Bill Hessmiller

William M. Hessmiller, CET
Writer & Editor

Bill Hessmiller

Who needs an editor?

• the publisher who wants to revise a textbook
• the business owner who wants to attract more clients
• the author who wants his or her first novel to be published
• the webmaster who wants an engaging site
• the student who is only a thesis paper away from a doctorate
• the person who wants to find the perfect job

Let me help you get the job done!

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

My experience in engineering and many other and areas of technology, as well as, in business and education enables me to understand “what” needs to be taught and how to communicate with authors on a technical level. I can save time and money on “practical” training and often make positive contributions to an author’s draft.

GENERAL EDITING & WORD PROCESSING SERVICES

• Editing, Reviewing and Proofreading
• Word Processing
• Technical Writing
• Technical PowerPoint Presentation creation
• Website Design, Modification and Promotion
• Review, Edit and Proofread
• Help Publish Projects
• Manuscript Evaluation & Critique
• Business Plan or Proposal Writing
• Business / Marketing Letter Writing
• Technical Curriculum Development
• Technical Course Descriptions
• Test Question Writing
• Technical Manual Evaluation / Writing / Revision
• Resume Writing
• Speech Writing
• Synopsis Write ups
• Advertisement Composition & Layout (Ability to communicate and display complex technical concepts)
• Electronic Magazine Article Writing
• Help meet deadlines
“Today’s technology allows…enhances long distance client relationships. Wherever you are (physically) located, we will help you meet your deadlines while providing you with a quality final product.”

Thinking about becoming an editor? I suggest that you read voraciously and think critically. Whether you edit in the humanities or in the technical fields, you never stop learning! If you crave the limelight, consider another career. Senior editors may find their names on a periodical’s masthead or in a book’s acknowledgements, but junior editors rarely see their names in print or have their labors recognized by the public. However, if you do become an editor, remember “Almost right…is still wrong!”

TECHNICAL REVIEW & TRAINING SERVICES

If you represent a publisher and have a book draft that is “technically astute” but lacks in standard of its structure, language, grammar or style. If you work with authors and their first language is not English or a book is being produced by more than one author and coordination is time consuming. If you have a book being produced by more than one author and their writing style differs substantially, I can help in the following areas:

• Acquisitions
• Developmental Editing
• Book Design & Titling
• Substantive/structural Editing
• Stylistic Editing
• Rewriting
• Copy Editing
• Research
• Picture Research
• Fact Checking
• Indexing
• Proofreading
• Rough Paste-up
• Production Editing

If you are an author, I can polish your manuscript before submission. This ensures less rewriting for you (and the publisher)!

Projects completed: October 2013 through March 2015

Served as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) in areas of electrical technology for technical college courses – Agate Publishing, Inc.

Reviewed / revised / re-wrote course descriptions and respective course objectives for college electrical technology courses – Agate Publishing, Inc.

Reviewed / revised / mapped electrical technology course objectives to text book chapters – Agate Publishing, Inc.

Prepared a complete taxonomy and metadata – McGraw Hill LearnSmart Project for “Principles of Electronic Communication Systems” 4e by Louis Frenzel – McGraw Hill

Prepared a complete taxonomy and metadata – McGraw Hill LearnSmart Project for “Grob’s Basic Electronics” 12e by Mitchell Schultz – McGraw Hill

Reviewed / revised / created PPT presentations for all 33 chapters of “Grob’s basic Electronics” 12e by Mitchell Schultz – McGraw Hill

Designed PPT template for “Grob’s basic Electronics” 12e by Mitchell Schultz – McGraw Hill

Created stepped out solutions – McGraw Hill Connect Project for “Principles of Electronic Communication Systems” 4e by Louis Frenzel – McGraw Hill

Wrote / edited – McGraw Hill LearnSmart Project for “Digital Electronics Principles and Applications” 7e by Roger Tokheim – McGraw Hill

Projects completed: October 2010 through February 2013

Reviewed / revised / wrote test bank questions for “RCA: Electrical Principles” 2e by Stephen Herman – Ohlinger Publishing Services

Reviewed / revised / created PowerPoint presentations for “RCA: Electrical Principles” 2e by Stephen Herman – Ohlinger Publishing Services

Revised / wrote chapter outlines for the Instructor Guide that accompanies “RCA: Electrical Principles” 2e by Stephen Herman – Ohlinger Publishing Services

