Create better documents with Cadman Editing

Professional proofreading and editing services

Cadman Editing Services is a thriving business that provides writing, editing and training services to organisations and individuals. The services I offer include:

  • polishing a paper to improve its chances of being accepted by a journal
  • editing a report so that it flows well, and its findings are clear and accessible
  • helping authors to create documents that are appropriate for the
    intended audience (whether that audience be fellow scientists, grant committees, the general public or school children)
  • developing and delivering training courses in editing, Endnote and ways to work more efficiently in MS Word, for groups or individuals.
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I offer training (either face-to-face or via webinars) on how to work more effectively in Word using styles, templates and add-ins (e.g. Perfectit, Editor’s Toolkit, ReferenceChecker and PhraseExpress), and working with Endnote.

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About Cadman Editing

About me

I am a highly experienced technical editor, proof reader and trainer, with a PhD in biochemistry and a Masters in science communication. I have worked internationally as a scientist, university lecturer, technical editor and trainer.

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Effective Writing: Plain English at Work

by Elizabeth Manning Murphy with Hilary Cadman

Effective writing: plain English at work, second edition, is about writing that works: it is based on sound English grammar and plain English style. If you want to write in a way that is clear and meaningful, to avoid writing gobbledegook, and to be able to explain effective writing to others, this book is for you.

Through this book you will gain the skills needed to write cohesive paragraphs and to consider your target audience.

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I’m a scientist who became a technical editor about 15 years ago. In mid-2009, I decided to go freelance .  Through my blog I share my experiences of the latest software, industry trends and the challenges of running a small business.

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Recent projects

Using my scientific background and my skills in creating clear prose, I deliver high-quality documents to a wide range of clients. Projects I am currently working on include:

  • a set of six clinical practice guidelines on patient blood management
  • academic papers on a range of topics, including biochemistry, ethics, governance, law, tourism and microbiology
  • guidelines and reports for the World Health Organization
  • volunteering with AuthorAid (assisting scientists in developing countries to prepare papers for publication)
  • helping a client to make his research on governance accessible to a wider audience
  • delivering training courses to a range of clients.

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