An executive summary is found at the beginning of longer, more detailed business proposals and other documents. It is generally not more than 10 percent of the original document. The following guidelines will help you write an executive summary.
Keep in mind that the executive summary's purpose is to sell the ideas presented in the proposal, not to describe them. You need to grab the reader's attention and compel him or her to read the entire proposal, not just the summary. Show the reader through the summary that there is a big problem either existing or coming that your proposal will resolve.
Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.