RE: Proposal Writing

Subject: RE: Proposal Writing
From: "Lauren" <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>
To: "'Barry Campbell'" <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 11:34:02 -0700

Thanks Barry. I'll keep your suggestions in mind. I'm still defining a
business model for my company and I need to narrow my focus. I setup my
company as a professional documentation service, or something vague like
that. I needed to put something on the business license and articles. I am
narrowing my focus, possibly, to producing documents that request money or
work, then money, essentially.

I'm starting to get the idea that I can get leads just by saying that I like
doing this. And that I have successful business plans, FSR, and proposals
behind me. I had no idea that this was a marketable talent.



From: Barry Campbell [mailto:barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:01 AM
To: Lauren
Subject: Re: Proposal Writing


Congratulations on writing your first winning proposal (the first of
many, I hope!)

Many professional proposal writers and managers came from a
technical writing background; I'm one of them.

Check to see whether there's a chapter of the Association of
Proposal Management Professionals ( near you. Both the
international APMP group and many chapters have websites with good resources
for people who are interested in pursuing this as a career.

Here are two interesting things about proposal writing.

(1) Most people hate doing it; if you like it, and can convey your
enthusiasm for it, you can get hired pretty easily, in my experience.

(2) Most organizations don't put proposals together all that well;
if you are in a sales situation where the written proposal can really make a
difference (not all jobs that go out for bid are in this category!) then
*you* can really make a difference.

All best,


Barry Campbell -- <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com> --
<barry -at- campbell-online -dot- com <mailto:barry -at- campbell-online -dot- com> >
AOL IM: bcampbellnyc


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