Re: Proposal Writing: Second Person vs. Third Person

Subject: Re: Proposal Writing: Second Person vs. Third Person
From: Crescent Enterprise <cres -at- cres -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 16:15:19 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Chalmers, Eric wrote:

> I'm wondering if the other proposal writers out there have any thoughts
> about writing in the second person rather than the third person. My take is
> that writing in the second person helps make the documents more approachable
> from the reader's standpoint. The more approachable the document is, the
> more likely it is to get read.

Do whatever will help the evaluators score your proposal in the most
favorable way for you. If they are grammarians, use the king's English. If
they are technical people, write for clarity. When they can't understand
what you're proposing, you'll get lower scores.

Steve Whitney
Takoma Park, MD


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