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Steve Brylski

Steve Brylski

Proposal Writer

L-3 Communications

Ashburn, VA

Proposal Writer at L-3 Communications


L-3 Communications

Proposal Writer

Reads, reviews, and dissects Requests for Proposal (RFPs) in accordance with proposal processes and procedures.

Researches and collaborates with business professionals on the most effective way to present proposed approaches and solutions to include producing outlines and contributing to the content design of proposal sections.

Collaborates with other proposal team members to develop a compliant proposal that clearly articulates a winning strategy, compelling solutions, and substantiated themes that addresses RFP requirements. Identifies, resolves, mitigates, and escalates gaps and risks.

Leverages interpersonal and interviewing skills to gather needed information from professionals.

Writes clear, persuasive, and articulate proposal sections.

Translates technical and other ideas into easily understandable text.

Reviews content for completeness, accuracy and correctness of language use and revises the proposal to meet predetermined standards of style and accuracy.

Understands, implements and teaches the process to generate winning proposal sections to other proposal team members.

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L-3 Communications

Proposal Coordinator

Successfully implements Project Management Institute (PMI) and Shipley Associates processes and methodologies to plan, execute, manage, control, and close RFP/RFQ/RFI responses and other projects as needed

Managed the development and submission of an RFI response for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Nuclear Test Personnel Review (NTPR) program with a 30-day turn and a team of four subject matter experts.

Responsible for full-lifecycle coordination duties on more than 15 responses to government requests, winning four contracts worth more than $1.5B of revenue

Regularly facilitates solution architects, senior engineers, and senior/executive-level management strategy sessions, review teams, and other content development processes

Provides expert-level support and training for the secure document repository and configuration management tool


L-3 Communications

Marketing Communications Specialist

Solely responsible for managing, writing, editing, designing, producing and delivering inner/views, a quarterly print magazine distributed division-wide to more than 4,650 employees across the United States

Guided the development and execution of a complete magazine redesign, focusing on end-user experience

Developed, managed, and maintained inner/views online using Microsoft SharePoint and basic HTML

Executed major direct mail marketing campaign on-time and under budget, successfully delivering “welcome packages” to +2,000 new employees under high-scrutiny

Directed special projects related to division strategic goals and initiatives such as event photography, brand and logo development, social media consultancy, and the creation of a company chocolate bar: “STRATISfaction.”

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Beta Theta Pi International Fraternity

Associate Editor

Planned, executed, and managed eight issues of The Beta Theta Pi, an award-winning magazine

Maintained the public-facing website,, using Joomla, DreamWeaver, and basic HTML

Provided onsite marketing communications support for special events (i.e. conventions, conferences, etc.), including promotional marketing, logistics, customer service, digital photography and social media curation

Communicated organizational strategies for a dynamic change initiative, influencing 138,000 customers

Facilitated multiple conferences on leadership, organizational strategy, and developing ethical frameworks

Conducted interviews with prominent U.S. and Canadian government officials, dignitaries, and other VIPs


L-3 Communications

Junior Technical Writer

Co-authored ISO 9001:2000 certification documentation and procedural guides used in $3B enterprise IT contract

Planned & developed a $15,000 conference room renovation

Assisted with SharePoint version migration

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Titan Corporation


SharePoint data migration.
Data entry.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bachelor of Arts, English, Creative Writing

Riverview High School