How a Grant Funding Expert Cut Its Content Creation Timeline by 40%
  • 4-minute read
  • 6th April 2022

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Introducing Grantify

 

Grantify helps innovative businesses secure funding. The company handles large volumes of content within tight timeframes as it guides prospective grantees through the complexity of grant applications using a simple step-by-step process. Its grant experts thoroughly review documents submitted by clients before conducting multiple rounds of proofreading and editing.

High Quality Content at Scale

In late 2020, as Grantify was scaling, the company realized it was no longer effective to keep all editorial work in-house and decided to delegate part of its proofreading and editing process. CEO Luke Westergreen-Thorne rapidly identified the need to partner with an agile editing provider to quickly process large amounts of content while maintaining high standards. After being consistently let down by external proofreading companies, Grantify finally locked in Proofed as its official editorial partner. The results of this partnership speaks for themselves: 

 

  • 40% reduction in content processing timeline
  • 185+ hours saved per month 
  • $68 million in grant funding secured for Grantify’s clients 

 

Proofed was able to deliver what other companies couldn’t: high-quality content editing at scale.

What Grantify Has To Say

 

“Maintaining the highest quality and standard would be impossible without external support from Proofed”

Luke Westergreen-Thorne, Co-CEO of Grantify

 

The Challenge

In late 2020, as Grantify was scaling, the company realized it was no longer effective to keep all editorial work in-house. Many clients would submit grant applications just before the deadline, triggering a significant influx of work in a short period.

Wide deviations in document volumes throughout the year meant any extra internal staff Grantify hired would be underused during certain months. As a solution, Co-CEO Luke Westergreen-Thorne identified the need to partner with an agile editing provider to quickly process large amounts of content while maintaining high standards.

Grantify tried a range of external companies but was constantly let down by common roadblocks:

 

      • Inconsistent quality
      • Capacity issues
      • Poor attention to detail
      • Lack of flexibility
      • Ineffective integration with Grantify’s platform

 

In short, the third-party editorial partners missed the mark.

The Solution

Within a few days of Grantify’s Co-CEO reaching out to Proofed, the two companies had signed mutual NDAs, held meetings with key team members, and mapped out a bespoke process to meet the project’s specific requirements. The startup needed a partner that could edit large but unpredictable volumes of content—a challenge Proofed was perfectly positioned to accomplish.

Proofed curated a team of 20 editing specialists with relevant backgrounds from its pool of more than 750 and trained them on the nuances of dealing with Grantify’s applications. In collaboration with the company, Proofed’s team immediately produced a joint style guide and incorporated client feedback from the first application, creating a continuous improvement process for every returned document.

Grantify shares documents with the editing team quickly through a secure channel and custom integrations in Proofed’s platform. It can also request faster delivery speeds and weekend turnarounds for priority applications—benefits that have been described as “game changing.”

“One of the greatest value propositions Proofed offers is reliability and trust in the process”

Luke Westergreen-Thorne, Co-CEO of Grantify

The Result

With a fully managed and curated proofreading team, coupled with rigorous attention to detail, Proofed was able to deliver what other companies couldn’t: high-quality content editing at scale.

Delegating the vast majority of editing to Proofed has cut overall production time by 40%, reducing the number of days it takes to return Grantify’s client applications from five to just three. This helped the company scale to £50 million ($62 million) worth of successful funding applications in just 18 months.

Proofed has also halved the time Grantify spends on internal quality control, allowing its team of grant experts to focus on their specialties: content creation, application reviews, advising clients, and increasing overall application volume.

Need Flawless Business Editing at Scale?

Thousands of businesses, from award-winning startups to Fortune 500 companies, have benefited from partnering with Proofed. Learn more about how we can help you avoid making costly content mistakes by scheduling a call with us today.

 

 

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