Nathan Jung

Nathan Jung - Editor

New Berlin, Wisconsin, USA

Specialist in academic and popular STEM writing

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Overview

I am an editor, professor, and writer. As an editor, I help a wide variety of clients conceive, carry on, and complete their projects, with particular specializations in STEM writing and the humanities. My projects have won national awards and been published by Harvard University Press, Routledge Press, and the American Chemical Society.

I completed my PhD in English at Loyola University Chicago, where I specialized in textual studies and histories of publishing. After graduation, my experience as a writing instructor and community literacy tutor led me to teach STEM and business communication, and particularly engineering and health science writing. Currently, I teach in the UW-Madison in the College of Engineering.

My career as an editor started when my dissertation director recommended me to a colleague that needed developmental editing help on a project about hip hop dance. I quickly discovered a whole new professional identity, as I fell hard in love with the work of supporting authors at every step of their process.

Over the last five years I have turned my intuitive passion for this work into a clear sense of my editorial perspective and project management process. While I have done many things for many clients, at my core, I am a developmental editor that gets to the "big picture" through a close attention to detail. Our early conversations will help identify your goals in terms of audience, timeline, and other needs. From that point on, we will begin a collaborative, back-and-forth process of mutual revision that manages the project to completion chapter by chapter. My editorial philosophy is that through such collaborations, we can make the most complex and overlooked ideas accessible and exciting to wider audiences.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences
Engineering
Engineering & Materials Science
Humanities & Social Sciences
Nature
Physics & Chemistry

Work experience

Teaching Faculty

University of Wisconsin-Madison
August, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

Teach upper-level communication courses for Engineering Students that stress professional, technical, and popular-scientific writing and speaking

Editor

Self-employed
August, 2017 – Present (over 5 years)

As a freelance editor I have worked on projects in fields like Dance Studies, African American Studies, Computer Science, Astrochemistry, Biology, Anthropology, Architecture, and American studies. These projects have been published by presses like Harvard University Press, Routledge Press, Wesleyan Press, and the American Chemical Society.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Cellular Agriculture

Dilek Ercili-Cura, Dorothee Barth

Cellular agriculture, also called lab-grown food, promises to provide alternative food options to current agriculture practices. Cellular agriculture is food grown in laboratories and bioreactors rather than on fields, relying on the cultivation of cells under controlled conditions, with minimal use of natural resources and lower greenhouse gas emission costs than in traditional practices. It ... read more

Cellular agriculture, also called lab-grown food, promises to provide alternative food options to current agriculture practices. Cellular agriculture is food grown in laboratories and bioreactors rather than on fields, relying on the cultivation of cells under controlled conditions, with minimal use of natural resources and lower greenhouse gas emission costs than in traditional practices. It ... read more

Astrochemistry

Olivia Harper Wilkins, Geoffrey A. Blake

Astrochemistry by Olivia Harper Wilkins and Geoffrey Blake (Caltech) takes scientists on a tour of the molecular universe starting with the advent of matter about 13.8 billion years ago before traversing through the interstellar medium and the formation of stars and planets - and the chemistry that evolves alongside them.This primer contains video interviews with prominent insiders including:·... read more

Astrochemistry by Olivia Harper Wilkins and Geoffrey Blake (Caltech) takes scientists on a tour of the molecular universe starting with the advent of matter about 13.8 billion years ago before traversing through the interstellar medium and the formation of stars and planets - and the chemistry that evolves alongside them.This primer contains video interviews with prominent insiders including:·... read more

Forensic Chemistry

Kenyon Evans-Nguyen

Forensic Chemistry illustrates what forensic chemists do and helps students interested in the field of forensic science learn the fundamentals of their new career. For researchers interested in applying their work to forensic science, this book should serve as a bridge between laboratory science research and the practical needs of working forensic chemists.

Forensic Chemistry illustrates what forensic chemists do and helps students interested in the field of forensic science learn the fundamentals of their new career. For researchers interested in applying their work to forensic science, this book should serve as a bridge between laboratory science research and the practical needs of working forensic chemists.

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