Research Editorial Office

Melody Montgomery, Editorial Grants Specialist

Melody MontgomeryAs part of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Melody assists UNMC faculty members with proposal development and editing. Support services include copy editing for grammar, style, consistency, and word choice, formatting to agency guidelines, and commentary on the content and flow of the proposal. Grant writing and grant editing services are 70% subsidized through the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research resulting in a fee of $10/hr. Manuscript editing services are also offered, but are not subsidized. The fee for manuscript edits is $30/hr. Email Melody Montgomery at to check the current availability and to schedule time for editing and more details. Depending on the content and notice provided, a two-week timeframe for edits is considered standard, and edits take place on a first-come first-serve basis. Please send your electronic documents and the completed request form to

Upcoming Events
For information on upcoming sessions and additional resources for UNMC researchers, please visit the Researchers Users Group (RUG) website.  

Links to the recordings and handouts of workshops: (to download handouts, right click and choose "Save Link As...")

StudentsOnline resources for proposal-writing advice:

For writing guides, visit the following links:

For more information on these editorial services, please contact:
Melody Montgomery
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
DRC I 4010 (zip 5875)
402.559.4132 (office)