• Experience in editing and proofreading manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts for other research scientists, including those whose first language is not English.
• Understand the importance of communicating research findings in clear, precise terms without altering the author's intended meaning.
Molecular biology, Microbial biotechnology, Genetics and genomics, Microbiology, Physiology, Other - Biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, Population genetics, Evolutionary genetics, Transplantation immunology As a Cactus editor, I welcome the opportunity to participate in the process of communicating the results of scientific inquiry by providing editing support to researchers in the scientific community.
• A research geneticist for 18 years in the fields of human genetics, developmental genetics and molecular biology.
I have found that a large amount of the science that has published in journals is written in a manner that makes it unnecessarily difficult to read.
As an editor I have the opportunity to contribute to making science more accessible to researchers from all fields, helping to make the science itself more widely understood and, therefore, more widely known.
The best part about working as a science editor is that I am not only able to read cutting-edge research from all over the world before it is published, but that I am also able to use my editing experience to improve the flow and depth of the manuscripts by giving feedback to clients.
Most authors struggle with the introduction section and discussion section of the paper.
For example, authors tend to review published literature in the introduction section instead of clearly framing the study objectives.
Some authors find the discussion section challenging to write and tend to restate the results instead of interpreting the data.