Re: Paper for a technical proposal

Subject: Re: Paper for a technical proposal
From: "Parks, Beverly" <ParksB -at- EMH1 -dot- HQISEC -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 08:09:41 -0700

>Diane Williams wrote:
>>>Absolutely do NOT waste money on fancier or heavier production materials
>for this document!<<

Probably a good idea. The proposal reviewers will probably admire the
nicer paper, but it won't affect their decision in the long run.
>>>However, do be sure to churn out a really good executive summary,
>because that is all that's likely to be read by the majority of
>perusers! <<

Not true. I work for the government and I've sat on source selection
boards. Your proposal will be read from cover to cover.

>>>Make sure you cross-reference like crazy so folks can easily
>spot tables and charts, which--like pictures--can equal 1000 words! A
good contents page and index, I think, are critical.<<

Absolutely. Excellent advice.

>Bev Parks
>parksb -at- emh1 -dot- hqisec -dot- army -dot- mil

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