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Keara Holm-Nielsen | Elance
 
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Keara Holm-Nielsen

Government Proposal Writer
   United States
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Overview

I started writing proposals on a freelance basis because I have professional experience writing RFPs (and other solicitations) for a state agency in Texas. I know that as arduous as RFPs are to write, reading them can be even worse.

I'm good at parsing through these giant documents and rewriting their instructions in layman's terms. That legalese tone can be a drag, but I'm used to it.

I specialize in city, county, state, university, military and federal government solicitations including, but not limited to; RFPs, RFAs, RFIs, RFQs, LOIs,...

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Portfolio

Since my clients tend to consider their proposals confidential, I created a sample...

Skills (6)

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RFP Compliance
Government Procurement Processes
Business Writing
Proposal Writing
Project Management
Bid Development

Service Description

1. Meeting Minimums

The first thing I do when I start a new project is confirm that my client meets the minimum requirements set forth in the RFP. If I'm the first set of eyes reading the RFP, this is a necessary step to make sure we don't waste any time.

2. Project Management Expertise

Next, I read through the RFP looking for submission requirements, and outline all the required information. I prioritize items that:
-require action from outside entities (reference questionnaires, etc.)
-have the highest evaluation weight (worth the most points)
-are the most time-consuming (technical/management approach, etc.)

This outline is the deliverables checklist, which I'll share the doc with you via Google Docs or Office Web Apps, whichever you prefer. I'll update it based on the status of each deliverable and you can check it whenever you want. We can also do status updates via Elance or email.

2. RFP Interpretation

After the checklist is established, I finish reading through the RFP and do two things;
1) identify sections that I can start writing for your firm; and
2) send you instructions from sections that require more information from you.

The first assumes that you've already provided me a proposal sample or comparable company information. For the second, I rewrite the instructions in layman's terms and try to give you extra insight on what the RFP is asking for.

(When I'm working with a client for the first time, up front there will be a lot information...

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Employment

Self-Employed
Freelance Proposal Writer
2013 - Present
I help clients respond to government RFPs.
Employees Retirement System of Texas
Proposal Activity Specialist
2013 - 2014
Wrote RFPs geared towards investment firms for our deferred compensation program; managed the process of procuring new vendors.
Employees Retirement System of Texas
Operations Coordinator
2012 - 2013
Wrote RFPs for electrical and construction projects as well as for property and automobile insurance vendors.

Education

Western Washington University
B.A. Economics, Minor in Philosophy
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University of Western Australia
Economics, Philosophy, Australian History
2007 - 2008
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proposal writer
technical writer
RFP
bid development
contract procurement
project manager
government proposal writer
government proposals
government solicitations
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