Category Archives: Testimonials

“Incredibly personable and upbeat…better all around…fabulous.”

Deb Rook, a doctoral candidate at UW-Madison, says the following about her experience working with Science Refinery:

Lauren edited job application materials for me. She was incredibly personable and upbeat during the experience, and not only helped with the grammar/syntax/spelling side of editing, but also in making my materials better all around- including suggestions about content, organization, etc. Her turn around time was also fabulous, my materials were returned in just a few days.

Shaping up a non-technical article into “something much more readable”

I worked with Thomas E. of Madison, WI to edit an article explaining nuclear power to the public. He sent this video testimonial about his experience. If you can’t watch it, here’s what Thomas said:

I recently had the pleasure of working with Science Refinery on a non-technical article I wrote about nuclear power. Since I typically write technical reports and papers, I had some unique challenges to overcome with writing a non-technical article for the first time in a pretty long while. Science Refinery helped get rid of all that passive voice and shape up my article into something much more readable. I definitely recommend working with Science Refinery for all your editing needs.

PS: Interested readers can find the article, “Nuclear Energy: The Safe, Clean, Cost-Effective Alternative,” here.

“My new resume is flawless”

Malick G., a student at Denison University, sent the following about his experience working with Science Refinery on his resume:

MalickScience Refinery has truly been a great help in improving my resume. Everyone can write a resume, but not everyone can deliver a professionally fine toned one. My new resume is flawless, the language used is attractive, and the format is nothing but eye catching. I would definitely recommend using Science Refinery because it has added value to my resume compared to the old one.

Intelligent, organized, prompt, reliable, and passionate = excellent service.

Repeat customer Sue B. in Madison, WI had this to say about her experiences working with Science Refinery: “Lauren is intelligent, organized, prompt, reliable, and passionate about her new business Science Refinery. She provided me with excellent service on 3 recent projects: LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and updating my resume. I’m confident she’ll be successful at whatever project she tackles.”

Represent yourself well and relay your intended message.

I worked with Lisa M. in Madison, WI to developmentally edit an important letter. Watch her talk about her experience with Science Refinery:

In case you can’t watch the video, here’s what she said: “Words matter. I hired Science Refinery when I had an important letter to write. Lauren improved my word choice and it made for a more polished product. When you need to make certain you’ve not only represented yourself in the best light but also that you’re relaying the information you intended to, I recommend Science Refinery.”

From organizational logic to slide design, Science Refinery helps your talk reach its full potential

I worked with Will Cox, a dissertator in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to improve a talk he was giving to “a lot of very important, smart people.” (Remember, Science Refinery can help you improve more than just your written articles! Check out the range of projects I work on here.) Watch him talk about his experience:


In case you can’t watch video, here’s what he said:

I had a very nice experience working with Lauren from Science Refinery….  She took a lot of time sitting down with me, watching me go through my talk. She took many notes and helped me improve every aspect of the talk from designing slides, to how I carried myself and spoke, to how I walked people through the logic of my ideas–just every aspect of the scientific process–helped me improve my graphs, all kinds of things. Her insights were very thoughtful and insightful and really helped me improve my presentation. When I finally gave it in front of a huge room full of all these professors, I really felt confident that I had a good package that I was able to deliver to them, and I couldn’t have done it without Lauren’s help.

She’s really able to cut right through a lot of the hangups and crap that people have with their own work and their own writing and really help them communicate effectively to new audiences and different people who might not be as familiar with their particular areas of expertise. She really just provides an invaluable service and I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to be a good communicator. As a scientist, communicating well is one of the most important things–perhaps the most important thing–that we do, because it doesn’t matter how good your science is or how important it is: if you can’t communicate to other people why it’s important, then you won’t be able to help it reach its full potential. I think that Lauren really helped me reach my full potential and I would highly recommend Science Refinery to anyone else who is working in science and wants to communicate well.

“Thank you, Science Refinery, for helping make my writing the best it can possibly be.”

Kendrick B., a computer science grad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, sent the following about his experience working with Science Refinery on a journal article:

When facing a looming deadline for a camera-ready paper submission, I’m always hesitantKendrick to make many changes for fear of introducing even worse problems than I’m fixing. Science Refinery’s basic editing put my mind at ease, knowing that they would catch any new errors I introduced. This made me much more comfortable fixing up a few confusing areas and even doing a major re-write for one section at the 11th hour. Responses were very prompt and Science Refinery was extremely cooperative in finding formats that worked best for me.

Thank you, Science Refinery, for helping make my writing the best it can possibly be.