experience working in a writing center, and nearly a decade of experience with business and technical writing in the private sector. I can help with any of your writing needs.

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I'm a technical writer and editor with 20+ years of experience. Former employers and clients include Rice University, McGraw-Hill, BAE Systems, US Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and Hewlett Packard. My special talent is taking what you said or wrote and turning it into what you meant.

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My name is Elaina, and my strengths are editing and proofreading anything! From looking for typos to sentence restructuring and helpful advice on the flow of words and ideas, I can make your report, project, resume or marketing piece come out looking flawless. Please contact me for your next project.

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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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