Editorial Support, CDC

Presenting ongoing high-quality review of publications and communications materials.

Cygnus served as the editorial services branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), providing continuous, consistent, and high-quality review of publications and other communications materials for educational, technical, behavioral, scientific, and medical science uses. 

We supplied the complete spectrum of materials development services, from the conceptualization and writing of health education and scientific materials through production, as well as peripheral services, such as readability testing, translation and transcription services, and dissemination efforts, including Internet distribution. Tasks included:

  • Providing editorial support services (e.g., copyediting, proofreading, and production assistance) for varied documents including writing, rewriting, or substantively editing technical and scientific manuscripts such as monographs, journal articles, position papers, conference proceedings, and reports;
    • Including translation into plain language of the following: brochures, factsheets, project descriptions, abstracts, public health procedural guidelines, conference proceedings, curriculum guides, reports to Congress, Surgeon General’s reports, and other special publications or products; and
    • Translation of materials from English to other languages;
  • Conceptualizing, researching, writing, and producing non-print materials, including scripts for educational videotapes, slide productions, audiocassettes, workshops, computer programs, interactive video programs, and other productions using advanced technologies;
  • Developing health education, health promotion, and other special publications, such as brochures, pamphlets, and booklets for nonscientific audiences, as well as researching and writing newsletters and speeches;
    • Conducting readability testing;
    • Assisting with the clearance process for publications and other materials;
    • Supplying assistance with publications and materials distribution, from conceptualizing the dissemination plans to implement cost-recovery services.
  • Providing full graphics support for publications, presentations, and other non-print products;
  • Producing indexes and providing abstracting services;
  • Providing information services, such as database searches, reference checking and verification, and research;
  • Transcribing conferences and meetings.

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