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Appleton Copy Editors

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Lyssa S.
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Vicki has now helped me edit 2 books and added so much depth to each piece. She's a pleasure to work with and adds value to what I do.

  • 13 years in business
Melissa G.
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"Sharon is a writer who produces clean, informative, entertaining copy, and an editor who expects nothing less than the same. As someone who has had the pleasure of working with Sharon for more than twelve years, I know: she is one of the true professionals in the industry." Melissa Gorzelanczyk Young Adult Author of ARROWS, Penguin Random House

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I am a PhD with long term professional academic publishing and writing experience. I will edit, proofread, and write.

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I provide superior quality transcription, editing, and writing services. I have 14 years of experience with every medical specialty and almost every dialect. My creative writing skills and customer service skills are well beyond superior. It is my job to make your job easier.

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I have 16 years of professional writing experience, including news, journalism, web content, white papers, op-eds, personal memoir, direct mail, radio commentaries, and more.

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Writing specialist, over 30 years experience in editing, proofreading, thesis work, teaching, guiding and all other manner of writing familiarity. Currently working In higher education with multicultural students, since 2000. The work I do for each person is taken as a badge of honor, a gift.

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I am an English teacher with a knack for writing and editing, and any work I do is guaranteed to be accurate.

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I am a very hardworking and friendly person to be around. I am optimistic and good at multitasking. I'm also very detail-orientated, and I enjoy painting and editing.

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I'm detail oriented and meticulous. A job worth doing is worth doing well.

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I have over seven years experience both creating and editing copy. I am happy to edit both business and academic copy. With a mastery of AP Style, I can either expand or shorten copy, without sacrificing your message. I currently work for a newswire service where I am consistently ranked as one of the fastest and most accurate editors. I will take the skills I've learned there and apply them to your copy, ensuring that you have the best message to present to your target audience.

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I've 18 years of professional experience as a writer, editor, proofreader, layout artist and print project manager. In that time I've created or reviewed literally thousands of pages of copy for magazines, flyers, professional journals, books, web sites, catalogs, newsletters, brochures, press releases, direct mail pieces, advertisements and more. I have a BA degree in English, and I'm an avid and lifelong reader and professional appreciator of other people's writing, which means I really love what I do! I am hoping that you will contact me with your next project.

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Experienced editing, spellchecking, and proofreading service with quick turn-around. (Sorry, I can't think of eighteen more characters just to make this software happy.)

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I have been doing editing for a number of years. I have years of experience working with magazines and newspapers in professional editing.

  • 4 years in business
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I work from a place of honesty and consideration for the original intent of the work. I try to treat each written piece as if it were my own, using the same critical eye and performing the same rigorous system of checking and rechecking. I truly want to feel good about what I'm contributing to the author of the original work.

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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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