This class teaches proposal editing skills to get government proposals into customer-ready shape. Unlike regular editing, however, proposal editing requires skills that normally take a long time to master by trial and error unless you take this course.
This class covers everything from developing the professional attributes of a proposal editor, to estimating your workload correctly given tight deadlines and last-minute submissions, figuring out the optimum workflow, integrating changes, and adding value to the content you’ve edited through incorporating compelling language. It will help proposal editors remove irrelevancies and puffed-up text, give your proposals a single voice instead of a multiple personality disorder, detect showstopper mistakes, translate ugly “proposalese” and “technicalese” to proper English, and enforce consistent proposal style.
The polished, professional appearance of your proposal is paramount to making a positive impression on evaluators.
You will learn how to work with subject matter experts (SME) and edit their content to meet proposal requirements. You will practice editing for clarity and meaning, sharpen your ability to spot factual errors and redundancies, and organize unfocused materials.
You will also learn how to infuse a consistent voice throughout your proposal regardless of the number of authors involved.
This course is not another English grammar class. This hands-on workshop is filled with examples and exercises that will help you master the techniques for rapid and accurate editing using commonly available tools and professional editing applications.
This interactive two-day workshop is 40 percent lecture, 50 percent exercises, and 10 percent discussion. It will teach you the real skills required to increase quality, professional appearance, and persuasiveness of your proposals
The experts who teach
our business development, capture, and proposal training courses are highly experienced currently practicing proposal professionals whose years of successful experience in Government acquisition and training allow them to offer valuable insights to our students. Our instructors can answer tough questions as they come up during the course. They can also tailor the material to their students’ specific challenges, and share their experience based on the most current realities. Check our instructor’s bios on our About Us