Ratchet Up the Relevance and Quality of Proposals Using Style Guides and Editing ChecklistsFriday, May 27, 2016 | 3:50 PM - 4:50 PM | Commonwealth
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | Intermediate/Advanced|
feel like you are staring at a pile of rocks when your proposal team submits
their contributions? Integrating an editing checklist into your arsenal can
ratchet up the relevance and clarity of your proposals and enhance your
firm’s professional reputation. This session considers the difference between
style guides and editing checklists and how a checklist can work miracles
with proposals—and perhaps win rates. Attendees will brainstorm how to create
buy-in for using this important quality assurance technique. Afterward,
participants will collaboratively create and use editing checklists and, from
a pile of rocks, build a castle.
is a champion of editing checklists. For decades, she has created and
improved technical documents, including proposals, grant applications,
reports, manuscripts, marketing materials and training/learning materials.
She has a B.S. in professional writing and an M.S. in occupational technology
and has worked in the oil and gas, academic medicine and research, and news
media industries. Marlane currently is a senior technical writer/consultant
with Shea Writing and Training Solutions in Houston.
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