Technical Writing & Editing
You have information to
communicate. We have the skills and experience to help you communicate
it. Whether it's polishing a paper for submission, providing a
pre-submission check for accuracy and relevance, software or instrument
documentation, or even turning your raw information into a publication,
the Separation Science Associates team can provide as much or as little
assistance as you require:
- Reviewing the literature. Avoid "reinventing the wheel" by having world-class
experts in chromatography like Lloyd Snyder, John Dolan, and Tim Wehr
advise on the state-of-the-art in chromatography or electrophoresis.
- Designing experiments. Our experts will help you set up a sequence of
experiments aimed at providing the maximum amount of information from
the minimum investment in experimental time and effort.
- Evaluating and
interpreting results. We will look over
your results to help you find those nuggets of information that can be
mined effectively. Just as important, we'll find the gaps and the
questions that need answering before a paper is submitted.
- Preparing the publication. You know what you want to say. Whether it's technical
notes or scientific papers, we can help you say it in clear, concise
English, with graphics designed to convey the information effectively
- Editing and submission.
Each journal has its own unique "style." We'll work with you to make
sure your paper is stylistically compatible with your chosen
publication venue. We can even suggest the most appropriate venue(s)
for publishing your work.
- Technical documentation
and manuals: Our team members have years of experience in writing
and designing clear, concise manuals and on-line "Help" documentation
for both scientific instruments and software. We also provide detailed
"usability" studies to ensure that your document really IS
Project scope can range from a
few hours' quick review through long-term research programs. Call Kari
Hallenburg at (503) 246-8415 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for
an initial no-charge consultation.
& CE Training
Through our affiliation with LC Resources,
we can provide state-of-the art training in LC, LC-MS, CE, and related
laboratory techniques. See the LC
Resources web site for more information.
HPLC is today's workhorse technique for
pharmaceutical analysis. From advice on method development through
validation to troubleshooting, our experts serve as a sounding board to
you make the right decisions and document them appropriately. The
Separation Science Associates team can help you with every aspect of
pharmaceutical HPLC analysis by:
- Making sure your SOPs are up to
date. We can help define and implement procedures that ensure
consistent results from mobile phase preparation through sample
handling to instrument qualification.
- Developing methods. From
selecting an appropriate separation mode through identifying the
optimum column configuration, we'll help you set up and implement a
strategy designed to give you a working method with a minimum
investment in experimental time and effort.
- Validation. Validation is
an area that gets special attention in pharmaceutical analysis. We can
help you implement procedures that make validation an integral part of
method development and minimize the amount of additional effort and
- Troubleshooting. Whether
you're facing a laboratory investigation to identify a single failure
or trying to pin down the source of sporadic problems, remember that we
literally wrote the book
on LC troubleshooting. Our expert staff knows the questions to ask
to identify problem causes and prevent recurrence.
Contact Ben Buglio at email@example.com or call (401)
423-2273 for an initial discussion.
Web Site Design & Maintenance
Your web site is
both one of your strongest marketing tools to new customers and a
direct line of support to your existing customers. All too many web
sites are posted and then minimally maintained — or they're
maintained by a design agency with no inside knowledge of your market
and less-than-ideal turnaround time.
- Web site design. We provide complete "turn-key" web design, creating
sites that are effective and efficient tools for communicating with
- Web site review/advice or just
plain sprucing up. Have our editorial, design, and/or analytical
experts give your site a thorough inspection to sharpen your copy,
strengthen your market appeal, correct errors, and enhance your visual
presentation. We can recommend changes for your current web maintenance
staff to make, or we can make them for you. We emphasize clear,
easy-to-navigate sites and can recommend dynamic material to keep your
customers returning to your site.
- Web site maintenance. How
often do you review your site? Are your links up-to-date? Do you have
rusty information hanging around? Arrange for monthly or quarterly web
maintenance. We'll: 1) contact your key in-house personnel with regular
reminders to review site content, 2) perform our own thorough check of
the site, and 3) make all necessary updates and corrections.
- Usability studies. We
conduct detailed "usability" studies to determine how effectively
visitors can navigate your site to find the information they need and
how well your site is positioned in the market.
Discuss how you can enhance
your web site by calling Kari Hallenburg at (503) 246-8415, ext.
211, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support & Coaching
Seminars and oral presentations are among the most effective way to get
your message across. We have literally thousands of hours of live
presentation time under our belts, and we can apply that
experience to making your presentation powerful and convincing:
- We'll work with you to organize
your material effectively, telling your story in a way that will
guarantee holding your audience's attention for 20 minutes or a full
- People assimilate information in
different ways. Even the best oral presentation will be ineffective
without the support of clear, informative visuals. We can help you
generate presentation graphics that communicate your information
without getting in the way.
- Showmanship helps. We can also
coach you to fine-tune your vocal inflections and body language so that
you can tell your story convincingly.
Give Tom Jupille a call
at (800) 379-5221 or e-mail him at email@example.com and see what
we can do to help.
Development and Marketing Communications
Entering the analytical instrument/supplies market? The best products
in the world won't make an impact without commensurate communications
and marketing. Our team members have extensive experience developing,
selling, and supporting chromatography instrumentation and columns. We
can help you put together and implement a marketing plan that will get
your products the attention they deserve at a price you can afford.
And, for a complete package, our editorial/design staff will write and
design eye-catching and effective brochures, newsletters, technical
notes, reports, or press releases.
Contact Tom Jupille at (800) 379-5221 or e-mail Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expert Witness Support
You need a world-recognized expert to
evaluate the scientific merit of your case and to present it clearly,
concisely, and convincingly. We won't take on a case we don't believe
in, but if we believe in it, no one can make your points more
As with any Separation Science Associates service, there is no charge
for the initial consultation, so give John Dolan a call at (971)
241-0946 or e-mail him at email@example.com.