Editing to Make Your Proposal Shine

This week’s on #GrantChat we have David Lindeman, CFRE, GPC for editing to make your proposal shine. David is president of Global Grant Solutions in Washington, DC. He provides nonprofit organizations with grant development, writing, and editing services for domestic and international programs. A self-professed grammar nerd, he is also a certified copyeditor and edits books, journal articles, chapters, annual reports, and other materials. He recently presented at the American Copy Editors Society national conference on editing grant proposals.

Question Preview:

Q1: Is editing part of your organization’s proposal preparation process? Why or why not? #grantchat

Q2: Do your employers/colleagues/clients place an emphasis on editing in the proposal process? #grantchat

Q3: What are the most frequent editing challenges you see in grant proposals? #grantchat

Q4: Has the quality of editing ever been an issue in a grant review? With a funder? #grantchat

Q5: For those of you who serve on review panels, how important is a well-edited document to your review? #grantchat

Q6: How do you edit your own work? As you go along or at a separate point? #grantchat

Q7: How do you find it best to communicate editing feedback on others’ work? #grantchat

Q8: What editing tools do you find most useful? #grantchat

Q9: What writing, editing, or reference books or websites have you found useful? #grantchat

Q10: In today’s world of informal texting and blogging, is editing still important? Or are we just word nerds? #grantchat


We’re looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat at 12 Noon ET. Join our Grantchat Facebook Group to get the check in question and to keep the discussion going!

Guests: David Lindeman, CFRE, GPC @DavidHLindeman

Sponsor: GrantHub @Grant_Hub

Host: Jo Miller, GPC @jm_grants

Presented: SmartEGrants @smartegrants

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