The Nautilus Newsletter: Writing Tips From FNQ

Hello and Welcome to my Nautilus Newsletter series, this time with GRANT AND TENDER WRITING TIPS to help you through #COVID19.

I am also here to help you with any technical writing issues and tasks you might have during this tough time — contact me through email, LinkedIn or Facebook (see above).

Today we’ll discuss your approach to that funding submission, with a little on persuasive writing and planning. Links to important government funding sites and grant hubs are also included. Read on. See my latest video for more tips.    

I am also here to help you with any technical writing issues and tasks you might have during this tough time — contact me through email, LinkedIn or Facebook (see above).

Today we’ll discuss your approach to that funding submission, with a little on persuasive writing and planning. Links to important government funding sites and grant hubs are also included. Read on. See my latest video for more tips.    

Read on…

OPEN TENDER! DO YOU NEED A TENDER WRITER?

Cairns Regional Council is requesting tenders and quotes. You’ll have to get in quick to make the deadline. Need a hand? Call Me for this or any other tenders.

 

I have been writing grants and tenders  since 1995,  submitting successfully to a range of private and public organisations including Cairns Regional Council and Queensland, South Australian and Federal Governments.

I understand government-speak, and have worked with a huge range of clients including fishermen and fishing companies, aquaculturalists, graziers, commercial painters, psychologists, water blasters and earthmovers.

Tender writing is much more than just putting words in a box in an Expression of Interest EOI, a Request for Tender (RFT), a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a Register of Prequalified Suppliers (RoPS). Answering all those questions is only half the battle — attachments are as critical to your tender response, which is why my service includes drafting and editing policy documents (e.g. WH&S, Environmental), at need.

I won’t over-charge or bamboozle you with legal-speak, I’ll just work with you and make sure you have the best shot at that tender.

I’ll also give you a free half-hour advice session, if that is all you need.

Here is a recent, very happy client

 Richard helped us from start to finish to write x 2 tenders for preferred suppliers for regional councils which have been accepted & approved. He was a wealth of information about making contacts in regional areas & we highly recommend his services to others.”
Shane McLeod, McLeod’s Painting

The tenders I wrote for him helped to potentially put his business in a position worth 100’s of thousands of dollars, and he gave me 5 stars on Google! So, Contact me! I can help you, too.

 

 

PHYSICAL WELL-BEING AND BRAIN PLASTICITY

We have a 16 year-old daughter and a 20 year-old son and from the time they latched onto screens have been concerned about the effects that those devices might have on their brains ( Rob Gronbeck), particularly their ability to focus on other tasks. Now the evidence is mounting for the effect of environment on our neuroplastic brains, those fears seem more justified. But, given that our chances of resolving screen addiction are slender to none, our focus has always been on promoting nutritious food and physical activity (a tough call for a cave-dwelling teenager!). With that in mind, I was interested to read this article on the complex relationship between physical well-being and brain plasticity.

 

Successful Tenders Written for Far North Queensland Painting Group

SUCCESSFUL TENDER WRITING!

I have just received word from Shane McLeod that McLeod’s Painting is now on the Supply Panels for Lockhart River and Torres Strait!

I wrote both those tenders, so am feeling a little pleased with myself!

Great to work with you, Shane and Soma!