Technical Editors, Writers, Proofreaders

University of Michigan Technical Editor, Writer, Proofreader Support

Internal Resources:

Laura Crane, Technical Editor, Writer, Proofreader

Laura is a freelance technical editor with 25 years of experience.  She was a technical grant writer for Washtenaw community college and has edited for CLASP, ME, IOE and AREO and NERS departments at UM.   Recently Laura has worked for professors at CLaSP, ME, NERS, ADGRE and others assisting with their research grant proposals.  She was also editor for a recently successful Dept. of Transportation UTC grant.

Contact:
Associate Dean of Research Office: Rick Vanden Heuvel, hoovervh@umich.edu or Maureen Burns moburns@umich.edu to assist with coordination and scheduling.

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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.

Contact:
Associate Dean of Research Office: Rick Vanden Heuvel, hoovervh@umich.edu or Maureen Burns moburns@umich.edu to assist with coordination and scheduling.

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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, or Associate Dean of Research Office: Rick Vanden Heuvel, hoovervh@umich.edu or Maureen Burns moburns@umich.edu to assist with coordination and scheduling.

External Resources:

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, or Associate Dean of Research Office: Rick Vanden Heuvel, hoovervh@umich.edu or Maureen Burns moburns@umich.edu to assist with coordination and scheduling.