Dr. Oswald provides writing, editing, and formatting services to clients throughout the U.S. and e-mails documents right to them. She has over 20 years writing and editing experience, and has specialized in technical writing and editing since 1987.
Technical editing and document formatting (Microsoft Office products)
Typing up into Word (or other preferred program) any documents available only in hard copy or uncopyable PDFs
Copying PDFs and putting into workable Word or Excel files
Reformatting Word and Excel projects to make them look sharp and edit them for readability and correctness
Creating detailed forms in Word and Excel with automatic form fill features (having created over 7,000 federal and state forms in Word and Excel that are used worldwide, I consider myself one of the top experts in form design in the country - see formsinword.com).
Creating company style guides that provide consistent guidelines in writing, editing, and formatting for that particular company, including various examples.
Editing a multiauthored document so that it reads stylistically as if from one author to improve readability.
Specializing in rewriting reports written by authors for whom English is a second language.
Conducting research on various topics for authors to include in their reports or presentations.
Organizing various electronic content into folders and files by type, year, topic, name, etc. so they can easily (and logically) be located.
Proofreading. We have a very valuable employee whose main skill is comparing typed documents to hard copies to ensure that no mistakes were made; this is a rare gift, someone who can proof every letter and every number against the original without missing anything. Such a skill is essential when comparing, say, analytical results in the laboratory records to those typed into a report. It is tedious work and very difficult to find someone who is patient and great at it, and I have b