Technical Editing Services

covers: Our technical editing began at Dr. Dobb's Journal, a magazine in early Silicon Valley

Dr. Dobb’s Journal was the seminal technical publication in Silicon Valley’s historical early years. Marlin Ouverson was its editor-in-chief at legendary People’s Computer Company.

For technical and business writing

We have been editing and designing publications for decades in various technical fields:

  • scientific, biotech and medical literature
  • documentation for developers (reference books, manuals)
  • content-rich web resources
  • magazines for associations and general circulation

Looking to improve your in-house editing? Consider the titles in our editors’ library.

book covers: Forth Programmer's Handbook and Forth Application Techniques, technical documentation

Marlin Ouverson has been a technical editor with global circulation since the 1980s in early Silicon Valley. He both designs and edits technical docs, including manuals, periodicals, and tutorials. Some of his editing work has appeared in medical publications, biotech web sites and marketing, and A-list dance performances and art presentations.

Periodicals, marketing literature

External Design’s principal, and technical editor, Marlin Ouverson, has been producing documentation design and technical editing for more than three decades.

  • Editor-in-chief of legendary Dr. Dobb’s Journal when “personal computers” were emerging
  • Editor of the trade journal for the Forth programming language for nearly two decades
  • Creator-editor for trade books, technical manuals, documentation suites, periodicals, scientific and medical literature, web content
  • Author-designer of bespoke marketing literature, pitch decks and other presentations
  • Wordsmith accustomed to articulating the message and vision of clients on a broad spectrum of subjects and purposes

Professional credentials and references are available at Mr. Ouverson’s LinkedIn profile for Marlin Ouverson, technical editor, designer, et al.LinkedIn profile

editing - technical
Service Type
editing - technical
Design and editing for technical documents, manuals, periodicals, papers, and tutorials. Also: medical publications, biotech, marketing, and special presentations in the arts.