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I am a full-service resume, cover letter, business correspondences and LinkedIn profile writer with more than eight years' experience.


If you have something to say let me help you get those words out and heard. With my years of volunteering with fundraising events I have found a gift for making events and projects stand out and create the attention and the traffic that brings in support and dollars. With this can come the detailed part of writing agreements, contracts, terms, policies, and procedures; yup I can help with that as well. I enjoy working with non-profits and helping fundraising campaigns.


Most cops started out wanting to be cops, and if they went to college, studied criminal justice or something related to it. I have a master's degree in criminal justice and taught it in colleges for seven years, but my bachelor's degree is in molecular biology. That science education has allowed me to write about technology from the perspective or a practitioner who understands (or can be made to understand) the theory behind what makes the technology work. Most public relations people have their marketing folks talk to police writers about new products. I always ask to speak to "the geek," the engineer or product manager who built the product. I learn a lot more from them, and am able to give my readers a better understanding of the benefits and limits of the technology they are considering for purchase. Many law enforcement vendors are looking to make the sale to the big agency--the LAPD, NYPD or other organization with thousands of cops. The managers of those agencies have their own tech people to do research for them, and don't read my work. I'm writing for the roughly 15,000 chiefs and sheriffs who have fewer than 25 cops in their department. For those people, *I* am the the tech guy. They depend on me to give them the straight scoop on what is worthwhile and what is crap.


I have a variety of talents that include technical writing and editing, instructional design and web content development.


I am a ghost writer and wrote memos, transcripts, stories, letters, and papers for those that have the idea but need help putting it all together.


I love writing, and I love helping people say what they want to say in their writing. If you have a piece of writing that needs edited or rewritten, I'd love to work with you!

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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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