Donna Sklener

Quality Technical Communications

I have an engineering education and decades of work experience which earned me a reputation as the go-to person for editing anything of a technical nature.

I am not afraid to tackle content from any field. I enjoy helping authors perfect their material by proofreading and editing to ensure wording is clear and efficient. I am the editor you need if you want someone who will not be confused, intimidated, or overwhelmed by your technical content. I can edit so your document is clear for readers with a high level of expertise in your topic, or for those with no prior knowledge of it. Tell me your intent and we’ll go from there.

I perform proofreading, copyediting, and comprehensive / substantive / developmental editing using the track changes feature in Microsoft Word or commenting tools in Adobe Acrobat.

I have experience editing policies, procedures, work instructions, design specifications, user guides for in-house calculation tools, operating manuals, service bulletins, and training presentations. Topics and audiences include engineering, drafting, purchasing, accounting, legal, quality, safety and environmental, sales, and manufacturing.

I can effectively edit many additional types of documents, such as proposals, presentations, speeches, reports, white papers, dissertations, syllabi, curricula, course plans, manuscripts, papers (technical, research), trade journal articles, essays (college admission, scholarship, academic), personal statements, newsletters, correspondence (personal and business), job requirements, marketing copy, direct mailings, and more.

I am familiar with Chicago Manual of Style, APA, Gregg Reference Manual, and Scientific Style and Format (CSE / CBE Manual). I can also edit to other industry and house style guides.

Please review my resume and visit my website for more information.

Quality Technical Communications: Documenting your ideas, perfecting your documents.

Business phone: 716-307-9525


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Years in the field: 29
Years freelancing: 6


Donna Sklener