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"One of the [grant foundation] officers told me that they love reading our proposals because they are so well written." -- Primary investigator / director on series of grants and proposals written by Stephen Arthur for quality-of-life studies and innovative programs in rehabilitation, 2017

"I was looking for a scientific writer to help me with biomedical publications for a long time -- until Stephen Arthur was recommended to me by a colleague. When we started on the first manuscript I thought it would take him some time to learn all necessary background but Stephen got into it right away and made excellent recommendations and invaluable observations right away. He does not only add value by editing the text but also with critical thinking, literature searches, finishing figures and making sure that a submission follows all guidelines. Stephen delivers on time even when a tight deadline needs to be met and is always really nice to work with. My co-authors, all high-profile members of the scientific community, have also been impressed. I highly recommend Stephen!" -- Elisabeth Maurer, PhD, President & CTO at LightIntegra Technology Inc., Nov. 2015

"I highly recommend Stephen for grant and scientific papers writing. I have been impressed with his abilities to comprehend and express complex scientific findings. Stephen is meticulous and detail oriented. Has initiative and drive to help you succeed. I highly, highly recommend Stephen for any scientific writing." -- Yaga Szlachcic, MD (cardiology), Chair of the Dept. of Medicine, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, and University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2013

"Stephen has done a masterful job. Consider me thoroughly impressed." -- Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, FACS, Associate Professor, Residency Program Director, Oncology Fellowship Director, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco, 2010

“Very high quality work produced in a timely manner.”-- Dr. David P. Finn, Co-Director of the Centre for Pain Research & Lecturer in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2012

“Thorough and capable!”-- Dr. Samuel Abraham, VP Research, cancer genomics, BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, 2012

"Thank you for the outstanding work." -- editor for Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs

"I found this application to be extremely well-written and understandable." -- independent reviewer of an NIH R01 research grant application

"I read carefully the paper and I like it a lot. It is methodical, easy to read and with a clear message. The graphic is great. You did a great job." -- director, biomedical research

"It sounds a thousand times better! A lot more impact." -- primary investigator, biomedical research 

"Your work was critical. We will definitely keep you in mind for the future and pass on your information to others that may seek similar assistance." -- executive, biomedical research

"I am impressed with your thoroughness, your notes and the quality of your edits. This is strong work indeed. Obviously, you're a strong editor." -- biomedical editing agency

"Stephen, I appreciate both the significant effort and expertise that you put into this project. You brought yourself up to speed with the topic quickly. I have to say that I am happier with this application than any other I have submitted. That means nothing in terms of funding but I feel that we put together a highly innovative application. You contributed in a substantive manner and brought some great ideas." -- primary investigator, biomedical research

"The work is exemplary." -- primary author, review of biomedical research


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Personal endorsement from Dr. Lorne Whitehead, University of BC Physics Professor/3M Chair, UBC Leader of Education Innovation, former UBC Vice President Academic and Dean of Science, and founder of  TIR Systems (now Phillips) and Brightside Technologies (now Dolby), 2009:

"I feel lucky that I had the opportunity to get to know Stephen well while we were both students at the University of British Columbia.  ... I have observed Stephen’s career with great interest.

"Stephen is highly talented in an extraordinarily broad range of areas.  His core strengths are a highly developed understanding of sophisticated scientific concepts coupled with crystal clear written communication of complex matters.  On top of that, Stephen is highly creative and has fine aesthetic judgment in numerous areas including creative writing and various forms of graphic arts.

"For all these reasons, I feel Stephen will be a tremendous contributor in any work benefitting from his remarkable combination of talents."