Faces of Fairfax City: FedWriters (full video)
FedWriters does what its name implies—it has a team of professional writers ready to help clients develop complicated documents and tackle laborious proposals for the federal government. FedWriters’ team also provides services to the commercial sector with professional writing and editing of documents and multimedia content, along with communication, technical, and staffing services.
FedWriters started as an incubator business at the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) in 2010, and it’s become a true MEC success story as one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing private American companies! FedWriters has ongoing contracts and task orders with over 40 federal agencies, including NASA, NOAA, the National Science Foundation, the services of the DoD (U.S. Army, Marines, Space Force, et al.), FDA, and many others. FedWriters has employees serving organizations in 24 states, with certifications and expertise in ISO, CMMI, and quality control among others.
If you need “clear, compelling, and compliant” writing and communications, whether for government or commercial entities, contact FedWriters and see what its team of experts can do for you.
FedWriters’ headquarters is located at 3975 University Drive, Suite 440, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Read more about FedWriters from the founder and CEO Mitchell Cho and the Vice President Eric Stone.
Tell us a little about FedWriters.
FedWriters is a professional writing, research, and communications company that helps government and commercial organizations develop and manage a range of documents, including technical reports, policy documents, user manuals, multimedia content, and more.
FedWriters draws on our world-class capabilities in technical writing, research and analysis, and publication services. These core capabilities tie into the foundation of FedWriters, where our mantra, “clear, compelling, and compliant” guides each and every project from planning to production. We currently support more than 60 government and commercial clients, including the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Army Cyber Institute (ACI).
Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, FedWriters was founded in 2010 by a former U.S. Marine with a background in grant writing, regulatory development, and strategic planning. FedWriters was ranked #146 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies; #3 on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce list of fastest-growing companies in Virginia; and #137 on the Inc. 500 Regionals list of fastest-growing, private companies in the DC Metro region.
We also hold several industry certifications, including Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Services Maturity Level 3 (defined processes), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 (quality management), ISO 27001:2013 (information security), and ISO 20000:2018 (IT service management).
What is the mission of FedWriters?
FedWriters’ mission is to communicate the business of government with high-quality writing, research, and technology services and through programs to motivate and inspire our workforce.
What are the products and/or services FedWriters offers?
FedWriters specializes in government writing and publication services. Our services include technical writing and editing, graphic design and publication services, research and analysis, IT services, policy and regulatory development, and records management.
What makes FedWriters unique in Fairfax City?
FedWriters’ services are unique because we specialize in communicating the business of government. For example, we support publications posted in the Federal Register, regulations promulgated in the Code of Federal Regulations, and several high-profile and congressionally mandated publications such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Strategic Plan, the FEMA Disaster Operations Legal Reference, and training handbooks for Coastguardsmen serving aboard U.S. Cutters.
What is something you would love Fairfax City residents and visitors to know about FedWriters?
FedWriters is a true product of Fairfax City Economic Development Authority programs. We started at the Mason Enterprise Center—the city’s business incubator, was awarded a grant from the city, and have taken advantage of the city’s business tax incentives. We are located in the heart of the city next to the Old Town Square, and a majority of our local workforce have degrees from George Mason University.
What inspired you to open your business in Fairfax City?
The founder of FedWriters, Mr. Mitchell Cho, was born and raised in Fairfax County and is a resident of Fairfax City; he was also inspired by the city’s proximity to the Nation’s capital. Fairfax City offers the best of a small-town community with a diverse population and modern amenities and businesses such as restaurants, parks, and a business-friendly government (i.e., grants and tax incentives). FedWriters started at the Mason Enterprise Center, the city’s business incubator, and on “graduation,” we were provided incentives such as a business grant to stay in the city. We are proud to be a part of the city’s business community and have cultivated relationships with other city businesses and members of the city council and leadership, as well as department heads at George Mason University.
What do you love most about running your own business?
We at FedWriters are honored and proud to be able to support the U.S. Government and communicate and provide its critical services across national security, economic security, environmental protection, and general prosperity and welfare programs. We are honored to support more than 30 different federal agencies spanning the scope of the federal government, from defense agencies such as the U.S. Marine Corps and the Defense Intelligence Agency, to science-based agencies such as NASA and the National Science Foundation, to civilian agencies including the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Do you have any advice for new business owners?
Jump right in. If you have an idea, have a plan to grow that idea, and are willing to do what it takes, don’t wait for the “perfect moment,” just start working on it. Every success journey starts with a single step, then you keep stepping—keep making progress every day. You will be surprised at how much luck you will find by working hard on your business every day.
How can people follow you on social media?
Our website: https://www.fedwriters.com/