Reviewed / tabbed / noted all necessary changes to be made in the Instructor Guide that accompanies “RCA: Electrical Principles” 2e by Stephen Herman – Ohlinger Publishing Services

Wrote – quizzes for “RCA: Electrical Principles” 2e by Stephen Herman – Ohlinger Publishing Services

Contributing author – “Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Workforce Development Manual” 1e – Delmar / Cengage Learning

Review / edit – “Electricity: Principles and Applications” 8e by Richard Fowler – McGraw Hill

Reviewed / revised / wrote test bank questions in EZ Test format for “Electricity: Principles and Applications” 8e by Richard Fowler – McGraw Hill

Review / edit – “Electronics: Principles and Applications” 8e by Charles Schuler – McGraw Hill

Reviewed / revised / wrote test bank questions in EZ Test format for “Electronics: Principles and Applications” 8e by Charles Schuler – McGraw Hill

Reviewed / revised / wrote test bank questions for “Contemporary Electronics Fundamentals, Devices, and Systems” 1e by Louis Frenzel – McGraw Hill

Reviewed / revised / created PowerPoint presentations for “Contemporary Electronics Fundamentals, Devices, and Systems” 1e by Louis Frenzel – McGraw Hill

Wrote / assembled Part A of the Instructor Manual that accompanies “Contemporary Electronics Fundamentals, Devices, and Systems” 1e by Louis Frenzel – McGraw Hill

Reviewed / edited / wrote Part B of the Instructor Manual that accompanies “Contemporary Electronics Fundamentals, Devices, and Systems” 1e by Louis Frenzel – McGraw Hill

Projects completed: August through November 2009

Wrote – test bank questions for Instructor Productivity Center CD-ROM and for Online Learning Center website – “Grob’s Basic Electronics” 11e by Mitchel Schultz – McGraw Hill

Power Point Presentations – reviewed, revised, and created for “Grob’s Basic Electronics” 11e by Mitchel Schultz – McGraw Hill

Reviewed / evaluated / revised Online Learning Center website for “Grob’s Basic Electronics” 11e by Mitchel Schultz – McGraw Hill

Created Online Learning Center website study aids, referenced from the text “Grob’s Basic Electronics” 11e by Mitchel Schultz – McGraw Hill

Power Point Presentations – reviewed, revised, and created for “Technology of Machine Tools” 7e by Steve Krar

Reviewed / revised / wrote test bank questions in both Microsoft Word format and ExamView format for “Technology of Machine Tools” 7e by Steve Krar

RECENT CASE STUDY

Technical Writing and Editing

Challenge:

McGraw-Hill Education a leading provider of reference and trade publishing for the medical, business, engineering and other professions needed to provide up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive electronics text book revisions, using Power Point presentations, test bank questions, manuscript editorial work, and supplement production correlating to updated textbooks.
Solution:

Bill Hessmiller created detailed, graphically rich Power Point presentations for several text revisions, wrote several thousand test bank questions, reviewed and edited electronic textbook manuscripts, and assisted in revising supplements that included: clearly illustrated Instructor and Experiment Solutions Manuals.
Impact:

Revised electronics textbooks are now provided to and used by schools, colleges, and universities as required reading and/or as reference material. Readers will have comprehensive, accurate, and the most up-to-date material in the ever-changing and improving electronics field of study.

SAMPLE PROJECTS:

Wrote test bank questions for Instructor Productivity Center CD-ROM and for Online Learning Center website – “Principles of Electronic Communication Systems” 3e by Louis Frenzel – McGraw Hill

Wrote test bank questions for Instructor Productivity Center CD-ROM and for Online Learning Center website – “Electricity: Principles and Applications” 7e by Richard Fowler – McGraw Hill

Wrote test bank questions for Instructor Productivity Center CD-ROM and for Online Learning Center website – “Grob’s Basic Electronics” 10e by Mitchel Schuktz – McGraw Hill

Wrote test bank questions for Instructor Productivity Center CD-ROM and for Online Learning Center website – “Digital Electronics: Principles and Applications” 7e by Roger Tokheim – McGraw Hill

Wrote test bank questions for Instructor Productivity Center CD-ROM and for Online Learning Center website – “Electronics: Principles and Applications” 7e by Charles Schuler – McGraw Hill

