Principal Technical Editor for Proposals

Chesapeake, VA
Mar 01, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Full Time
-Edit proposal volumes for clarity and readability. Rewrite content to give “one voice” to material  provided by multiple authors, revise passive voice, spell out acronyms in first use, and ensure compliance to customer requirements.

-Ensure compliance with established company and industry format and editorial style guides.

-Precision edit for spelling, grammar and punctuation on tight deadlines in organization that responds to hundreds of proposals annually.

-Revise writing to be customer focused.

-Develop action captions to showcase strengths and themes.

-Meet with subject matter experts for concurrence and to extract technical content or ensure that proposed changes do not compromise the technical content.

-Write delivery-quality customer-focused executive summaries.

- Support proposal production efforts within the proposal center on an as needed basis.

-Remain current on new developments in editing and writing.

-Provide input and recommendations to continually improve proposal department processes and procedures.

Education Bachelors Degree in English, Journalism or a related discipline.

Qualifications Requires 8-10 years' proposal experience as well as experience editing for large strategic bids. Skills & Abilities: - Strong customer focused writing skills - ensuring themes, benefits, and discriminators are woven throughout the proposal to convey our compelling story. - Experience editing Army, Navy and Joint proposals preferred - Experience writing winning Executive Summaries - Ability to work independently with little supervision - Advanced skill level with MS Word - Could require 10% travel to other sites As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.