I work on a wide variety of products in a variety of disciplines: proposals, papers, websites, posters, presentations, science curricula, and occasionally textbooks. I have clients in chemistry, biology, psychiatry, virology, ecology, finance, nanotechnology, social science, nursing, medical research, the social sciences, and many other disciplines.
I will talk to you about your project and review any materials necessary so I can provide you with as accurate an estimate as possible. The final invoice will be within 10% of this estimate.
I require a 30% deposit for work for which the initial estimate is more than $500.
Yes. Several universities have realized that working with me provides a very good return on investment. For example, one prominent research university allows every investigator in certain departments to use 40 hours of my time per year. It’s difficult to calculate an exact return on investment for my services, because I can’t say exactly who would not have been funded if she or he hadn’t worked with me. I do know that university departments are convinced by their bottom line, and hiring me helps them bring in money or they wouldn’t do it.
An “iterative” process means that we go back and forth on documents. I don’t just do one round of edits or writing on a project and send it back. I have found over decades of doing this work that good editing and writing often requires several rounds before a draft is final.
I can provide as many samples as necessary, upon request. My clients’ proposals are confidential and I cannot post examples of their work on the internet.
Although I have expertise in a surprising number of disciplines (ecology, veterinary medicine, evidence reviews, health-services research, conservation biology, qualitative cancer research, molecular bio, nano, and many other specialties) good editing is not about content expertise. It is about making the experience of the reader, web user, audience, etcetera, as effortless as possible. You are the expert in your area; my job is to make your expertise, results, data, and knowledge crystal clear to your audience.
I will work with any aspects of a proposal—biosketches, resources, facilities, appendices, project narratives, etcetera.
While I offer broad editorial and writing services, I do not handle the administrative aspects of submitting or uploading a proposal.
Yes. I have vendor relationships with many universities and corporations. I have a federal EID and am a registered LLC with the state of Oregon.