Typeset Editorial Services 

Writing is hard.  We can help.                                                


  • Specialized editing of scientific and other complex documents
  • Structural editing, rewriting, proofreading, and copyediting
  • Editing of writing by non-native English speakers


About Us

Jim Dawson and Misti Snow, the founders of Typeset Editorial Services, are award-winning writers who have extensive experience writing, editing, and consulting in the world of publishing. Both have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and both have authored, or co-authored, trade books. They know firsthand that effective writing, no matter what the form, is challenging and requires a discerning editorial eye. They established Typeset Editorial Services in order to help others write clearly and concisely. In addition to providing their own services, they work with a network of freelance journalists and editors to provide a complete range of professional editorial services. 


Jim Dawson -- A veteran newspaper journalist and science writer, Mr. Dawson has worked with researchers from virtually every major field of science. As the science writer and editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, he covered NASA's space shuttle program, wrote extensively about energy and conservation, and was the creator and editor of the newspaper's acclaimed weekly science section. He has been an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow, a science writer in residence at the University of Wisconsin, and a Science Writing Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.

He was a contributing writer to the Time Life Books Voyage Through the Universe series and co-authored two trade books, Nightmare: Women and the Dalkon Shield (Macmillan) and The Secrets Our Body Clocks Reveal (Rawson Associates).

Beginning in  2000, Mr. Dawson was the Washington correspondent for Physics Today magazine and later became editor of Inside Science News Service at the American Institute of Physics. Mr. Dawson recently returned to the United States after working for three years as a science writer and editor for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria. In addition to developing content for the institute's new website, he edited a book on demographics for Oxford University Press, wrote and edited a unique five-year report for the Wittgenstein Center for Demography, and worked with non-native English speaking researchers from a host of countries to improve their scientific writing.

Mr. Dawson has edited scientific reports to Congress and federal agencies, including the 2014 Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) report to the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. The authors of the P5 report acknowledged his work in this way: "Our report benefited enormously from professional editing help by Jim Dawson." 


Misti Snow -- As creator and editor of a unique Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper feature focused on student writing,  Ms. Snow developed specialized skills in editing material of a wide range of quality. Her approach was to enhance -- not supplant --  the writer's voice, a philosophy she maintains. During her 20-year tenure at the newspaper, Ms. Snow became a nationally-recognized  expert in young people's views of American society and was a sought-after keynote speaker and a frequent guest on radio and television shows. She has also written commentary and book reviews.

Her book Take Time To Play Checkers (Viking/Penguin) was described by Robert Coles, Pulitzer Prize winner for his Children of Crisis books, as "a wonderful, thoroughly instructive book that deserves a careful reading from all of us."   

In 1998, Ms. Snow was awarded a Bush Leadership Fellowship, which she used to develop her nonfiction writing and editing skills.

Since 2003, Ms. Snow has taught writing, advanced grammar, and vocabulary skills to non-native English speakers at the American Culture and Language Institute in Virginia. Her students have included immigrants, refugees, and international students from more than 90 countries.

While living in Vienna, Austria,  from 2010 to 2013,  she taught writing and editing to non-native speakers of English including students at the American International School and the Vienna International School as well as research scientists from countries as diverse as China and Slovenia. She was also the final editor and proofreader of  the book Demographic Avant-Garde: Jews in Bohemia Between the Enlightenment and the Shoah.

She recently returned to teaching at the American Culture and Language Institute in Virginia.