Why hire Debbie?
What distinguishes me as a writer–besides writing abilities–are my skills as a listener and collaborator. For grant writing, I almost always suggest that I facilitate a meeting with your team to better understand your program and outcomes. I’m interested in the people connected to your proposal–those carrying out the work and those you serve, as I want to clearly convey the impact you’re trying to achieve.
For all writing projects, I am a fast study, and I deliver the goods on time! I have years of experience as an educator and administrator in schools and in the community college system, which means I can navigate complexity and nuance, adeptly move between the big picture and the details, and get things done.
Grant proposal and report writing
Key offerings: Write LOIs, proposals, and reports. Research funders as needed. Maintain grant calendars. Edit a wide range of documents: blog posts, website content, dissertations.
My experience includes freelance grant writing for several Puget Sound not-for-profit organizations, schools, and community colleges. Also served as Grants Manager for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, at the time the second-largest private social services agency in Washington state. I have experience with private foundations, government grants (EvenStart, SBA tech grants, and community development block grants), and United Way.
Literature reviews and curriculum development
I have conducted my own lit reviews (including my own masters’ thesis) and traditional lit reviews for others. One of my key joys in life is distilling research in a way that is understandable and actionable. Click here and go to the first column for a collection of tiny lit reviews I’ve created for faculty; my goal with these is to keep bringing evidence-based research into the daily lives of teachers. I also have extensive experience with curriculum development.
References upon request. I also have a certificate in editing from the University of Washington, so you can feel confident that the final products will be impeccable.
$80/hour; possible retainer for projected hours per month; possible fee-by-project.