"Paul was commissioned to assist with writing a lay summary of a research grant proposal for a piece of laboratory equipment. We needed to communicate the rationale for using this highly technical equipment, and explain the experiments that would be performed to a the trustees of the arthritis research UK funding charity. Paul phrased advanced science concepts in a way that could be easily understood, and which was a pleasure to read."
It probably helps, in my editing of scientific texts, that I studied health sciences for a few years, but the texts require the same kind of attention that editors give to all copy: making sure the intended meaning or effect is brought out in full at the level of word, sentence, paragraph and structure.
The fact that I have my aunt's books, a little old though they are, to hand might also be a factor >>>