The MITRE Corporation®

mitre.org

Mission:

A not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government, MITRE operates federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), which are unique organizations that assist the United States government with scientific research and analysis, development and acquisition, and systems engineering and integration. MITRE also has an independent research program that explores new and expanded uses of technologies to solve its sponsors’ problems.

Services:

Write and edit a variety of products for the Office of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, including:

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

wiche.edu

Mission:

WICHE and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region’s social, economic, and civic life.

Services:

Perform a variety of editing tasks for the print and interactive online editions of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates, 9th Edition, including:

  • Substantive editing
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Reports and studies

TwentyEighty Strategy Execution

www.strategyex.com

Mission:

To deliver workforce learning that bridges the strategy execution gap by combining the best of cutting-edge university research and proven business techniques.

Services:

Write and edit course materials for the latest editions of TwentyEighty’s business analysis curricula, including:

  • Create original instructional commentary to accompany class materials
  • Edit subject-matter expert instructions per style standards
  • Develop classroom activities around hypothetical case studies
  • Identify opportunities for the use of informational graphics
  • Track and log changes

Global Impact

www.charity.org

Mission:

Global Impact builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people.

Services:

Wrote over 40 feature articles for the Global Impact website profiling member charities and providing overviews of humanitarian crises worldwide. Other writing work included profiles of Combined Federal Campaign beneficiaries, a piece for the annual Giving Appeal, and an interview piece for Global Impact’s newsletter that was later repurposed as a web feature. Also edited features for annual reports.. Sample clips:

  • “Decline in Measles Deaths an Important Milestone, but Not the End of the Race,” March 2009 (PDF)
  • “Project HOPE Celebrates a Heritage of Health Care,” January 2009 (PDF)
  • “Political Turmoil, Epidemic Threaten Zimbabwe Aid,” December 2008 (PDF)
  • “Fighting the Food Crisis with Sustainable Agriculture,” November 2008 (PDF)
  • “Opportunity International Helps the Poor Move from Dependency to Dignity,” May 2008 (PDF)
  • “Cyclone Aftermath May Help Member Charities Break Myanmar Stalemate,” May 2008 (PDF)
  • “Taking the Sting Out of Malaria,” April 2008 (PDF)
  • “Member Charities Struggle to Maintain Lifelines to Embattled Democratic Republic of Congo Region,” February 2008 (PDF)
  • “Child-Friendly Spaces Provide Crucial Safe Zones for Refugee Kids,” February 2008 (PDF)
  • “International Youth Foundation Helps Young People Close the Hope Gap,” December 2007 (PDF)

United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women and Office of Justice Programs

www.justice.gov/ovw
www.ojp.gov

Under contract with Lockheed Martin

Mission:

OVW: Provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
OJP: provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and by providing grants for the implementation of these crime-fighting strategies.

Services:

Perform a variety of roles to assist in the review of grant applications by peer-review panels, including:

  • Record and edit consensus comments for in-person meetings
  • Facilitate teleconference sessions
  • Host and take notes for online meetings via teleconference and Adobe Connect
  • Write, copyedit, and proofread summary reports of meetings

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

cew.georgetown.edu

Mission:

An independent, nonprofit research and policy institute affiliated with the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands.

Services:

Provide substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading services for the Center’s reports and other publications.

  • Review draft reports and correspondence for overall structure, logical flow, clarity, and concision.
  • Ensure content adheres to the current Chicago Manual of Style and the CEW house style guide, and refer style questions to the staff editor.
  • Proofread reports and correspondence.

Jacob & Sundstrom, Inc.

Now part of ICF International

Mission:

With experts at the leading edge of cybersecurity, ICF International helps clients implement solutions that reduce the risks of data theft, reputation damage, and operational outages.

Services:

Technical writing and editing consultant on federal RFPs, marketing communications, and web content.

  • Document collection and review, writing, and editing for RFPs for federal government contracts
  • Design, writing, and editing for quarterly newsletter produced in support of a JASI on-site project
  • New and revised content for the JASI website

Human Factors International, Inc.

www.humanfactors.com

Mission:

Ensuring usability and systems consistency through software ergonomics, human factors science, and design considerations.

Services:

Technical writing and editing for HFI clients in the medical and health services sectors.

For GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Writing and design for “Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Medicines,” a prototype FAQ web page.

For the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Writing and editing of content for a prototype consumer web site, including:

  • Text for nine web pages
  • Initial batch of 125 database records on federal government social assistance programs and information sources
  • Online dictionary of terms
  • Content maintenance guidelines
  • Project final report

For HFI

Writing and editing of outline and training materials for a two-day “Writing For the Web” course to be offered
as part of HFI’s usability training programs.

National Center for Construction Education and Research

www.nccer.org

Mission:

Assists construction organizations and companies in implementing strong workforce development programs while helping individuals get the training and assessments they need to build successful careers in the construction industry.

Services:

Writing and editing of textbooks and supporting educational materials for NCCER’s comprehensive suite of apprentice-training curricula, including:

  • Working closely with project managers and subject matter experts to develop and revise outlines for curricula and chapters
  • Developing and revising student learning objectives and performance evaluation criteria
  • Researching and writing new content
  • Editing and revising existing content
  • Writing and editing test questions
  • Researching new and replacement figures and artwork and securing permissions
  • Writing and editing instructor materials such as lesson plans and PowerPoint decks
  • Profiling subject matter experts for biographical features
  • Writing summaries of textbooks for the NCCER catalog

Curricula included:

  • Sprinkler Fitting 2011 code revision, Levels 1-4 — lead technical writer
  • Plumbing Level 1 (current edition) — lead technical writer

S4Carlisle Publishing Services

www.s4carlisle.com

Mission:

A global leader in publication services for transforming and enriching the learning experience.

Services:

Technical writing and editing for a wide range of professional training and classroom textbooks.

For the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Writing and editing of textbooks and supporting educational materials for NCCER’s comprehensive suite of apprentice-training curricula, including:

  • Working closely with project managers and subject matter experts to develop and revise outlines for curricula and chapters
  • Developing and revising student learning objectives and performance evaluation criteria
  • Researching and writing new content
  • Editing and revising existing content
  • Writing and editing test questions
  • Researching new and replacement figures and artwork
  • Writing and editing instructor materials such as lesson plans and PowerPoint decks
  • Profiling subject matter experts for biographical features
  • Writing summaries of textbooks for the NCCER catalog

Curricula included:

  • Plumbing Levels 2–4 (current edition) — lead technical writer
  • Masonry Levels 1–3 (current edition) — lead technical writer
  • Carpentry Levels 1–4 (current edition)
  • Pipeline Maintenance Levels 3–4 (current edition)
  • Scaffolding (current edition)

For Cengage Learning

Revising and writing PowerPoint decks for a new edition of a criminal justice textbook.