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Andrea Collier

Andrea is one of the preeminent Microsoft Word experts working within the bids and proposals industry. During the 10 years she has been freelancing, Andrea has directly supported blue chip companies with their templates and documentation on many major projects, including rail franchises and large infrastructure bids.

Given Andrea’s extensive experience supporting bids, both large and small, she is used to working within the stringent submission deadlines often associated with proposal work and the processes involved. She understands all of the idiosyncrasies that affect the frequently large and complex documents associated with bid submissions, and as such, is able to maintain her calm professionalism in the face of approaching submission deadlines.

Andrea employs Word best practice to ensure absolute consistency of documentation and uses advanced techniques to produce bespoke client templates, creating an environment that allows bid teams to produce more consistent documentation that conforms to their corporate style, irrespective of an individual team member’s experience with using Microsoft Word. Andrea designed Word templates for over 25 different clients in 2015, including the Development of macro enhanced Word templates, facilitating document consistency and enhanced efficiency for the bid production process.

Keen to share knowledge and help bid teams, she has delivered training and guidance to a number of organisations on using Word effectively in a bid environment and regularly posts tips and blogs on best practice, via LinkedIn and other forums.


Document Management, Formatting, Microsoft Word, Proposal Management, Training


Andrea Collier

  • Microsoft Word & Document Expert
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