My Technical Writing and Editing experience
is wide, and I can work with confidence in any field. Here I have
organised my publications by topic:-
Life Sciences The Cultivated Plants of the Tropics and Subtropics,
by Prof. Sigmund Rehm and Dr Gustav Espig. This was a translation
from German of a 400 page treatise, with botanical and cultivation
information of all the major food and commercial plants in the tropical
and subtropical regions.
Colossoma - the Salmon of the Amazon. This
species was very difficult to rear commercially. Eventually a team
of Hungarian scientists worked out how to do it, and then wrote
this book in English. I did the few text corrections needed.
Hot Water from the Sun. The original document was
written as a series of experiments using an 'artificial sun' for
testing different designs of solar panels using materials locally
and cheaply available in developing countries. I re-organised the
raw data so that useful information would be accessible to technicians
in the developing countries, e.g. coconut fibre may be 2% less efficient
as an insulator than fibre glass for the back of a solar panel,
but this may be very cheap, and so make good economics. (the original
text was in English)
Micro-Hydro Power Newsletter. This was established by a German
charity to link groups around the world working in this field (e.g.
in Tibet, the Andes, Kenya) and to encourage technical collaboration
directly between these groups rather than through European consultants.
I did text corrections for several issues, especially where foreigners
were attempting to write in English
Rainwater Collection Systems. This is a
CD-ROM for Margraf Publishing, where I have done text correction and
editing of the text for an audio-visual slide show and numerous
introductory articles and case studies by a variety of authors,
all on rainwater collection systems. The CD also includes the Conference
Papers from the 9th and 10th International Conferences on Rainwater
Hydraulic Engineering Schmitter
Catalogue. Schmitter are a major manufacturer of hydraulic components
for use in industry and on vehicles fitted with cranes, tippers
and rams. I have translated their catalogue from German to English,
as part of their ongoing expansion into the international market.
Industrial Engineering. At Henry Butcher International, I worked as a project
manager for a firm of industrial auctioneers and valuers for 7 years.
My writing here included auction catalogues, flysheets and advertising
copy - the catalogue descriptions must be especially clear and unambiguous.
I specialised in computer, video, audio and electronic equipment,
and built up a good network of contacts in these fields with whom
I could share technical and market information.
Materials Science. I originally trained as a Metallurgist, and I gained
the qualifications of MIM, CEng. Though my field of competence is
the production of steel wire for bolt and screw making, I can give
an authoritative opinion on any materials science issue, given enough
time, resources and money to investigate it fully.
I began my career at GKN (South Wales) Ltd., Cardiff, working as
a research and development metallurgist. A large amount of major
new plant was commissioned during my time there, including high-speed
rolling mill and continuous cast steel-making plant. Extensive trials
were done on these new materials, and written and verbal reports
were produced, written for the plant managers and senior quality
staff. Many other reports on 'routine' process improvements were
There is also a Full List of my publications
organised by publisher.
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