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Frosty's Corner Proposal Services - Resume

Lorraine (Lori) R. Granger
6108 Cloud Dr.
Springfield, VA 22150

Professional Summary

Professional proposal developer/writer/manager with more than 18 years’ experience in all facets of proposal writing including writing, editing, managing, and capture managing proposals with values up to $300 million. Eleven years of experience as Technical Consultant and Systems Engineer in pre- and post-sales support focusing on software and hardware support, technical proposal and presentation preparation, and training. Inactive SECRET security clearance. Strengths include my energy and enthusiasm, my ability to get the most out of my team members through skillful personal relations, and my ability to write and edit with a combination of speed and accuracy. Demonstrated track record in crisis situations; specializing in post-Red Team scenarios. Broad IT background applicable to most current IT defense contracting vehicles. Subject matter expert in the areas of help desk management, web portal design, and NOC design.

Significant Accomplishments


Frosty’s Corner, LLC 2001 - Present

Contract Proposal Professional: On call to capture manage, proposal manage, coordinate, write, and edit proposals and other materials. Recent agencies (2002-2003) have included DIA, DOD, DOJ, DEA, FBI, NSA, NAVSUP, and the Office of Naval Intelligence. Specific work assignments included capture management, volume lead, writing, editing, and SME work in the IT field. Prefer working in high-pressure, tight-deadline situations.

Volunteer Webmistress:

Webmistress for St. John’s Lutheran Church ( and Frosty’s Corner, LLC (

Hewlett Packard 2000--2001

Technical Consultant

Prepared and presented technical information on Unix- and Intel-based servers and the company’s full range of server appliances. Customer base consisted of managed service companies and "dot coms." Critical to sales representatives’ success performing total-solution sales of hardware and e-services (software, support, and consulting). Wrote, managed, and edited proposals.

2Bridge Corp. 1999 – 2000

E-Business Consultant/Software Trainer/Software Documentation

Prepared customer demonstrations and prototypes of e-hub/portal software for the mid-Atlantic region. Prototypes consisted of web sites rapidly generated using a variety of tools in preparation for customer use of 2Bridge’s 2Share product. Evaluated and prepared responses to RFPs and RFIs. Installed and upgraded software products at customer sites including SIG in Arlington, VA and DuPont in Delaware. Provided significant support to the software documentation team with writing and editing.

Unify Corp. 1995 - 1999

Senior Federal Support Engineer/Software Trainer

Accountable for the post-sales success of all major Federal Unify accounts including NSA, US PTO, US Army Claims, and US Marshals Service. Assisted with proposal preparation and wrote MS PowerPoint courseware for multiple software products. Provided pre-sales support to federal and commercial account managers. Taught pre- and post-sales customers the use of client/server and web software. Trained customers in the use of one of the first enterprise Java products (9/96) designed to automatically connect Java-based web forms to traditional databases. Received a Unify Team Spirit award as a remote support engineer.

UIS/SmartStar/Sapiens 1989 - 1994
Technical Support Programmer

SAIC, Inc. and Tetra, Inc. 1988 - 1989
Technical Writing Contractor (self-employed)

Ktech Corp. 1987 – 1988
Proposal Writer/Technical Editor

Diginetics, Inc. 1985 - 1987
Technical Writer (Software Documentation)


University of Arizona:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (partial scholarship):

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