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Editing Services

Our Services

Producing technical documents, a DoD mandate, can be a complex process. But our staff of writer-editors expertly helps you to navigate this requirement with a full suite of services designed to highlight the incredible research you’ve worked so hard to accomplish.  

Whether you’re working on a technical report, journal article, conference presentation, or a variety of other documents, our writer-editors are here to guide you from first draft to final copy. Any questions? Reach out to your lab's editor.

Technical Editing

Frustrated formatting references for a journal submission or want another set of eyes on an email before you send it? We’ve got you covered. As writer-editors, we edit engineering and scientific reports, journal articles, books, and documents originating in the ERDC laboratories and in USACE. We manage your documents and perform or coordinate the various stages of production, including editing, proofreading, formatting, design, and layout. We also edit for clarity, consistency, accuracy, and conformance with format and style.  


Technical Writing

We can assist with the writing process itself, whether it’s providing developmental support or compiling and composing. We write, edit, and advise authors on a variety of documents, including technical reports, technical notes, peer-reviewed journal articles, news bulletins, conference papers, and fact sheets. We can even help with other content like exhibits, multimedia, letters, presentations, emails, reference lists, etc.


Technical Transfer

Are you looking for less traditional methods for promoting and disseminating your products? We work with program managers of major Corps Research and Development (R&D) programs and research laboratories to transfer technology that emerges from R&D work units to the appropriate audiences. We can help you conceptualize, write, edit, or create presentations, videos, articles, bulletins, awards, pamphlets, brochures, and other content.



ISKM is the publishing authority for technical documents produced through ERDC. We aid researchers by preparing technical documents for transfer to the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), as federally mandated. We also capture these documents in ERDC’s Knowledge Core and generate DOIs to ensure permanent access. Do you have raw data or supplemental material that you could not publish in your report? Knowledge Core can archive data sets and other supporting work and link them to the pertinent reports. 


Publication Notifications

ISKM maintains a listserv that provides notification to subscribers when new ERDC publications are posted. To sign up for one (or more) of the specialized notification lists, visit the ERDC Library Request for Publication Notification page to see the available options and email


Graphic Design

Make your publication pop! We provide graphic design support for books, brochures, reports, and more. Need figures created or images edited? We can do that, too.


...And More

Our diverse set of skills means we can assist with a wide range of other tasks. We work with you and the library staff to verify references and to help you avoid predatory publishers. We have access to plagiarism checkers to help you ensure that you’ve put your best foot forward. We can perform Section 508 compliance reviews (ensuring accessibility) and offer guidance for better meeting those standards. If you can think of it, we can do it. 


Editing Rate: FY21

The current rate for our services is $65 per hour.  



Editing Resources

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  • Form 7: This is a required form for all ERDC report series. The PI must provide one to the editor for each new report. 

  • Form 9: This is the required routing form for certain ITL publications. 

  • Form 92 E: This is the required routing form for all CRREL publications.

  • SF 298: This form gets attached to many government publications. 

  • Data Management Plan: This is a required form to be submitted to DTIC and includes information such as the type of data produced; data standards; conditions for access, sharing, and/or distribution; and a justification for the restriction of data (if applicable).


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