FAQ

How much do you charge?
Every job is different, so I don't offer per-service price information on my site–but I do have a basic metric that I adhere to for most jobs.

When I receive a project proposal, I estimate the amount of time it will take for me to complete the job and create my bid based on a $45 dollar per hour price point. Clients can also choose to pay by the hour at the same amount.

How do I hire you?
First, use my online Contact form to provide information about your project. I will get back to you with any questions, then provide you with a bid including scope of work, tasks to be completed, and due dates for those tasks. If you accept my bid I will ask you to sign and return a copy of my freelance agreement and invoice you for half of the total cost of the project up front. I will begin work on receipt of both the signed agreement and initial payment.

What software and platforms do you use?
Editing and copy:

  • Microsoft Word (preferred) 
  • GoogleDocs

Website design*:

  • Squarespace

Communication:

  • Email
  • Skype
  • Facetime
  • Phone

*While I have experience editing websites through Squarespace, my skill set is limited to what can be done through their web tools alone. Clients who require a contractor with coding skills will need to hire through another vendor. Please visit my Websites page to see examples of sites I have created from the ground up.  

I'm looking for a grantwriter to help my small nonprofit apply for funds. Money is tight, will you work on commission?

While I understand and sympathize with the predicament, the answer is no. While commission-based compensation for freelance grant writers used to be a norm, this practice is now viewed as unethical by most professional organizations. For more information on the ethics of commission based compensation, take a look at this article from the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association. 

For organizations that cannot afford to hire a grantwriter, I offer custom consultation and editing packages. I can help guide a member of your board or staff in the grantwriting process and review your final draft before it is submitted to your funder. This approach costs a fraction of the price of a full grantwriting service and builds fundraising capacity within your organization.