About our company

Redmond Physical Sciences specializes in reviewing, rewriting, editing, and proofreading of manuscripts in the physical sciences and engineering. Our job is to transform manuscripts into articles that readers will read, understand, and remember. Along the way, we hope the authors learn a little about the art and science of presenting ideas effectively. See our mission statement here.

We started as Nelson Scientific in 1999 in Kashihara, Japan, a small city in central Nara Prefecture. In 2002, we moved north and west to the shores of Lake Biwa in Otsu, the capital of Shiga Prefecture. In 2006, business was suspended as Jon Nelson, the chief editor, started teaching physics, scientific writing, and technical oral presentations at Ritsumeikan University in Shiga. In 2011, we restarted under our new name and in a new location in Redmond, Washington, USA. Our mailing address is

4306 156th Ave NE, #MM339
Redmond, WA 98052 USA

About our manuscript reviewer-editor

Dr Jon Nelson


Jon got his PhD in physics from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1994. His dissertation, funded by a NASA fellowship, described a new theory for ice-crystal growth in clouds. In his final year, he obtained a Department of Energy Distinguished Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship, which was used to experimentally test the theory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He then accepted a faculty position in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona, Tucson and was awarded the much-sought-after National Science Foundation Career grant. In 1999, he moved to Japan with his family and started Nelson Scientific. In 2006, he temporarily put the consulting-editing work aside and returned to academia, teaching undergraduate and graduate students at Ritsumeikan University, a private university based in Kyoto. In 2009, he coauthored a book about the science of snow crystals. See his publications here and his resume here.

Jon writes a blog about snow and ice science. See it here.

Contact him directly at jnelson @redmondphysicalsciences.com.