UNFPA’s humanitarian activities have grown exponentially. Nine country experiences showcase action to ensure that reproductive health supplies and services reach women and girls when crisis strikes. For this collection, I inherited drafts in dire need of fact-checking, updating and energy. Transformed in time for a big event.
More than 1.3 million micro-merchants operate in Bangladesh today. While individually their businesses are small, together they transact more than $18.42 billion annually and interact with millions of customers every day. Yet they are an underserved cash-based group largely left out of modern digital payments and other financial services.
UNFPA Supplies is the only United Nations programme dedicated to family planning, and it is the world’s largest provider of donated contraceptives. I was happy to support the team again for a combination of writing and editing to showcase progress in the 2017 annual report, with a particular focus on strengthening supply chains to ensure availability of a choice of modern contraceptive methods.
An inter-agency gender assessment of the six refugee camps in Rwanda calls for action to improve gender equality across humanitarian operations. Editing included six camp reports about 45 pages each (Gihembe, Kigeme, Kiziba, Mahama, Mugombwa, Nyabiheke) plus this 108-page consolidated report.
This 132-page report is based on a survey of 1,000+ households and numerous interviews with inmates. It recommends a new agenda for public security and safer and more inclusive cities.
Edited this 125-page report for the H6 Partnership. The six UN agencies of this global health partnership are UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, World Health Organization and the World Bank Group.
Infographics make this report stand out. Copy editing in Word evolved into PDF rounds of revision. The report links the SDGs to UNDP-supported action to reduce the impact of climate change.
I applied my eye for detail to this report, providing copy editing in Word and then meticulous proofreading in PDF layout. The United Nations Development Group unites the UN – funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments and offices.
Developmental editing transformed programmatic reports into a collection of case studies about adolescent girls in disaster and conflict. Countries include Malawi, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Somalia.
An enormous rush editing job — 150+ pages — on wonderful ways to build ecosystem resilience and reduce the vulnerability of communities: Making the Case for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: The Global Mountain EbA Programme in Nepal, Peru and Uganda.
I am providing fast-pasted editorial support for Latin America and the Caribbean — thus far a press release, emergency fund request and global funding appeal.
Copy editing the SE4ALL Annual Report (yeah, that’s me on page iii) reminded me of my roots as a safe energy activist. This global agenda is about energy access, efficiency and renewables. It’s a partnership of the United Nations and the World Bank.
As editor of the first-ever UNDP corporate strategy on youth, I enjoyed working with staff who were genuinely excited about this publication. At right is a one-pager I created to capture the key points, also useful as a hand-out or mini-poster.
The “Ebola: from emergency to recovery” conference is taking place in Brussels today. My contribution is a 24-hour rush editing job of 14,630 words on the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Country Offices provided the content, HQ hired the editor. Delivered cleaner and sharper text to a great designer. Eight brochures on the ICPD in Action from Benin, Belize, Brazil, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Jordan, Senegal and South Africa. Six brochures on gender-based violence prevention and response from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen.
Launched in Feb 2015 by the United Nations Development Group, we are talking about integrated solutions across the UN family. The blog posts are building!
Intensive copy editing and reference work is our contribution to the United Nations World Water Report 2014, supporting Pica Publishing. Did you know ‘abstraction’ means ‘extraction’ when it comes to water? We are back again this year with a focus on sustainability.
A new long-term agreement announces to UNFPA offices worldwide that my editorial services really are world class. This is another big win for Beyond Jargon LLC and UN contracts (with a longstanding, much-loved client in family planning and maternal health).
Data-driven with some real-life stories, this annual report tracks results in 46 countries using a framework of nearly 100 indicators. It’s about UNFPA supplies for reproductive health.
Four edited papers are the result of a new Stuyvesant-to-Singapore connection: “We consolidate the best thinking on public service policies, strategies and institutional innovation from around the globe and share it with senior policy makers worldwide.”