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Personal recommendations for non-bid writers

Do you need a bid writer? Or do you need something/someone else? I'm often asked if I provide services other than writing bids and tenders (such as transcription, events, marketing, database management etc.) and the answer is generally no. I do the odd bit of illustration, mainly to keep my hand in, and I will put together presentations and other copywriting related to the bids I'm working on, but when a client asks for something beyond that then I usually find someone else that I know and trust to put them in touch with. Here's a few people I can personally recommend:
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Social CRM: What it is & what it ain’t

I’ve been pointed in the direction of this Mashable article from back in May 2010. My thanks to Stuart Parker and Andy Mabbett, two people I know from both Twitter AND real life (I know, shocking. Who knew the two could mix?! 😉 ) I could tell you why this is a fantastic piece that’s […]
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What’s your vote worth to you?

I woke up this morning to various new stories alerting those unable to vote in Thursday’s election to the possibility of suing for financial compensation. My initial thought was ‘What the..?’. But while I am in general slightly cynical – especially toward anything that has ‘spin’ at it’s core, such as politics – I’m not […]
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8 Steps to Ace Project Management

Managing any project, large or small, can seem a daunting task. Where do you start? Where do you finish? What do you do in between? How can you keep on top of it all? Will it all go to plan? The answer to that last question is ‘yes’, but only if you have a plan. […]
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Freelance/contract work in a recession – Top Tips

It’s that time again. Yep, the big ol’ hunt for gainful employment. As a long term freelancer/contractor I have to do this on an almost continuous basis to make sure there’s always another door opening just as the last one closes. It’s always been a slightly arduous task – although the benefits far outweigh the […]
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