Tuesday 29th September, 2015
9:30am to 12:30pm
The relationship between the Bid Manager and the Bid Writer is critical to the success of most bids. To explore this relationship, Fi and Martin will lead delegates on a tour of the bid life cycle, stopping at strategic points to discuss the position of these two professionals, their goals, needs and wants. As the tour progresses, delegates will develop a strategy for bid content development that will help them stand out amongst the crowd. They will also evaluate and adapt some of the tools bid managers and technical communicators use to help them maintain accuracy, speed and quality of work under pressure.
This workshop will benefit technical communicators interested in establishing themselves in the relatively lucrative world of bid writing. It will be of particular interest to those who would like to know what it’s like to work in a team on large and complex bids.
Freelance Technical Communicator
Fi is a freelance technical communicator who earns most of her living helping Bid Managers and their teams win business by writing better bid responses. She is a former Commercial Writer for a top 25 law firm, Training Designer of military course materials and Principal Proposal Author at Babcock Integrated Technology where she recruited, trained and managed a team of authors and graphic designers to support concept, product and service bids.
Fi presents - The Bid Manager and the Technical Communicator: Whose line is it anyway? - at TCUK 2015 in September.
Freelance Bid Manager (Tech Comms)
Martin is a freelance Bid Manager adept at getting the best out of the ‘creative types' in his teams. His track record includes EDS, Hewlett Packard, Babcock International and Nuvia, a subsidiary of Vinci. Today he manages teams on complex bids but has not forgotten his early days, when he worked on smaller bids, rolling up his sleeves and doing his own writing. He uses the insight provided by this experience to make sure Bid Writers’ skills are deployed to maximum effect on bid responses. Once his bids are delivered, Martin picks up his backpack and heads for the hills.
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