Meet the Instructor – Editing Scientific Papers and Reports

DSC_0041. pic of Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown, Certified Professional Editor and accredited Editor in the Life Sciences, is a scientific and medical publishing consultant with 18 years’ experience at Canada’s two largest scientific publishers. She has worked as a copyeditor, research writer, and manager responsible for editorial, production and Web sites of large scientific journals. In her current consulting work, she writes and edits journal articles, technical reports and fact sheets for the public in a variety of sciences, as well as providing training to authors and writers through the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the American Medical Writers Association. She is also a reporter for the news section of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Check out her blog at for interesting pieces such as “Why do hot flashes remain a medical mystery?” and “Predatory publishers in the crosshairs.”

In this full-day seminar editors will learn how to help researchers communicate clearly and effectively to their peers and the greater community. It covers a range of topics including the following:

  • genre of the scientific paper: how science tells its story
  • abstracts or executive summaries
  • styles and best practices in copyediting
  • common problems
  • how heavy an edit to perform
  • best practices in presenting statistics, tables and graphs

To sign up, go to Registration closes on November 18, 2015.

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