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Janet Arrowood's Résumé / Curriculum Vitae

Janet Arrowood, Technical writer, editer, and trainer

The Write Source, Inc.

672 Strathearn Dr., Grand Junction, Colorado USA


  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Graduate work: Operations Research (The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.)
  • Graduate work in Business and Engineering Management (University of Southern California, University of Phoenix)


Ms. Arrowood is the Managing Director of The Write Source, Inc., a small business providing broad spectrum writing, editing, and training services to clients worldwide. Her company was organized in 1991 and formally incorporated under its parent (Investment Decisions, Inc.) in 1993. Prior to founding The Write Source, Ms. Arrowood was a Senior Scientist for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at the SHAPE Technical Centre in Den Haag, Holland (1987-1990). She also worked as a Senior Staff Engineer for Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin), a Member of the Technical Staff at the MITRE Corporation, and an officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Her capabilities and competencies include:

Technical Writing, Editing, and Training

Technical Writing and Editing:
Coordination with Subject Matter Experts to create a wide variety of reports, studies, white papers, articles, books, marketing materials, and proposals (grant and technical). Clients include medical consultants, engineering, mining, transportation/transit, construction, educational institutions, laboratories, environmental services, software/IT, insurance, financial, legal, accounting, others.

Development of technical, proposal, grant proposal, journalist, Internet/email/netiquette training programs for international clients (United Nations, NATO, NGOs, others), government entities (Federal, state, city, county, others), trade and professional associations (U.S. Small Business Administration and affiliates, Denver metro, Asian, Hispanic, and other Chambers of Commerce), and corporate clients (Rio Tinto, Herzog Engineering, Center for Medicare/Medicaid Consulting, others). Long-term training arrangements with Mountain States Employers Council (MSEC) and the State of Colorado Office of Economic Development (Minority and Women's Business Office. Presentation of college/university level courses in mathematics, marketing, writing, and critical thinking.

Development and presentation of fully scripted Webcast/Webinar presentations for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Development and presentation of audio continuing education programs for the College for Financial Planning. Voiceover for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

Proposal and Grant Proposal Writing and Editing

Proposal Writing/Editing and Request for Proposal (RFP) Analysis:
Technical proposals, requirements matrices, RFP analysis, supporting materials development, project management, and document editing. Clients include engineering, employment/HR, consumer products, professional services, construction, software development, transportation/transit, laboratory, others at the Federal/Agency, State, local, and commercial levels. Specific agencies include: FTA/DOT/FHWA; Departments of the Army and Air Force; EPA/NREL; Bureau of Reclamation, others.

Written Materials and Customized Program Development

  • Course, book, and question writing and editing (mathematics, business, marketing, and English)
  • Books and articles, including research and data analysis
  • Grant Proposal Writing Training—UNEP/UNDP, GEF-IWCAM, the State of Colorado, others
  • Facilitation, Presentation, and Public Speaking Skills—EPA ERD, UNDP/UNOPS (Vietnam and Spain), Freeport McMoRan, Knight Piésold, others
  • Continuing education—insurance, financial, legal, government, banking, real estate, CFP®, NASD firm element, ethics, CPE
  • Online and written mathematics, writing, ESL, financial, ethics, and business courses
  • Business development workshops: RFP Analysis and Proposal Preparation
  • Writing—business, proposal, technical, grant, grammar, and style courses
  • Newsletter writing, layout, and development (online and print): Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, EverBank.
  • Lessons Learned, monthly and quarterly agenda/reports, technical report preparation/editing

Adjunct Faculty

Westwood College of Technology, (Teikyo) Loretto Heights University

Software Packages

Microsoft Office—Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Access, Project Manager, Visio, Framemaker


  • Grand Junction Business Times—monthly small business columnist
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit financial articles (Lincoln Financial)
  • Business and credit articles (Dun & Bradstreet)
  • Advisor Today and Financial Services Journal Online—Financial, investment, insurance, marketing, and other articles ( keyword “arrowood”)
  • Financial Playbook—Financial, insurance, marketing, ethics
  • Morgan Stanley Insights and Horizons magazine conference articles (Interviews with SMEs and the CEO
  • Colorado Lawyer—Insurance and business planning, family law, asset allocation
  • Denver Business Journal and affiliated Journals—Small business columnist
  • Various Chamber of Commerce newsletter articles
  • (keyword “arrowood”)
  • Registered Rep. Magazine—regular column on insurance, plus features (keyword “arrowood”)
  • Registered Rep. Small Business Advisor supplement
  •—business planning articles (keyword “arrowood”)
  • Morgan Stanley Insights/Horizons articles

Training Programs

Writing workshops—technical, business, proposal, grammar:

  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • CECOM, NAVAIR, MDA, and other military commands
  • GEF-IWCAM (UNEP/UNDP) Grant Proposal Writing Workshop (Caribbean)
  • UNDP/UNEP/UNOPS Facilitation, Presentation, and Public Speaking Skills (Hanoi, Vietnam and Valencia, Spain)
  • TATRC, EPA, NOAA, NASA, HUD, ITS, and other government agencies
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/National Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR/NCAR)
  • Climax Molybdenum Mine and Mill (Freeport McMoRan)
  • ColoWyo Coal Company (Rio Tinto)
  • Various cities, counties, and other government entities
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Technical Agency—Holland
  • Russian Nuclear Cities Initiative (AAAS/Russia)
  • Employers Council (EC) and member companies
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, other chambers
  • SBA's Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunity Council (SADBOC
  • Lexmark, AECOM Companies, Optimus Software Corporation, others
  • Colorado Office of Economic Development, MSEC
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
  • Technical and proposal writing—Herzog Companies, Precision Recruiting, others

Studies/Guides/Papers/Technical Writing

  • Lessons Learned—West Rail Project
  • Lessons Learned—T-REX Project
  • Lessons Learned—Eagle P3 Procurement
  • Final Report, Colorado Department of Transportation, BNSF/UP Railroad Freight Rail Study


  • Plain Language, Please: How to Write for Results, Rowman & Littlefield
  • How to Fare Better—Right-Sizing Rates for Financial Advisors, The National Underwriter Company
  • Financial Success for Young Adults and Recent Graduates—Managing Money, Credit, and Your Future, Rowman & Littlefield Education
  • Laos, Vietnam, & Cambodia—Hunter Guide, Hunter Publishing
  • Mathematics for ESL Learners, Rowman & Littlefield Education, November
  • Living With Wildfires—Prevention, Preparation, and Recovery, Bradford Publishing
  • Long-Term Care—What You Should Know, Bradford Publishing
  • The Professional Advisor's Insurance Desk Reference, CLE in Colorado, Inc.