Technical Editors, Writers, Proofreaders

University of Michigan Technical Editor, Writer, Proofreader Support

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.

Contact:
Associate Dean of Research Office: Rick Vanden Heuvel, hoovervh@umich.edu or Elaine Meinzer emeinzer@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 Elaine Meinzer emeinzer@umich.edu to assist with coordination and scheduling.

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, or Associate Dean of Research Office: Rick Vanden Heuvel, hoovervh@umich.edu or Elaine Meinzer emeinzer@umich.edu to assist with coordination and scheduling.

Techniglyph Enterprises, LLC

Partnering with research professionals in crafting your technical content for a wider audience. Tglyph provides a wide range of graphic communications options that include:

  • Conceptual, scientific and technical illustration for all media
  • Academic cartooning
  • Textbook/textmedia illustration
  • Patent drawing
  • Event promotions materials
  • Publication design
  • Text Editing

Contact:
Rod Hill (rod@tglyph.com)

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 Elaine Meinzer emeinzer@umich.edu to assist with coordination and scheduling.