We write words that impress funding sources and create copy that converts website visitors to subscribers and customers! We have raised $16,678,750 for clients with our article and content writing, grant writing, federal bid preparation, business plans, and RFP responses. The thousands of articles and web content we have written have generated significant web traffic resulting in increased revenue for clients. Our article writing expertise includes general and technical topics, spinning (including spintax format), and SEO (including long tail keywords). At least 114 of the applications and plans we have written have been funded, representing an 80% success rate.
Global Writing Solutions (GWS) LLC was established to provide competitive and comprehensive writing and communication services to businesses and nonprofits. We work with clients across the country and around the world. Let us worry about the writing while you focus on your mission!
Our business is . . . helping your business! Global Writing Solutions (GWS) was established to provide affordable and comprehensive writing and communication services to businesses and nonprofits.
Basic writing and communication services include:
--Web Content Writing
--Direct Mail / Sales Letters
--eBook Writing & Design
--Marketing Material (brochures, business cards, logo design)
--Presentation(s), including PowerPoint
--Business Plan Development (for-profit and non-profit)
Specialized services for individuals, businesses and nonprofits include:
--Funding Source Research
--Funding Plan Development
--Grant Plan Development
--Writing responses to RFPs, RFIs, RFQs
--RFP Plan Development
--GSA Schedule Preparation
--GSA Schedule Management
Online writing for fundraising include:
--submission of federal grants on Grants.gov
--submission of corporate grants using online portals
--crowdfunding platforms such as CrowdFunder and Indiegogo
Whether you are seeking funding, marketing ideas, or creating an Internet presence, we can help create a customized plan that meets your budget requirements. We understand your business needs and offer a full range of services that will help you get back to business.
Rebecca Seel, C.G.S., Founder and President of Global Writing Solutions, LLC, has nearly 20 years of grant writing and communications experience as well as a background in community organizing and development. GWS areas of expertise include insurance, legal, housing, education, financial, health/medical (including pharmaceutical), and disabilities.
Global Writing Solutions evaluates each job request to determine feasibility. If necessary, GWS may complete an in-depth comprehensive communications audit of each client and, based on resulting recommendations, customize a writing plan to meet our client's communication needs.
Our goal is to write words that impress funding sources and create copy that converts website visitors to subscribers and customers!
National Grant Writers Association
Certified Grants Specialist
Cleveland State University
Coursework for M.S. Urban Studies (1996)
Cleveland State University
Coursework for M.A. English (in Literature) (2006)
Cleveland State University
1991 - 1993
Global Writing Solutions, LLC
2006 - Present
Our work has varied since our inception. A sample of our accomplishments includes the successful submission of RFP responses and grant proposals that have secured over $3 million for national for-profit clients including Educational Tutorial Services. We have submitted grants to the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Commerce. We have written and submitted SBIR/STTR proposals for technology and energy clients. We created initial web sites for several clients including Dana Bowman (TX), Ashland Christian Health Center (OH), and Tanglevine Crossing (IN). We have written over 2,000 SEO and general articles for several clients on varied topics. Our newsletter articles clients include the Sherwin-Williams Company. Our business plan writing experience includes plans for products, services, IT companies, and nonprofit organizations. We developed operational, staff, and training manuals for clients as well as marketing materials/kits. We developed resource plans that include comprehensive grant plans and fundraising plans for clients such as Cleveland Eastside Ecumenical Consortium. Developed and presented comprehensive grant writing and fund raising training at the 2006 Ohio Association of Free Clinics annual conference for approximately 50 participants. Clients span industries and focus areas including housing/real estate, health & wellness, personal development, small business, education, energy, IT, youth, disabilities, nonprofits, and global issues.