Review/edit – Instructor Manual for text “Digital Electronics: Principles and Applications” 7e by Roger Tokheim – McGraw Hill

Power Point Presentations – created for “Grob’s Basic Electronics” 10e by Mitchel Schultz – McGraw Hill

Power Point Presentations – created for “Electronic Principles” 6e by Albert Malvino & David Bates – McGraw Hill

Review/edit – Instructor Manual for text “Grob’s Basic Electronics” 10e by Mitchel Schultz – McGraw Hill

Review/edit – Experiments Manual and Simulation CD to Accompany Grob’s Basic Electronics by Frank Pugh and Wes Ponick – McGraw Hill

Power Point Presentations – created for “Principles of Electronic Communication Systems” 3e by Louis Frenzel – McGraw Hill

Review – “Basic Mathematics for Electricity and Electronics” by Singer, Forster, Schultz – McGraw Hill

Wrote Lesson Guide for Signals and Systems Theory – Grantham University Electronics Engineering Series using textbook “Fundamentals of Signals and Systems using the Web and MATLAB” by Edward Kamen and Bonnie Heck

Review – “The Technical Manager’s Handbook: A Survival Guide” by Melvin Silverman – Prentice Hall

Review – “Data Acquisition and Process Control With The M68HC11 Microcontroller” by Driscoll, Coughlin, Villanucci – Prentice Hall

Review – “Electronic Communication Techniques” by Paul Young – Prentice Hall

Review – “Enterprise Security” by Robert Newman – Prentice Hall

Review – “Fiber Optics Communications” by Kolimbiris – Prentice Hall

Review – “Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology” by Carr, Brown – Prentice Hall

Review – “Introduction to Computers for Engineering and Technology” by Mansfield, Antonakos – Prentice Hall

Review – “Introduction to Data Communications and Networking” by Wayne Tomasi – Prentice Hall

Review – “Local Area Networks” by William Stallings – Prentice Hall

Review – “Mathematics Essential for the Electrical Trades” by Anderson, Boyd – Prentice Hall

Review – “Modern Industrial Electronics” by Timothy Maloney – Prentice Hall

Review – “Preventive Maintenance of Electrical Equipment” by Charles Hubert – Prentice Hall

Review – “Process Technology Troubleshooting” by Lamar Garrett – Prentice Hall

Review – “RF Power for Industrial Applications” by Louis Frenzel – Prentice Hall

Review – “The Personal Computer – Operating, Troubleshooting, and Upgrading” by Mike Awwad – Prentice Hall

Review – “Simplified Visual Basic” by Willie Wilborn – Prentice Hall

Review – “Wide Area Networks” by Patrick Regan – Prentice Hall

Review – “Pattern Recognition for Medical Imaging” by Anke Meyer-Baese – Elsevier / Academic Press

Review – “The Electrical Engineer’s Handbook” by Wai Chen – Elsevier / Academic Press

Review – “Beginning Electronics Through Projects Vol. 2” by Andrew Singman – Newnes

Review – “Build Your Own Low-Power Transmitters: Projects for the Electronics Experimenter” by Graf, Sheets – Newnes

Review – “Robotics, Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence: Experimental Circuit Blocks for Designers” by Newton Braga – Newnes

Review – “Digital and Computer Projects 4/e” by Robert Davis – Newnes

Review – “Beginner Electronics for the Hobbyist Using the Singmin PCB” by Andrew Singmin – Butterworth & Heinemann

Wrote / edited – Training manuals for Pile Driver curriculum – Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) – Pile Driver Apprentice & Journeyman Program – International Training Center, Las Vegas NV

Review – Electronics Degree Curriculum – Penn Foster College (formerly Harcourt / ICS)

Wrote – “Electrical Engineering Orientation – Vol. 1 & 2” Electrical Engineering Technology Program – Penn Foster College (formerly Harcourt / ICS)

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No Noun-Sense
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Bookzone
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Encyclopedia Britannica Online
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For Writers
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Daily Grammar
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Dictionary
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Absolute Write
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Writers Net
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Sharp Writer
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Book Wire
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Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
http://www.scbwi.org/

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Contact: Bill Hessmiller for current rates.
Office Phone: 570-342-2889
Cell phone: 570- 702-7477
Email: mailto:hessmiller@gmail.com