SwishMax is a cheap Flash knockoff I've been using for years. It won't do half of what Flash does, but what it was originally developed for was a text effect add-on for Flash, and that's still what it does best. You can export files as AVI and then import them to your NLE.

Here's a short 20-second sample of just a few of the text effects it can do. They don't look as clear as the machine fonts your NLE uses, but they're not bad and you can do some neat things with it. My sample here looks a little more broken up than usual because I made the text bold.