writing + editing + illustration + design + support + instruction
(work in progress by Rosemarie L. Coste, Ph.D.)
Thank you for your interest in Scribionics, the company through which my consulting services are available. Through Scribionics, I help creative thinkers communicate their ideas, whether that means editing a scientific paper, customizing a blog, designing a business presentation, or any other project combining my skills in information technology and human language. If you have a big idea and are seeking help in sharing it, contact me ('rose' at 'scribionics.com') and we may be able to work together.
If you are curious about my scholarly projects, please visit my hypertextual-ultrastructures site for a link to my dissertation and related material; my CV lists my publications, presentations, and research interests.
Talk to me; give me your rough notes; let me observe your work in progress and interview your subject-matter experts. By paying attention to details and asking the right questions, I can document your standard operating procedures (SOP), manufacturing work instructions (MWI), and other activities you may take for granted, providing you with material suitable for training new employees, satisfying regulatory requirements, and recovering from disasters. I have created user-support material such as online help files and printed manuals, as well as training material and internal-use documents used to guide technical support personnel. Your business may rely on special knowledge stored only in the minds of special people; I can help you make sure that knowledge is clearly recorded, safely stored, and appropriately shared.editing
I have proofread, edited, and sometimes re-written, long and short documents on a variety of scholarly, scientific, technical, business, and creative subjects. If you have collected your ideas but you just don't like how they are coming together, I can polish your work into something we can both be proud of.illustration
One of the most effective ways I have found to communicate complex ideas is with art: I begin with a well-chosen drawing, photograph, or screenshot, and wrap layers of supporting detail and explanation around it. Some readers will learn most from the illustration, while others will learn most from the words; properly balanced and combined, words and images make it possible for all kinds of thinkers to understand each other and work together.design
Some business-critical projects are more about finding ways to organize previously-determined content into a specific container than about creating the words and images themselves. I can work with you on designing small publications such as business cards, stationery, product packaging, labels, safety inserts, catalogs, brochures, signs, flyers, and advertisements.support
Publishing on paper can be a short-term project: compose and print the message, distribute it to the right audience, and move on to the next task. Electronic publication, however, requires ongoing supervision and care: is your Web site being watched over by a good webmaster?instruction
My classroom teaching experience includes several varieties of English composition and technical writing; if you would like to become a better writer, for professional or personal purposes, I can help you with that.
If you would like my help in any of these areas, or if you would like to talk about ideas not mentioned here, please send a note to 'rose' at 'scribionics.com' and we can begin developing a plan.
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page was updated December 18, 2009
contact me by sending a note to 'rose' at 'scribionics.com'