Editing

Apples on a branch

My 24 years of editing experience include academic research papers, grant proposals, textbooks, and magazine articles for a general audience. 

Independent editor for science-related documents

I provide developmental edits and copyediting services and work remotely. I am familiar with several style guides, including the Chicago Manual of Style, APA 6th and 7th editions, and AP. Please see my listing in the “Editors for Hire” directory from ACES, The Society for Editing.

SELECTED EXPERIENCE

Contracted Editor: 
Johns Hopkins University’s Editorial Assistance Services Initiative (EASI), supporting research faculty by editing manuscripts and grant proposals.

Editor-in-Chief:
The Science Writer, an online magazine featuring the work of students in the Johns Hopkins University science writing program. I lead a team of alumni editors to edit and produce the magazine. Volunteer role.

Quality Control Editor and Team Leader:
The Ask a Scientist portal hosted by the Federation of American Scientists. Edited hundreds of scientific responses to be sure they were lay-friendly, clear, and well-documented. Volunteer role, 2020-2021.

Book: Ecological Sustainabilitypublished in 2013 by CRC Press. Includes a chapter on sustainable agriculture. Co-author and pre-submission editor.

Book: Introduction to Molecular Biology, Genomics, and Proteomics for Biomedical Engineers, published in 2008 by CRC Press. Co-author and pre-submission editor.