Jeff Hayes, JD

Deputy Director of Editing and Production

Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor, 2008

University of Kansas
Bachelor of Arts, English, 2005

Mr. Hayes has over 10 years of editorial and publishing experience.  As Deputy Director of Editing and Production at PAI Consulting, he uses this experience to provide editorial support for PAI’s clients.  In addition to helping manage PAI’s team of editors, Mr. Hayes 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 sites.  He ensures these documents accurately convey information using proper English and the appropriate style standards, including the U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual, the Federal Register Document Drafting Handbook, the Federal Plain Language Guidelines, the Chicago Manual of Style, PAI’s internal style guide, and relevant client style guides.

Mr. Hayes’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 provides in-person editorial support to a number of technical committees, working groups, and aviation rulemaking committees on an as-needed basis.  He also has edited and formatted procedures manuals for industry clients, and supported the drafting, editing, and production of aviation regulations for a foreign government client.  In addition, Mr. Hayes has provided FAA exemption processing support, digitized and processed historic FAA records, cataloged incident and accident reports, and provided editorial support for the twice‑yearly Aviation Safety InfoShare conference.

Previously, Mr. Hayes worked as an assistant editor at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) following his graduation from Georgetown Law.  At AAJ, he worked as part of a five‑person team on three monthly publications that strove to present technical and complex legal decisions in a clear and accessible manner, to which Mr. Hayes contributed copyediting, proofreading, and substantive edits.  Mr. Hayes also interviewed member attorneys for full‑length articles, contributed monthly features, and corresponded with contributing authors for AAJ’s Trial magazine.  Following his work at AAJ, Mr. Hayes became a full-time contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy through SRA International, where he performed editing and writing duties.