editing services

Tallent Editorial offers a wide range of editing services for your college application essay, personal statement, graduate thesis, PhD dissertation, fellowship application, funding proposal, science/medical manuscript, and CME/CNE/CE accreditation materials. I am a published writer, a full-time medical editor, and a member of the American Medical Writers Association. My previous experience includes serving in various editorial roles within the literary community and proofreading science manuscripts published in eLifePNASCell, and Science.

About Me
My professional career in editing began as a continuing education program manager for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates reviewing accreditation materials for physicians and nurses. I gained additional experience proofreading and copy editing education and training materials for the Human Rights Campaign. A move to Rockefeller University lead to further editing opportunities within the broader scientific and biomedical research communities.

If you are a research scientist, student, medical professional, or academic professional in need of editing 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.

Fact Checking
Reading for inaccuracies, confirming facts via external sources.

Copy Editing
Spelling, grammar, punctuation, word usage, repetition, etc.

Line Editing
Content, flow, paying close attention to usage, inconsistencies, and POV/tense.

Editorial Assessment
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.

Client Testimonials
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.”
-Academic Librarian

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

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