Editing Technical Writing When You’re Not Technically a Technical Expert

September 20, 2018
11:30 AM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT

W.M. Jordan
708 Bainbridge Street
Richmond, VA 23224
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Come join us for our kick-off program for the SMPS year!

Editing technical content in proposals can be intimidating, especially if you’re not a technical specialist! But here’s a secret that editors don’t share: You don’t need to be an absolute expert on the content you’re editing to make a positive impact. Jen McGovern, CPSM, a former copyeditor turned A/E/C marketer, will discuss how you can edit technical content in proposals. She’ll share tips and tricks to help strengthen your editing skills and help you feel more confident tackling technical writing.

Jen McGovern

Jen McGovern, CPSM
Regional Marketing Manager

Jen McGovern, CPSM, is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Marketing Manager for VHB in Tysons, VA. With extensive editing, writing, and marketing experience, she fell into the AEC industry in 2012 and found a passion for proposals and infrastructure projects. A member of SMPS Washington, DC, Jen is the Director of the Career Advancement Committee, which leads the chapter’s CPSM Boot Camp, Guru Guidance mentorship program, and Leadership Development Series program. She achieved her CPSM certification in 2015.

11:30am-12:00pm Registration & Networking
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch and Program
Lunch will be provided.

Parking is available at nearby (across the street) Padilla Communications at 101 W. Commerce Street, Richmond, VA. Their facilities offer both an open lot and underneath parking for SMPS attendees. Note, the underneath spots are more ideal for compact vehicles as they are space limited, however, full size vehicles will find ample parking at the open lot.

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Registration Policy
Payment is accepted online, at the door, or mailed in advance to:
SMPS Virginia Chapter Treasurer, Betsy Loeb, 7900 Hampton Meadows Cove, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Service Charge
If payment is not received by the start of the program, parties will be invoiced for payment of registration fee plus a $10.00 service charge to cover billing and processing.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations may be made in writing up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. No-shows and cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance are responsible for the full cost of registration. No-shows and cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance who registered using the “pay at the door” feature are responsible for the full cost of registration plus a $10 service charge and will be billed accordingly.


$35.00 Member

$60.00 Non-Member Ticket