Levels of Edit
Structured editing.

References

Levels of Edit

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We have over 20 years of hands-on experience in editing, indexing, and standardizing documentation for leading companies in science and industry around the world.

 

Science

European XFEL

Provided editorial support to over 200 physicists from almost 40 countries at a new research facility in Germany

Edited and formatted administrative, technical, and scientific reports as well as articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals

Edited annual reports and other public relations materials

Developed a consensual corporate style guide, document templates, and dozens of electronic forms

Designed, tested, and maintained an Alfresco-based company-wide intranet

Designed, tested, and maintained an Invenio-based publication database

Developed automated publication lists for reuse on the company website and user portal


Software

HEwlett Packard

Provided editorial support to the Software Division in the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East

Edited, indexed, and formatted end-user documentation for network software products

Developed and maintained style guides, production guides, and conversion templates for single-source documentation

Symantec

Provided editorial support to the Peter Norton Group in California

Edited, rewrote, and indexed end-user documentation for desktop software products

Developed and maintained style guides, master glossaries, and intranet sites for writing teams

Designed the user interface of a secure portal for software beta testers


Hardware

Harris Stratex

Provided editorial support to writing teams in New Zealand

Developed conversion templates and production guides for single-source documentation

XEROX

Provided editorial support to the Printing Systems Division in California

Edited, rewrote, and indexed end-user documentation for industrial print-on-demand products

Developed and maintained style guides, master glossaries, and master indexes for document sets

Maintained a terminology database and style guidelines for machine translation

Wrote marketing communications brochures for hardware products


 
Kurt is one of the best editors in the technical publications industry. Managing writing teams at Xerox, Symantec, and Hewlett-Packard, I extensively engaged Kurt for editing and indexing services. My writing teams highly valued his edits, which not only helped them take their individual documents to the next level but were used to establish consensual writing guidelines for collaborative documentation projects. He also built document conversion templates for single-source documentation and taught the teams how to systematically develop master indexes for documentation sets. Kurt is more than a top-notch editor, he is an innovator and efficiency driver.
— Stacy Woldt, former Documentation Director, Hewlett-Packard Software Division
 
 
During the construction phase of the European XFEL, I watched Kurt build the entire publication infrastructure for the company—style guide, document templates, document management system, and publication database—from the ground up, all the while editing a wide variety of administrative, technical, and scientific documents. In each of these company-wide infrastructure projects, he guided diverse stakeholders through the conceptual, development, testing, and maintenance phases with a remarkable calm and sense of vision that overcame differences and kept everyone focused on the big picture.
— Dr. Zaven Akopov, Head of International Nuclear Information Systems (INIS), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
For our technical writing team at Harris Stratex, Kurt Ament did some skilful custom development. He optimised our Adobe FrameMaker templates to connect an online help output. Kurt’s knowledge of good online help structure was essential to creating our user-friendly deliverable. Kurt also provided timely support to keep up with FrameMaker updates. We appreciate his up-to-the-minute product knowledge and his fast, friendly responses.
— Emily Cotlier, Former Senior Technical Writer, Harris Stratex