My formal training is in linguistics and languages, but I have always had a strong interest in any form of science. Scientific editing dovetails these disparate disciplines beautifully. Like a sculptor, I view what I do as chipping away the extra bits to reveal what is already there -- the meaning and information that you want to convey.
Over the past 10 years, I have edited over 150 research grant proposals from internal pilot funding applications to federal R01 and K award applications, as well as 2 successful training grants to the National Cancer Institute (R25) and the Fogarty International Center (D43). The scientists I have written and edited for have been awarded over $100 million in funding.
In addition, I have edited hundreds of biomedical research manuscripts, many of which have been published in top journals such as:
- Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
- New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
- Nature Genetics
- Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI)
- Journal of Clinical Oncology
- American Journal of Epidemiology
I have specific, in-depth knowledge of cancer, epidemiology, and genetics and am well acquainted with issues related to human subjects research. I develop documentation and applications for Institutional Review Boards, and I write and edit a wide range of professional scientific documents, including official correspondence, posters, slide presentations, newsletters -- even emails!
Last but not least, I specialize and greatly enjoy working with non-native speakers of English. I find a special satisfaction in transforming what may look like “word salad” in the beginning into a clear, concise document that is ready for peer review. My goal is a final product that prompts reviewers to comment that your document is “well written”.