Editing

English is the default language for scientific publication, and for most academic publication. This presents a challenge for non-native speakers.

After editing hundreds of papers and many dissertations by native speakers of German and Romance languages, I understand how to help writers Read more…


Grantwriting

I have collaborated on and edited successful grant applications for donors such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank, Gebert Ruef Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, UNITAID.

If you would like assistance preparing a grant for submission, please contact me.


Courses

For scientists, mastering the art of writing clear sentences is essential. I can help you tell the scientific story you want to tell, as powerfully and effectively as possible.

These workshops can stand alone, or supplement the Tim Albert method of scientific writing. They are best taught as a 3-day workshop for up to 12 students. Read more…

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Tips & Tricks

Editing almost a never ending process, but it’s helped if the initial submission has fewer construction errors. Here are some explanations of common errors and confusions that I see regularly in the papers I edit.


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    ¹ About Kali Tal Ph.D.

    Previously Senior Editor at the Institute of Social & Preventive Medicine (2011-2016), Kali now works as Senior Editor, grant writer and qualitative researcher at the Institute for Primary Care Medicine (University of Bern). She has also worked for the Clinical Trials Unit of University of Bern, and the Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery at Inselspital, Bern. Kali takes private clients and has recently worked on papers, books, and dissertations in Criminology, Political Economy, and Human Rights Law… Read more