I needed a bit more accountability to get my grant ready and out the door. I also wanted feedback on the organization that did not come directly from my mentors. It was wonderful to have directed feedback about the writing and organization of the grant. Sarah’s feedback was on time and very helpful. It helped me get over a major stumbling block in clarity and readability that greatly enhanced the document.
I struggle with finding time to write my grant proposal while maintaining my clinical practice. My co-investigators are also busy clinician-researchers, and it’s hard to get a thorough review from them on a deadline. Sarah gave me the prompt feedback and big-picture editing I needed, while also keeping me organized and on track. It was so helpful to have a professional grant editor from outside of our field and outside of our research group look at the grant with fresh eyes and give constructive criticism. She recommended a major structural revision to my R01 proposal, which I was able to execute within 8 weeks. The end product was vastly improved.
I wanted to have a non-expert in the field help me phrase my grant such that the logic was discernible to a wide audience. I wanted Sarah to provide an outsider’s perspective and to remove unnecessary language. She helped me find the words to clearly describe the significance of the problem I was trying to address and the particular approach I chose.
Thank you so much for your valuable help, Sarah. I just recommended your work to a colleague. You are an asset. Again thank you so much and I look forward to work with you to develop a project grant for spring.
Thank you Sarah, the structure you suggested for my (successful) grant in 2016 is the one that I use over and over!
I found it very helpful to have someone reading the proposal from the angle of “Is this clear? Are the messages consistent?”, etc. I was impressed by your ability to make relevant comments without having training/knowledge in the specific scientific area. From a general grant writing perspective, it also gave me some peace of mind to know that someone was carefully reading.
Thank you so much for a terrific writing workshop. I appreciate the supportive, non-judgemental, encouraging style that you used with the group of us in the workshop. It is the same style that I experienced when I worked with you one-on-one for my grant proposal. Your insights and clear feedback transformed my grant proposal, and the writing weekend helped me to focus and finish a book chapter that has been hanging over my head for awhile. Thank you.
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