Proposal Editor

Tampa, FL

Posted: 08/15/2023 Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -082023-17387

Job Description

Proposal Editor

Location: Tampa, FL

Duration: 6 month contract to perm

Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Pay: $45-50/hr

Seeking an experienced proposal editor to provide copy editing for government proposals. The editor should have 5 years of editing experience and must have schedule flexibility to keep up with the department s fast-paced, rapidly changing proposal environment.


  • Bachelor s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience as an editor in a corporate or government environment
  • Schedule flexibility ability to work nontraditional hours (i.e., evening hours, weekends, holidays) when necessary
  • Ability to work independently with only general management direction
  • Solid reading comprehension with the ability to decipher technical descriptions and explain them clearly
  • Excellent time management skills and proven success in meeting deadlines and adapting to changing schedules
  • Proven ability to edit to present clear, concise responses
  • Ability to independently handle multiple, simultaneous assignments and meet tight deadlines, providing a consistent level of quality and accuracy
  • Proficient in grammar, spelling, and punctuation and have accurate proofreading skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional organizational skills and an ability to manage competing priorities under tight deadlines

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with editing software (e.g., PerfectIt, Visible Thread)
  • Knowledge of AP, GPO, Chicago style manuals and ability to apply appropriately to corporate style guide and needs
  • Experience with U.S. Federal Government proposal development processes
  • Familiarity with government writing style and military populations
  • Familiarity with managing external editing resources
  • Knowledge of SharePoint and experience in a collaborative working environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with version control processes
  • Understanding of win themes, proposal concepts, and the business development lifecycle
  • Familiarity with aviation, modeling and simulation, and/or adult learning


  • Collaborates with proposal managers and teams to support the development of proposals that clearly articulate winning strategies, compelling solutions, and substantiated themes
  • Ensures technical documentation is accurate, complete, meets editorial and government specifications, and adheres to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format, and style
  • Ensures that all proposals and responses (e.g., proposals, RFIs, sources sought notices, white papers) are compelling, well-written, grammatically correct, accurate, and consistent in voice and terminology
  • Ensures that proposals and all responses are in full compliance with agency specifications and assembled with the highest levels of professionalism
  • Understands federal RFP structures and associated documents (e.g., SOWs, PWSs, specs)
  • Edits proposals for submission to the government, reviewing for and correcting grammatical mistakes, misspellings, and incorrect punctuation; removing unnecessary and repetitive text; ensuring consistency in word usage, headings and subheadings, cross-references, table and figure numbers, and other numbers throughout reports; correcting errors in citations and references; and rewriting or offering suggestions for rewriting poorly structured material
  • Provides in-depth editing support as well as copy editing based on the needs of a given proposal or other opportunity
  • Uses best judgment to determine the level of edit required within a given timeframe
  • Adheres to company, government, and military branch style guides regarding grammar, usage, punctuation, formatting, etc.
  • Participates in establishing and maintaining style guidelines and standards for text and illustrations


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