Editing and Writing
Editing means different things to different people. The Editors' Association of Canada provides a good definition of editorial skills that shows the difference between copyediting and proofreading, for example. TimmiT will use this list when discussing the scope of any editing project with you.
In a similar vein, writing can cover a wide range. The process depends on what you supply as input, who you see as your audience, whether photos and figures are included, and the medium in which you need the result, among other factors.
In both editing and writing, TimmiT's expertise as expert generalists is a significant advantage in addressing engineering, science, and general technical topics. Because we understand the subject matter, we are able to catch errors of fact or logic that would escape editors or writers without technical backgrounds. This saves our clients considerable professional embarrassment.
One of TimmiT's specialties is editing technical papers for people working in English as a second language (ESL). This includes papers for acceptance by peer-reviewed US and UK journals as well as theses for post-graduate degrees.
Another of TimmiT's specialties is the preparation of requests for proposals (RFPs) that will result in eventual awarding of contracts. Presentation of the statement of work in unambiguous terms and design of objective evaluation criteria while avoiding legal challenges are tasks that many organizations find difficult. Fortunately, they are areas in which TimmiT has considerable expertise.
TimmiT's writing and editing experience and expertise are the perfect complement to our expert generalist services. This mastery of "lexical engineering" by expert generalists is quite rare.
A list of lexical engineering case studies illustrates the range of the editing and writing work that TimmiT has done in the past.