PRS offers professional manuscript editing services for engineers, professors, scientists, senior researchers, technicians and other authors who write, present and publish technical and engineering manuscripts.
The communication of technical information in writing is essential to the success of many research projects and the publications they generate, to the careers of many engineers and technicians, to the profitability of many businesses and to the positive educational impact of many instructional documents. Great ideas only become successful products if clear proposals demonstrating the practicality and economic feasibility of those ideas are written and presented. Complex designs and projects generally require constant monitoring and frequent reports over the course of their development and progress, and innovative structures and devices are only as good as the information enabling end users to benefit from them. From journal manuscripts to conference presentations, internal memos to transmittal letters, project proposals to forensic reports, test protocols to user manuals, the kinds of technical documents required in today’s world are numerous, yet it remains true that a large portion of the people working in technical fields do not enjoy writing or possess strong language skills. Fortunately, the engineering manuscript editing services team at PRS is always available to help.
One of the most challenging aspects of technical writing is the need to express complex ideas in simple terms that can be readily understood by those who have very little time to read technical documents and are not specialists in the relevant subject areas. Engineers, for instance, often write for managers and directors of various kinds, while software developers may spend a considerable amount of time composing instruction manuals for customers. This sort of writing requires a clear and concise style that avoids excessive specialised terminology and jargon, explains ideas and processes carefully and focuses on the most important points of concern to the intended audience – both what they want to hear and what they must hear. Many elements of a text can facilitate quick comprehension, such as well-organised sections and headings, information-packed lists and tables, visually effective graphs and charts, and clear transitions between ideas and procedures enhanced by the effective use of white space. All of these elements must be perfectly designed and executed, however, to achieve the author’s purpose in writing, and they must be checked and rechecked with painstaking exactitude, which is precisely what the professional editors of the engineering manuscript editing team at PRS excel at doing. Their expertise will give you more confidence in these aspects of your manuscript.
Our engineering and technical manuscript editors will also give you more confidence in your written English. They are experts in the English language as well as highly educated specialists in a wide range of technical fields. A PRS engineering manuscript editor can check and correct your grammar, punctuation and spelling, and he or she can also ensure that your formatting, documentation techniques and use of equations and symbols consistently meet the guidelines you are following. When you submit your document for our engineering manuscript editing services make sure that you include information on or a link to the guidelines or author instructions with which you are working. If you have received useful feedback from journal editors, mentors or other readers, you can send that along as well, and you may also want to highlight for your engineering manuscript editor any aspects or parts of your writing that especially concern you. By providing this type of information, you enable your editors to focus attention in the most productive ways while working on your manuscript, which will inevitably facilitate the best results.
Many of our clients are senior researchers and advanced technicians who are not native speakers of English but who wish or need to publish their research and other writing in the English language. Our engineering manuscript editor can assist such authors in communicating as clearly and with as much precision and sophistication in English as they could were they writing in their native language. However, the engineering manuscript editing services offered by PRS are also beneficial for native speakers of English who would like a second pair of professionally trained eyes to ensure that their scholarly writing contains no errors or inconsistencies in language or formatting and is generally polished to perfection before they share it with the world. Send us your manuscript today, and we will be delighted to demonstrate what a positive effect an engineering manuscript editor can have on your technical document.