Laura Z. | Elance
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Laura Z.

The Art of Science Writing and Editing
   United States
  |   St. Louis, MO
  |  8:21 am Local Time


Do you need high-quality writing and editing services for your science documents? I produce documents that are compelling, easy to read and comprehend, and grammatically flawless. I am a research scientist with 25 years of experience in the fields of molecular, cell, and developmental biology; medical and plant sciences; biochemistry; biophysics; bioengineering; nanoscience; chemistry; environmental sciences; and statistical analysis. I have expertise in writing, editing, and peer-reviewing science papers for high-impact journals and grant proposals for national grant agencies in five different countries. I have authored 20 original science articles and 8 funded grant proposals ($1.8 million in total). I have lectured and worked with students in laboratory and classroom courses. I transitioned into scientific publishing support in 2011, and have performed comprehensive editing and technical writing for more than 400 articles, grants, theses, and a >300,000-word encyclopedia.
Service Description
My command of the art of science writing enables me to intuit the meaning of your document and produce finished text that is compelling, easy to read and comprehend, and grammatically flawless. I am proficient in all life science disciplines, and no job is too big or too small. I perform writing, comprehensive editing, and proofreading for documents including original research articles, theses, grant proposals, reports, conference proceedings, web content, books, and newspaper articles. The following list includes some of my services:

Academic writing; Report writing; White paper writing; Content writing
Word document editing using the track changes function
PDF document editing using Adobe tools
Preparing text and images in Word and the finished document as a PDF
Creating/editing tables and charts using Excel
Creating/editing charts and graphs using SigmaPlot
Creating/editing slide shows using PowerPoint
Creating/editing images and illustrations using Adobe Photoshop
Creating/editing composite figures using Adobe Photoshop

I currently work in Windows 7 and use Microsoft Word 2010. Other formats can be supported.

My portfolio contains numerous examples of my published articles. Examples of my editing work on client documents can be available on request. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you.
University of Missouri - Columbia
Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry
Awarded: 1992
Washington University in St. Louis
Baccalaureate in Biology
Awarded: 1984
University of Missouri - Columbia
PhD, Biochemistry
1986 - 1992
Washington University - St. Louis
BA, Biology
1981 - 1984
BioScience Writers
Freelance Scientific Editor
2012 - Present
Freelance Scientific Editor
2011 - Present
Freelance Scientific Editing and Consulting
Science writing, editing, and proofreading
2011 - Present
Writing and comprehensive editing for more than 400 science articles and grants, and a >300,000-word encyclopedia in plant sciences. I produce clear and concise documents that guarantee your success.
American Society of Civil Engineers
Freelance Editor
2011 - 2012
The ASCE has 33 journals that cover all aspects of civil engineering. I provided comprehensive and stylistic editing for these journals.
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004 - 2011
Institute of Experimental Botany, Prague, CR
Project Leader
1998 - 2004
Purdue University
Project Leader
1995 - 1998
North Carolina State University
Postdoctoral Researcher
1994 - 1995
Institute of Experimental Botany, Prague, CR
Fulbright Fellow
1992 - 1994
University of Missouri - Columbia
Doctoral Research Assistant
1986 - 1992
Washington University Medical School
Laboratory Assistant and Technician
1981 - 1986
Payment Terms
None specified
Laura Z. | Elance

Laura Z.