Tallent Editorial offers a wide range of editing services for college application essays, personal statements, graduate student theses and Ph.D. student dissertations, academic tenure applications, grant/fellowship applications, CME/CNE/CE medical and nursing accreditation materials, and science manuscripts. I am a published writer, served in editorial positions of several literary publications, and have proofread science manuscripts published in eLife, PNAS, and Cell.
My professional career in editing began as a continuing education program manager for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates reviewing and accrediting CME and CNE materials for physicians and nurses. I also proofread education and training materials for the Human Rights Campaign. A move to Rockefeller University lead to more editing opportunities within the scientific and biomedical research communities.
If you are a research scientist, a student, a medical professional, a healthcare worker, or an academic professional in need of editing and/or proofreading assistance, or if you need administrative assistance readying your work for submission, let’s chat!
Typos and misspellings, inconsistencies and errors in layout, confusing word and page breaks.
Reading for inaccuracies, confirming facts via external sources.
Spelling, grammar, punctuation, word usage, repetition, etc.
Content, flow, paying close attention to usage, inconsistencies, and POV/tense.
Essay/proposal/manuscript read with one-page response including big-picture feedback.
Assistance with handling of manuscript file (title page, abstract, significance statement, main text, references, graphics/figures, funding sources, etc.), proofreading cover letters, and formatting per journal’s specific requirements.
“When I was applying to Ph.D. programs, Donna was an enormous help in guiding my writing process. I had ideas of what I wanted to say, but it was with her expertise that I was able to join these ideas into a cohesive and convincing story. She also gave excellent grammatical and structural edits, which taught me a lot about how to write prose that keeps the reader engaged while still maintaining my voice. I have Donna to thank for the unfolding success of my application, and I would recommend her to anyone in need of an editor!”
-Ph.D. Fellow, Biochemistry, UCSF
“Donna’s editing chops and open-mindedness made for encouraging communication that further compelled me to see my assignments all the way to the end.”
“I rely on Donna to provide concise line edits and insightful comments. She is very professional and always on time. I don’t know what I’d do without her expert feedback.”
My work is always improved after working with Donna. She is always gentle with her reception while also providing the edits and suggestions the piece really needs.”
-Poet & Novelist