Clients & Comments

Editorial Agency:

Pam and I have collaborated on several projects. I have always found her to be thorough in her work, thoughtful in her comments, and highly responsive to inquiries. She is organized, detailed, and systematic in her approach, which ensures nothing short of a quality end product. I hope to continue my professional relationship with Pam for the foreseeable future. – Stephanie Beavers, Owner of Stephanie J. Beavers Communications

Additional Recent Clients:

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners – Medical Editing & Writing
UCLA Department of Clinical Psychology – Academic Editing
Global Business – Web Design, Editing, & Management
Ariel’s Painting – Web Design & Content, Social Media & Business Listing Management

Additional Profiles & Endorsements:



Multi-Author Science Book:

The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos–CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2011

I recently served as editor-in-chief for The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos, based on a three-day meeting in Beijing in October 2008. The book includes 24 chapters written by the participating speakers and invited others. I was completely unprepared for the experience and did not have the staff to manage the many months of correspondence with the publisher, the authors, and the two other volume editors. Ellipsis handled all the things with which I had no experience, leaving me to worry about the science content. The editing work they did was careful and superb, well beyond what I expected to be needed or accomplished. Ellipsis took care of many details, always seeking my advice even when their judgment would have been trusted and right. They facilitated the Chinese edition and took care of all permissions and rights issues with a care and concern that I did not really appreciate until it was all over. Ellipsis is a completely reliable firm with excellent staff. I am very grateful for their work on our volume. Donald York, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The University of Chicago

Multi-Author Science Book:

Deep Beauty: Understanding the Quantum World through Mathematical InnovationCambridge University Press, 2011 (Also organized conference in Princeton, 2007)

In 2007, I undertook a major meeting and editorial project, Deep Beauty: Understanding the Quantum World, and I worked together with the staff of Ellipsis Enterprises—Pam Contractor and Rob Schluth. My collaboration with Ellipsis allowed me to focus completely on academic/content issues, while Ellipsis saw to all administrative, communications, and editorial matters and details, whether it was organizing the conference, distributing instructions to the participants and authors, submitting the book proposal, editing the book, or working with the publisher—even designing the cover art. Basically, teaming up with Ellipsis released me from logistical and management cares and worries and allowed me to concentrate my efforts on what I do best. Hans Halvorson, Department of Philosophy, Princeton University

Multiple Science Symposia and Books:

I have worked over some years with Pam Contractor and Ellipsis for a number of multiply-authored symposium volumes, which is often a project equivalent to herding cats. In addition to organizing many of the symposia, she wrote the book proposals; issued author instructions; negotiated the publishing contracts; served as the liaison between the volume editors, authors, and publisher; and oversaw the content-structuring and production processes. She also managed all the details, including copyediting, fixing the references, procuring illustrations and permissions, making sure the indices made sense, and so on. It’s a fantastic juggling act with a huge number of things to keep track of, which she handles very well. Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Multiple Science Symposia and Books:

I VERY strongly recommend Ellipsis. We completed many challenging and complicated projects together in the US and overseas over more than a decade. Ellipsis’s dedicated, high quality of work was a vital key to the success of many of my most significant initiatives. The staff superbly managed lengthy and complicated efforts involving large numbers of VIP participants, most remarkably including 20 Nobel laureates for a major conference honoring the inventor of the maser/laser—and many of them contributed to the related book! The staff is gifted and wonderful. – Charles Harper,

Multiple Science Symposia and Books:

Pam and I worked together on and off for years in content management and communications projects. These included large academic conferences—with scarce resources and high demands—as well as edited volumes and online materials. In every case I found her dynamic yet detail-oriented and precise while never missing a deadline. Pam was able to pull together and organize a massive amount of information and feed it to collaborators in an easy to work with manner. She is a joy to work with and always impressed me with her writing, editing, and planning skills. I recommend her enthusiastically and hope we can work together in the future. – Gregory Hansell, Chief Product Officer at A Better World

Science Interview Transcription: 

Scientist Who Helped Design the H-Bomb Reflects on His WorkAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP) Oral History Interviews

You did a fantastic job of getting the names correct and finding and footnoting relevant references. Good work! – Kenneth W. Ford, Former Executive Director & CEO of AIP*

*Also see Building the H Bomb: A Personal History by Kenneth W. Ford and hear an audio interview.

Biomedical Engineering Journal:

Pamela was a great editor who always strove to understand the details and reasons of an author’s article so she could make the writing clear for any reader. I enjoyed discussing my work with her and dueling with dictionaries. She won an award for editorial excellence from the Society for Technical Communication during her tenure with Health Devices, and we were proud of her for that. From what I know of continuing career, she is a capable businesswoman that manages high-level editorial and conference projects, achieving outstanding results for distinguished clients. – Albert de Richemond, M.S., P.E. Consulting Engineer at Consulting Engineers and Scientists, Inc.