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My name is Jim Hesson. I am a freelance writer and editor of medical and scientific manuscripts. I am passionate about science and writing, and I enjoy helping authors tell their best research story. Whatever type of text you are writing, I look forward to serving you. 

Writing a scientific text can be a complex, daunting task, requiring a high level of technical expertise and writing skills. Your readers expect engaging, compelling, relevant, meaningful content delivered with great precision and accuracy. Inconsistency or lack of clarity in the language, including  errors in mechanics and usage; irregularities in technical nomenclatureredundant, nonessential information; vague, ambiguous descriptions; or errors in reporting numerical data can distract or confuse your readers and even call into question the credibility of a text. This could result in a grant application not being approved, losing readership for a journal or newsletter, or delayed approval in the regulatory process, in publishing in a journal, or in completing a doctoral program.

A professional editor can help you avoid these time-consuming, costly scenarios by pointing out issues you may not have noticed and by suggesting changes that clarify and improve your message. 

Types of Manuscripts I Edit

Scientific Journal Articles

I have edited over 1,900 scientific journal articles published in various peer-reviewed journals. 

PhD Dissertations

I can align your manuscript with a style guideline prescribed by your school or adviser.

Grant Applications

I edit NIH and FDA grant applications, as well as other grant proposals.

Academic Monographs

I can edit your academic monograph (book) and align it with the style manual preferred by your publisher.

​Clinical Study Reports

I have edited numerous summaries of RCTs on safety, efficacy, bioequvalence, and bioavailability.

CME Materials

I can edit continuing medical education (CME) material, and I am familiar with ACCME accreditation criteria.

Health Communication

I edit health communication materials aiming to promote the health and well-being of individuals and the public. 

Plain Language Summaries

I can write or edit plain language summaries of results from clinical trials for lay audiences and patients. 

Medical Newsletters

I edit medical newsletters and materials that communicate updated research findings supporting best practices in evidence-based medicine.

Style Manuals

I can align your manuscripts with these gold-standard style guides.

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My Credentials

Testimonials

Clients rate my service as dependable, timely, meticulous, responsive, cost effective, and easy to use.

R. Michelle Sauer Gehring

PhD, ELS

Principal Writer/Editor at RnAEditing, LLC

Expertise in medical and academic research

Houston, Texas
 

"I have worked with Jim on multiple projects. His ability to copyedit is superb, and he kindly provides a rationale for edits when needed so that authors can learn and improve over time. He rapidly transforms complicated text into clear language and provides key comments to improve the project. His professionalism is unmatched."

"Jim is a standout professional in his field. What really impressed me most was just how fast and thorough the copyediting services was. Above all, he worked hard over the weekend to meet the close deadline and kept me updated throughout with email. It’s without hesitation that I recommend his services."

Javad Jabbari

Associate Director Regulatory Affairs Medical Devices and Combination Products at Ascendis Pharma

Copenhagen, Denmark

"I was very satisfied with Jim's editing service. He delivers on time. His comments and feedback are relevant. He pays close attention to various details of English, as well as conventions and standards of research papers, which made my paper presentable for publication.”

Dmitri Simberg

Associate Professor

Expertise in iron oxide nanoparticles, bionanointeractions

University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus

"I highly recommend Jim for editing papers, grants and resumes. I have known him for 3 years and during his time I had many opportunities to witness his professionalism."

About Me

My name is Jim Hesson. I am passionate about science and writing, and I enjoy helping authors tell their best research story.

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