Technical Writing and Editing

Spending too much time and energy writing, reviewing, and editing? Let me help!

Hello, my name is Virginia Trauth. I have a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Missouri and have earned my Professional Engineer license (P.E.) through the State of Missouri.

When my mom and I started our stormwater technology company, we decided to apply for federal grant funding. I was initially frustrated with the time and effort it took to understand the grant language and requirements and to do the actual writing and editing. Over time, with lots of practice and multiple grant submissions, I became proficient at technical writing and editing. From my experience building our company, I began mentoring students and teams in business competitions and courses. In addition to working on the business side of things, I assisted in the writing and editing of their plans and proposals.

From working on our company and with the groups I have mentored, I know that other individuals could use a little help with technical writing and editing to reduce the time, effort, and stress associated with it.

I have assisted on dissertations, grant proposals, resumes, literature summaries, and other technical documents for individuals across the country and at a variety of institutions. I enjoy working with both native and non-native english speakers and primarily focus on scientific and technical work, but am willing to work in other areas such as business. 
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I'll work with you to do the actual writing of proposals, projects, journal articles, and other technical documents

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I'll review and edit your proposals, projects, journal articles, theses, dissertations, and other technical documents

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Nasibeh Z. F.
Engineering Ph.D. Student

Virginia reviewed and edited my dissertation. English is not my first language and she greatly helped with grammatical and logical flow issues. She was efficient and precise and worked with me to meet deadlines. Virginia made sure I understood her comments and that I was satisfied with how the project was progressing.

Mateo S.
Student and entrepreneur

Some of the situations that have led me to need to use technical writing and editing services have been to request government or a non-governmental organizations for grant money, or to apply for programs and competitions. Both of these situations have stringent deadlines and must be submitted on-time. A high quality, revised and edited version is always needed to be submitted at a specific date and time. The situation is usually involving multiple minds at work and consists of many moving parts. Working with Virginia, the level of service is always personalized, timely and well coordinated.

Here are a few grant submission excerpts: 

NSF SBIR 18-550.pdf

EPA SBIR 2018.pdf

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