Scholarly Publishing (2012–present) 

I'm a scientific editor, copyediting across multiple journals on staff with two nonprofit scholarly publishers: Annual Reviews and American Economic Association Publications.

I have more than seven years' experience in scholarly publishing—copyediting, proofreading, overseeing journal production, and corresponding with authors and editors. I'm an agile editor in Word (including MathType), BaKoMa TeX Word, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Acrobat, and DigiEdit. I'm highly proficient with the Chicago Manual of Style and the CSE's Scientific Style and Format, and I'm familiar with the AMA Manual of Style.

For six years, I was production editor of the Annual Review of Virology and the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. For six months, I was assistant managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. As a freelancer, I copyedited for the Nature US Research Journals (Nature Genetics, Nature Immunology, Nature Medicine, Nature Metabolism, Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, and Nature Methods).

 

Science Writing (2007–2012)

After graduating with a master's degree in science writing from MIT and interning at Discover Magazine and Seed ScienceBlogs, I spent five years as a free-range science writer for a variety of online and print publications. Most of my work was for Discover Magazine and MIT's Technology Review. I wrote hard news on deadline as well as features, front-of-the-book news, annotated graphics, profiles, and lists; I reviewed books, TV shows, and nefarious remote-controlled flying insects. I covered biology, biomed, biotech, and the occasional natural disaster. Some clips are here.

 

Scientific Research (2004–2006)

As an undergraduate studying biological sciences and chemistry at Smith College, I worked in Robert Dorit's microbiology and molecular biology lab. My efforts to re-evolve an essential molecule in E. coli led to an award-winning honors thesis and were eventually published in the Journal of Molecular Evolution.

 

Teaching Writing (2000–2006)

At the Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning, I assisted fellow Smith students with writing and editing papers from all disciplines. I planned and led workshops on scientific writing, including research papers and laboratory reports. Before that, for many years, I helped high school students prepare for the verbal portion of the SAT.