APMP Membership: A Bounty for Proposal Newbies

By Nichole L. Reber After nearly 20 years as a freelance journalist and marketing consultant in the AEC industry, 2018 marked a radical career change to become a senior technical writer of federal proposals. The position optimizes my writing and editing experience, research and interview skills, and fondness for processes and technical subjects. Now it’s time to redefine success? Where would I be in five years, or upon retirement? APMP helped answer some of those questions. Within a few m...
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Making Proposals Friendly to Colorblind Readers

By: David Seibert If you use color graphs and charts to communicate information in your proposals, then the 8% of men and .5% of women who are colorblind may not understand your message. Background The term “colorblind” is a misnomer; it should be called color deficient, not color blind. People who are colorblind can see color; we just can’t see as many shades as someone with normal color vision. I am red/green colorblind, the most common type. I can see Santa Claus red, kelly green...
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Giving you an edge: 5 ways a mentor can help you take your proposal management career to the next level

In this dynamic industry, it’s important to stay sharp. If you’re looking for a way to boost your proposal management career, a mentor might give you the advice and edge you’re looking for. Here are five situations in which a proposal mentor can help give you perspective and an advantage: 1. You want to become a better leader. In many situations as a proposal manager, you’re faced with problems only true leadership can overcome. If you’re facing internal challenges or a big, tough bi...
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