HOW TO GET STARTED
NIH GRANT PACKAGES
These packages offer you access to grant consultation at an affordable price. You will receive a grant checklist, which provides a score for crucial areas of grantsmanship. You can think of this as a “home inspection report” for your grant. You will also receive a set of at least 5 custom content strategy tips, which can help you focus your efforts during revision. If you choose the options with detailed editing, you will also receive specific comments and suggestions in the text (using the MS Word Track Changes function), which can improve the clarity, structure, and logical flow of your points.
The Specific Aims page is the #1 opportunity for you to sell your idea to the study section. The Significance and Innovation sections are the next major opportunities to convince the reviewers that your project is innovative, important, and feasible. I am focusing on these sections in the Standard and Premium packages to provide you the maximum benefit from professional editing services.
The two price points for each grant package refer to the R21 (6-page Research Strategy) and the R01 (12-page Research Strategy) format, respectively. If you are applying for a non-NIH grant that uses a similar format, this service is also available to you.
For this service to be useful, it is best if you have a full draft of the Specific Aims and Research Strategy available, and it should be close to the required length (± 15%).
The standard turnaround time is 4 business days. Rush orders may be available on request for an additional fee.
CUSTOM WRITING AND EDITING PROJECTS
This is the most popular choice, because it offers you the best flexibility for document writing and editing.
My project rate is $80/hr. You can get a rough estimate of the rate by considering developmental editing at a rate of ~500 words/hour and sentence-level editing at ~twice that rate; other factors, such as the technical complexity of the documents and any changes to the length, add to the price. Writing estimates will vary depending on the amount of background research required and any data analysis needs. If you are on a budget, please let me know and we can find the project scope that is the best choice for your money.
We can talk about all of this during our free initial consultation.
Writing and editing partnerships offer you priority service for large projects or recurring events, such as blogs or newsletters. This is my favorite type of arrangement, because it provides enough time to really get to know your organization and provide lasting value. These projects can vary widely, so it is best if we first get in touch to talk about your needs. I offer discounts off my $80 hourly rate for recurring projects.