Protect and Project Your Image
Your business documents should reflect the values and standards of your organization and the quality of the products and services you market. Any letter, handout, or other piece of information you put in the hands of potential clients is, in effect, you. Prospects may not read beyond the first few lines if they lack clarity, succinctness, and impact. A polished presentation can make the difference between a business that flourishes and one that falters or even fails.
We can help you to project a first-class, professional image with every business document you release, both internally and externally. Every business writing or business editing project, big or small, has our undivided attention, and we honor your deadlines whether you are a one-person operation or represent a corporation with thousands of employees.
Business Writers and Editors
ESTHER DAVID-ROLAND is a writer and editor whose experience includes writing and editing in technical and non-technical subject areas. She has worked as a journalist, writer, and editor for more than 25 years and brings her many years of experience to each project. As a freelance copyeditor, Esther has worked with major publishers, businesses, and individuals, and has worked extensively with authors whose native language is not English.
Recent books she has edited include:
American Education, Democracy, and the Second World War (Dorn), 2007.
Domain Specific Development with Visual Studio DSL Tools (Cook, Jones, Kent, Wills), 2007.
Stock Options and Executive Compensation, Stock Option Alternatives
Cisco Routers for the Desperate: Router Management, The Easy Way (Lucas).
The Linux Enterprise Cluster (Kopper).
ASP.NET 2.0 Illustrated (Homer and Sussman)
Advanced Technologies in Biopharmaceutical Processing (Dutton and Scharer)
The Feline Patient: Essentials of Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd Edition (Norsworthy).
* Book editing (nonfiction)
* Developmental editing (nonfiction)
* Manuscript copyediting and proofreading
* Technical, medical, and scientific copyediting
* Website copyediting and proofreading
"Esther coached, edited, commented, and offered constructive suggestions. Her ideas and comments were more helpful than those I received from colleagues. " John R. Schultz, consultant, writer, retired professor
"Esther was great! She was very informative and clear as to the reasons for changes she suggested. Very bright and intuitive, it was a pleasure working with her and hope to do so again soon."
"I am completely satisfied with her work, and the extra effort she made to understand what I needed. It felt like she was around the corner in regards to how quickly she responded." —Maria Flores (substance abuse counselor)
"Esther was very involved and enthusiastic editing my book. It was a pleasure working with her." —Nadzija Gajic-Sikiric (retired surgeon)
"I was VERY pleased with the whole experience from start to finish! I will definitely use this service again. The copyediting was very constructive and helpful. It was very easy to ask questions and get in contact with my consultant. Esther turned a stressful situation into a fun one. Thanks again!!!!"
DEBRA FISHER is president and owner of an independent education, learning, and communications consulting business. She graduated summa cum laude with majors in English and education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. With a minor in philosophy, critical thinking permeates all her work as a writing consultant and instructional designer for online learning. She holds a post-baccalaureate certification in instructional design from the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instructions (IBSTPI) and a secondary education teaching certification in English from the State of Arizona.
ARLENE W. ROBINSON makes complicated terminology interesting, lively, and reader-friendly, and can make your advertising copy irresistible. From Americanization of documents for her international clients to complete policy and procedure manuals, Arlene is sensitive to each client's unique needs and budget, and has a proven track record of client satisfaction. Arlene also offers assistance to business clients who want to produce full-length self-help and how-to books.
NANCY ROSENBAUM specializes in writing, proofreading, fact-checking, and editing of business and technical documentation. She has more than 20 years of experience writing and editing technical documentation for industries ranging from computer hardware and software to banking and finance, environmental engineering and heavy/highway construction, pharmaceuticals, consulting, biometrics, and security. Her work has included client-facing materials such as proposals, multi-volume permit applications, user guides, release notes, and marketing copy to internal materials such as functional specifications, test plans with use cases, and progress reports. Nancy has also edited articles on topics including clean technologies, business and marketing, computer science and learning, industrial technology, and other subjects for journals and symposia such as World Congress on Computer Science; Educause Quarterly; IEEE national and international conferences, workshops, and journals; Journal of Computer Security; Journal of Industrial Teacher Education; International Journal of Computer Applications; International Journal of Human-Computer Studies; Eastern Economic Journal; and European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.
Nancy earned a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Mt. Holyoke College and studied technical documentation and business communications at Northeastern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"The network's prompt response detailing potential editors allowed our text to be in the hands of an editing professional in no time. The knowledge, professionalism, and editing service offered by Nancy greatly enhanced the content and flow of the textbook. Additionally, Nancy provided comments and insight that went well beyond the service paid, and returned the ~44,000 word textbook within weeks. I highly recommend the network and Nancy."
"I couldn’t have dreamt of receiving the thoroughness of editing, knowledge, and follow through that was provided by Nancy. She caught an error in my reference list that I would never have found. I don’t know how she did it! I am so pleased!"
"Seriously, you saved my life. English is my second language. I was desperate looking at all the words I had to put together so that it would flow nicely using APA style. This was an immense mountain to climb. I decided to search the web to see if I could find help. I did not know about your network but I figured I would search for APA Editor and there you were. I also thought it would be too late since there was only 5 days before my paper was due. I sent the email anyway out of desperation....and ding! I got a response right away. I could’t believe it and was afraid it was a scam. But I had nothing to lose.
Nancy took by messy words and made a wonderful essay with it. She rearranged the headlines, wrapped it all up in APA, check my reference list to make sure I had quoted everyone. I received an amazing final product. I now can carry on working full-time doing a Master knowing that there is someone who can help me at the most difficult times...editing. My husband also wants to thank you since I was so much easier to live with once I found you! Ha!
Thank you so much!
Academic editing and scholarly writing consultant: theses and dissertations
APA format and Chicago Manual of Style
A.J. is an editor, proofreader, and writer with wide experience both in fiction and in nonfiction, the latter with specialties in business writing, business methods, business history, communication, and literary analysis. He also writes both nonfiction (primarily articles on business-related topics and book reviews in various areas of fiction and nonfiction) and fiction and has won several minor awards for his short stories.
As a freelance editor, he enjoys the challenges of working with both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. His specialty is science fiction (and he edited the four-volume Magill’s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature), but he moves easily among genres. Although he thrived as an in-house editor, he decided in 1997 to pursue freelance work, primarily to be able to work more directly with authors and to have greater flexibility and choice among projects. He prides himself on helping authors write so that they convey exactly what they want to, polishing their work and exploring with them the best ways to tell their stories or to present their facts and theories while maintaining the authors’ own tone and style.
His career in the publishing industry, spanning more than 25 years, began at SAGE Publications. While pursuing graduate work in economics at UCLA, he taught at California State University, Northridge, and other colleges in the Los Angeles area. After deciding that the publishing field suited him better than academia, he took a position at Salem Press, earning promotion to the position of project editor within several months. He worked in-house at Salem Press until starting work as a freelance editor, and Salem Press remained a client until it went out of business.
A. J. has edited nonfiction work, both books and papers (including more than a dozen successful theses and dissertations and dozens of articles published in academic journals), in a variety of fields, including various social sciences, technical research, and medical research. His work includes dozens of books and more than 50 journal issues in the social sciences, research methods, mathematics, political science, psychology, business and management, history, and health and medicine, among other topics.
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