RDP Editorial

Consulting for Biomedical, Social Science and Clinical Research

Developmental and routine editing at all levels, specializing in NIH grants (varied mechanisms) and manuscripts

ABOUT RDP Editorial

Renee Bronner Pessin
Owner and Principal Editor

At RDP Editorial, we are experienced in editing for scientific, medical or technical writing including manuscripts and grant proposals prior to submission or following peer review.

With twenty years of experience in the field, including work with ESL (English as a Second Language) authors, we’ve developed a comprehensive understanding of varied NIH grant mechanisms such as complex R, T, P and U mechanisms. We are highly proficient in coordinating and organizing multiple moving parts (e.g., editing/writing and project management for P30, U54 mechanisms) of various projects.  


Our highly detailed and individualized editorial approach starts with wording and phrasing of individual sentences and spans the entire structure and style of the document. We consider the target audience — reviewers and future readers alike — and edit the entire document according to provided guidelines. We accurately and consistently edit for grammar and usage. Our work is always polished, proofread, and well prepared. For grants, we understand the various documents that are required. 

We look forward to working with you.

You may submit your articles or grant proposal/RFA or questions on our Contact Us page. We keep all submissions strictly confidential.




See below for types of NIH and other grants for which we have experience including project management and editorial services


See below for manuscripts in which our clients have published


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Book Chapters

Need extensive editorial assistance or just need standard editing with a proposal or manuscript?




Aging/ Gerontology • Basic Research including Molecular, Cell and Animal Research • Behavioral Sciences • Bioengineering • Cardiology • Chemistry • Clinical Research • COVID-19 • Developmental Disabilities • Endocrinology / Diabetes/ thyroid • Epidemiologic Research • Genetics/ Genomics • Hematology • Hepatology • Immunology • Microbiology • Nephrology • Neurology • Neuroscience • Nursing • Obstetrics/ Gynecology • Oncology • Orthopaedics • Pediatrics • Physiology • Psychiatry • Psychology • Research Training • Social Sciences • Stem Cell Research • Translational Research


Grant Mechanism Expertise (NIH, NSF & foundation/ private/ professional society)

R01 • R03 • R13 • R21 • P01 (multi-investigator with service cores) • P30 (Core Centers) • P50 • P60 • U03 • U54 (CTSAs and other consortium/ consortia/ network/ centers) • K01 (Individual Mentored career development grants) • Kl2 • (Institutional Mentored career development grants) • T32 (Research training grants) • SBIR/ STTR • Foundations/ Professional Societies • Construction grants, e.g., C06

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED IN editing for non-native English speaking authors


Comprehensively Organized Documents That Adhere To Guidelines


Ms. Pessin is highly knowledgeable about 'what reviewers' are looking for' as they review submitted manuscripts. She is well-versed in what makes a readable and publishable manuscript in a peer review system and imparts this knowledge to authors seeking to polish their drafts for submission.

—  Jeffrey Blaustein, PhD
Director, Neuroscience and Behavior Program



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