David S. Binswanger
Director of Editing and Production
University of Maryland
Master of Library Science, 2014
E-Government Concentration; Archives, Records, and Information Management Concentration
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, English, 2004
Minor, Science, Technology, and Society Studies
Certifications and Ratings
Book Editing, Marketing, and Production Certificate
Advanced Microsoft Word Certificate
Mr. Binswanger has over 10 years of editorial and publishing experience. As Director of Editing and Production at PAI Consulting, he uses this experience to provide editorial support for PAI’s clients. In addition to managing a team of seven editors, Mr. Binswanger writes, edits, formats, and reviews a variety of technical and regulatory documents for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation industry, including reports, briefing papers, records of meeting, standards, guidelines, handbooks, reference materials, memos, letters, presentations, and Web pages. He helps create documents that accurately convey information using proper English; the appropriate style standards, including the U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual, Federal Register Document Drafting Handbook, and PAI in‑house style; and the FAA Plain Language Program.
Mr. Binswanger’s major projects at PAI have included drafting, editing, and formatting a variety of documents for numerous Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) programs, the FAA Office of Rulemaking (ARM), and the FAA Aircraft Certification Service (AIR). He has supported the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) international outreach efforts, provided editorial and meeting support to rulemaking or advisory committees, and assisted the FAA with the analysis and summary of comments posted to the Federal Docket. He also has edited and formatted procedures manuals for industry clients, and supervised the drafting, editing, and production of aviation regulations for a foreign government client. In addition, Mr. Binswanger has digitized and processed historic FAA records, cataloged incident and accident reports, and provided editorial support for the twice‑yearly Aviation Safety InfoShare conference.
In 2014, Mr. Binswanger graduated from the University of Maryland with a Masters in Library Science, with dual concentrations in E-Government and Archives and Digital Records Management. In the course of his studies, Mr. Binswanger studied the development, maintenance and use of taxonomies to control information. Previously, Mr. Binswanger worked as an assistant editor at the American Industrial Hygiene Association, where he edited scientific and technical content related to occupational and environmental health and safety, risk and hazard assessment, and industrial hygiene.