Technical writing and editing

What does a technical communicator do? I can write or edit  research proposals, instruction manuals, patient information documents, workplace training materials. Submitting a journal article or book manuscript and need someone to copy edit your work? I can help with that.

If English is not your first language, I can quickly and professionally copy edit your documents to your specifications.

I have performed technical writing and editing in an academic setting for physicians, computer scientists, medical researchers and social scientists. I can do the same for you. Details of my experience appear below.

Senior Proposal Text Analyst for PPD.  Develop research proposals for global contract research organization headquartered in  Wilmington, N.C. (August 2010 to present)

Freelance Writing and Editing

Copy Editor, M. Spriggs, D. Addison and P. J. Matthews (eds) (2012) Irrigated Taro (Colocasia esculenta) in the Indo-Pacific: Biological, Social and Historical Perspectives (Senri Ethnological Studies 78). Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. 363 pp.

Copy Editor, Yoshinori Yasuda, editor (2012) Water Civilizations: From Yangtze to Khmer Civilizations.  Springer. 300 pp.

Copy Editor, Edison Housana, Ph.D., Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan: Academic editing in ecography. (2011)

Writer, fundraising campaign materials for Tom Conway Company, Wilmington

  • Miracle Field Program to build special playing field for children and adults with disabilities. $750,000 solicited; more than $1 million raised. (2011)
  • Althea Gibson Tennis Center 2006 parks bond provided $1.5 million for Phase I of the project. For Phase II, fundraising campaign solicited additional $750,000. (2011)

Copy Editor, Texas Tech University Press, Fall-Winter Catalog 2010-11.

Copy Editor for Minoo Alemi, lecturer and vice dean of education and languages, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Journal articles in applied linguistics. Ongoing.

Technical Writer and Copy Editor for Nasseh Tabrizi, Ph.D. ECU Department of Computer Science: National Science Foundation grant proposals, departmental documents. (2005-2006)

Copy Editor, for Kristin Borré, Ph.D. Editor, Nutritional Anthropology, Vol[1]. 28 Issues 1-2 2006, Spring-Fall 2006.

Graduate School Experience

  • Editorial Assistant, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine (April 2004-March 2006) Managed all technical documents for a medical research lab. Duties included writing consent documents for clinical trials and clinical research, editing research protocols and manuscripts; editing, preparation and submission of grant proposals to NIH; designing, maintaining Department of Internal Medicine and Photodynamic Therapy websites. Taught workshops for Fellows on medical presentations with PowerPoint; designed website with tips and resources. Built and maintained databases for research laboratory and medical intensive care unit. Assisted physicians with writing projects and presentations, including grant proposals, manuscripts, posters and PowerPoints.
  • Internship, East Carolina University Office of University Development, Corporate/Foundation Relations. (May-August 2005) Edited grants, researched funding sources. Designed, wrote content for new website.