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Hi, Herm. My first tech writing consultant gig was for proposal
responses for a major telecom company...average documents were
400-600 pages, done in about three weeks, for dollar amounts in the
range of 20 million to 100 million dollars. Also, having a sales
background made doing that type of content a little bit easier.
Talk about adrenalin writing, and no, ya NEVER missed a deadline (or
shall I say, you only missed one once.)
It is also my most favorite type of writing and things that I learned
during that initial gig have been valuable event to this day (time
management, meeting deadlines and committments, estimating needed
resources, estimating project size, how to work under pressure, how
to prioritize the important stuff and not let the unimportant stuff
keep you up at night, etc.)
BTW...we met in front of a booth at the Association for Information
and Image Management (AIIM) National Convention several years back
when it was in NY at the Javits...I wonder if the list knows that you
have out over 60 books on proposal writing, consulting, marketing
your services, writing, etc.
--- Herman Holtz <h -dot- holtz -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net> wrote:
> I was a proposal writer relatively early in the game--that is,
> when the
> printed copy of the Commerce Business Daily was our chief source of
> information about proposals to anticipate, cost $15 per year for a
> Speaking for myself, I am fond of doing proposal work, much
> more so than
> of writing manuals and procedures. But how about you? Care to log
> in? - Herm
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