Technical Editors, Writers, Proofreaders

If you would like the ADR office to assist with coordination and scheduling of these consultants, please contact ADRresdev@umich.edu.

Internal Resources:

Kate McAlpine, Senior Writer
Communications and Marketing Department
College of Engineering

Kate has experience with writing for NSF Center grants and has recently assisted with an NSF ERC proposal.  Kate is available depending on workload within the Communication & Marketing Department.

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Jack Fishtrom Editor, Writer
Technical Communications Dept.
College of Engineering

Jack specializes in engineering writing and technical communication, covering the full spectrum of project documentation from inception to completion. He works with all engineering specialties, emphasizing fundamental communication principles such as information structure, language simplicity, illustrations utility, and argument thoroughness. He is also a consulting writer and editor for engineering and medical organizations, and he is a licensed attorney that works in the junction between engineering and law.

Contact:
Jack Fishstrom, jackfish@umich.edu

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Joe Montgomery, Editor, Proofreader
Technical Communications Dept.
College of Engineering

Joe teaches technical communication and has experience editing and proofreading master’s theses and doctoral dissertations, journal articles and conference presentations, and, recently, an NSF ERC grant proposal. He can provide asynchronous document editing as well as synchronous consultations.

Contact:
Joe Montgomery, montgjoa@umich.edu 

External Resources:

Jan Riggs
Contracts & Grants Specialist

Jan Riggs has worked for over seven years with faculty from the School of Dentistry, College of Engineering and the Surgery Department in the Medical School assisting in the proposal submission process. She also has extensive experience working with foundations and enjoys working with faculty new to research.

Contact:
Jan Riggs, janet.riggs@yahoo.com

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Thara Visvanathan, Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Strong in writing content for e-learning modules, storyboarding, substantive editing, and proofreading. She is also comfortable with technical documents and interacts with authors closely during the revision process to ensure that their voice is retained as intended. She is very flexible with learning new style guides and/or software to align her editing services with project needs.

Contact:
Thara Visvanathan, tharavn@gmail.com