New Avenues to Independence
Community Relations Coordinator
2003 - 2007
Established the Community Relations Department which included the rebuilding of development and volunteer programs. As agency's HIPAA Privacy Officer, responsible for ongoing documentation and compliance of federal privacy rules and laws. Administered Mainstream Housing Program: successfully applied for and received 50 additional vouchers at $1.6 million. Increased volunteers from 178 to 615. Succeeded fundraising goals established each year. Worked directly with Board members on fundraising activities. Responsible for marketing activities such as web site design and management, annual report development, and brochure design. Created the Home Project and successfully recruited each Board member to adopt a home for their fundraising activities. Distributed $67,000 in first year of fundraising for the Home Project. Wrote Mainstream Housing article for ANCORs LINK newsletter. Applied for and received 2004 and 2006 Plain Dealer Holiday Spirit Awards which included front-page articles about our respite and Mainstream programs. Secured funding to establish Swim, Gym & More, a Saturday program for children with disabilities. Secured two grants for staff training and three grants to renovate Staff Development Center. Increased Volunteer Services revenue 757% from $11,412 in 2003 to $86,362 in 2006. The overall fundraising and in-kind revenue increased 457% from $180,135 in 2003 to $824,114 in 2006.
Center for Leadership in Education
Director of Development
2002 - 2003
Responsible for developing and implementing a resource development plan for The Center. Worked with the Development Committee to establish a donor database. Conducted annual fund drive; set and exceeded first annual goal of $5,400. Raised $472,180 in grants for The Center. Created donor packets as tool for soliciting individual major donors; packets included: case statement, Center programs and services, endowment information, and giving opportunities. Developed a Fund Development Manual to assist Board members in making the ask. Created a grant writing guide for teachers a how-to handbook to assist them writing and submitting grant requests for their classrooms. Presented this at The Centers Leadership Academy, April 2003. Served as legislative liaison for The Centers state budget initiative communicated with Representatives, Senators, and Speaker Householders Director of Legislative Affairs regarding the state budget to determine the availability of funding.
New Avenues to Independence
1998 - 2002
Maintained all activities established as Development Assistant in addition to new duties that included administering grants, supervising the Section 8 Mainstream Program, and marketing responsibilities. Created PowerPoint presentations for interagency and community meetings. Section 8: developed Administrative Plan, budget, marketing strategy, applications and other forms, and quality assurance via the Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP). Met with Congressional representatives regarding Section 8. Created and delivered Affordable Housing presentation at the 2001 annual ANCOR Conference. Facilitated community relationships; awarded over $190,000 in contracts for service provision. Raised an additional $226,000 in grants. Designed literature for FY2000 Annual Campaign raised $12,000. Assisted with the strategic redevelopment of the Development Department and the agency redevelopment, including name change and mission expansion.
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
1994 - 1998
Assisted in the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for the HUD-funded low-income subsidy program in accordance with the applicable Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Responsible for resolving tenant and landlord complaints, monitoring and reviewing compliance with HUD regulations, generating budgets and reports for internal use and HUD approval, approving and generating payments to vendors. Assisted with internal audits. Contributed to monthly newsletter. Developed contracts for sub-grantees and consultants. Interviewed job applicants.
Researched funding sources for program/project ideas. Responsible for writing and administering grants. Developed and monitored post-award budgets. Ensured compliance with funding source regulations. Prepared documentation for funding source audits. Approved and generated payment for sub-grantees in accordance with general accounting principals and federal regulations. Monitored programs through reports and site visits. Prepared annual funding source reports.
Program Development and Grant Writing: Was lead grant writer and program developer for nine programs/proposals, including the Public Housing Drug Elimination Program (PHDEP), which were funded at a combined total of over $6M since January 1995. Lead grant writer for the HOPE VI Plus grant that was funded at $21M.
Assisted with the writing of the Pre-Eviction Intervention Program grant which was awarded at $50,000; responsibilities included scheduling meetings, providing administrative support, editing and other duties as assigned. Assisted with the 1994 Public Housing Drug Elimination Program (PHDEP) Grant which was awarded at nearly $3M; data collection and analysis of the drug-related crime problem and management capability. Became contact person for VISTA project. Responsibilities included monitoring activities of 25 VISTA Volunteers, scheduling meetings with volunteers, and following the VISTA Workplan. Also assisted in the monitoring of contracts and grants for Office of Special Projects.