About Us

Thank you for your interest in San Francisco Edit. In this section you will learn about Who We Are, Areas of Expertise, What We Do, Why We are Different and Why Use San Francisco Edit. Many of our clients have expressed their views of San Francisco Edit in testimonials.

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Who We Are

Principals

Paul Kretchmer, Ph.D., Founder and Managing Director

Dr. Paul Kretchmer is a founder and Managing Director of the Company. Dr. Kretchmer has held leadership roles with the U.S. State Department and the Rockefeller Foundation. He was the Director of Science and Technology at Vitafort International, founder and CEO of The Learning Cube, COO of World Ready Software, and founder and CEO of LightHawk International. Over the course of his career, he has assessed business opportunities, directed strategic development, and negotiated relationships with partner companies. He has written edited and developed documents, white papers and manuals for Chevron Products Company, MetLife, MFS/Sun Life Financial, Goldman Sachs, NutraSweet and other Fortune 1000 companies. Dr. Kretchmer has also written a number of business plans for small to medium size companies. Dr. Kretchmer has authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers on his own research and has edited hundreds of scientific manuscripts for scientists from around the world.

Dr. Kretchmer was a lecturer at Cornell University, a visiting professor at the Peruvian Agricultural University and the Ecuadorian National University and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Kretchmer was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Foreign Service and has extensive international experience in many countries. He is fluent in Spanish and has consulted and conducted seminars in the United States and overseas. He received a M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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Piedad Blanco, Founder and Managing Editor

Ms. Piedad Blanco is a founder and Managing Editor of the Company. Since 1990 she has edited several hundred manuscripts for the U.S. State Department, Universities, and scientists from around the world. She has given seminars and led training sessions for non-native English speaking people to learn to present and write in English. She has collaborated on writing projects with a number of governments and scientists throughout the world in translating and editing manuscripts. Ms. Blanco is also a California State Certified Interpreter.

Ms. Blanco was a Fullbright Scholar at SUNY Albany in New York where she studied for her Masters Degree in English.

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Editors

Our editors are native English speakers and have advanced degrees from such institutions as University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, Harvard University, University of California at San Diego and other lead universities.

The editors at San Francisco Edit will edit, polish, and proofread any type of document in any field. Editors are M.D. and Ph.D. scientists with considerable experience in writing and editing manuscripts submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Each has written and reviewed grant proposals and scientific manuscripts, and most have published original research articles in peer-reviewed professional journals.


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Our Areas of Expertise Include:
Areas of Expertise

Medicine
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Agricultural Sciences
Anthropology
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Atmospheric Science
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biological Sciences
Biophysics
Biostatistics
Cell Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Computer Science
Dairy Science
Dentistry
Drug Discovery
Ecology
Economics


Education
Engineering
Entomology
Environmental Science
Finance
Food Science
Forestry
Genetics
Geology
Geophysics
Health Science
History
Humanities
Life Sciences
Linguistics
Literature
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medicine
Microbiology


Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Nutrition
Oceanic Science
Opthalmology
Pharmaceuticals
Physics
Physiology
Plant Science
Political Science
Proteomics
Psychiatry
Psychology
Social Sciences
Sociology
Soil Science
Statistics
Toxicology
Zoology
Others...

Technical

Academic Manuscripts

 
  • Training Manuals
  • White Papers
  • Business Documents
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Consumer Documentation
  • User Manuals
  • Reference Guides
  • Others....
  • Books
  • Grant Applications
  • PhD. Theses
  • Protocols
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Others...
 


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What We Do

We specialize in editing and proofreading scientific manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. We edit in both US and UK English.

We also edit and proofread:

  • Books
  • Grant Applications
  • White Papers
  • Academic and Non-academic Manuscripts
  • Owner Manuals
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Advertising Material
  • Reference Guides
  • Consumer Documentation
  • Websites
  • Training Manuals
  • Business Documents


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Why We Are Different
  • We have extensive experience in interacting and engaging referees of top tier journals. See our testimonials.
  • The Principals have conducted scientific research and have published their own results in leading journals.
  • We know the process.
  • Both Principals and some of the staff have worked in other countries besides the USA with scientific investigators and have published collaborative research in top tier English language journals.
  • We have experts who are knowledgeable and on the forefront of the current research literature and can put your paper in context of the leading work in the field.


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Why Use San Francisco Edit
  • Our success rate is excellent. Many of the papers we have edited were accepted and published in the targeted journal.
  • The Principals have conducted scientific research and have published their own results in leading journals.
  • The Principals have over 35 years of combined experience in publishing and editing documents for peer-reviewed academic journals. They also have experience in writing, editing and proofreading grant applications, manuscripts, professional manuals, marketing material and other documentation.
  • Our staff has over 250 years combined experience writing, editing and proofreading academic and non-academic manuscripts.


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Our Clients Say:
San Francisco Edit
  • provides the highest quality work available.
  • has a substantial team of thoroughly trained editors and writers.
  • can respond to projects of any size with as many people as needed.
  • has a diverse scientific and technical experience.

See the testimonials for more reasons to use San Francisco Edit.


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