Besides ghostwriting nonfiction, business reports, blog articles, and web-content, I have edited and formatted academic manuscripts and dissertations for 15+ years. I have also edited fiction, and self-published an E-book. My experience in interpreting publisher requirements has been invaluable to academic researchers in the publication of their journal articles and textbooks. I hold a Masters in Public Health with a strong medical/scientific terminology background. Your written material deserves my high-level input and meticulous attention. From government to foundation grants (and blogs to manuscripts), I can provide the writing or editing you need to polish your work.
Editing, formatting, and proofreading of manuscripts and grants (including Tables and Figures); consulting by phone to meet publisher and funding source requirements; ghostwriting; preparation of PowerPoint slides; writing coaching to researchers whose native language is not English; article writing for newsletters and blogs; formatting brochures, newsletters, and resumes
Some Acknowledgments [visible online] of Editorial Assistance by Elizabeth Samit:
Sciaranghella, G, Lakhashe, SK, Ayash-Rashkovsky, M, et al. (2011). A live attenuated Listeria monocytogenes vaccine vector expressing SIV Gag is safe and immunogenic in macaques and can be administered repeatedly. Vaccine 29(3): 476-486.
Siddappa, N, Hemashettar, G, Wong, YL, et al. (2011). Development of a tier 1 R5 clade C human immunodeficiency virus as a tool to test neutralizing antibody-based immunoprophylaxis. J Med Primatol 40(2): 120-128.
Matsuyama, T, Kawai, T, Izumi, Y, et al. (2005). Expression of major histocompatibility complex class II and CD80 by gingival epithelial cells induces activation of CD4+ T cells in response to bacterial challenge. Infect Immun 73(2): 1044-1051.
Esch, TR, Poveromo, JD, Aikens, MC, et al. (2002). A novel lacrimal gland autoantigen in the NOD mouse model of Sjogren's syndrome. Scan J Immunol 55(3): 304-310.
Stamps, PL and Boley Cruz, NT (1994). Issues in Physician Satisfaction. Health Administration Press; Ann Arbor, MI. ISBN # 1-56793-010-7.
Fukuyama, K and Yasuda, T. (1982). Outstanding contributions by Japanese dermatologists. J Amer Acad Dermatol 6(2):173-178.
University of Massachusetts
Masters in Public Health
San Francisco State University
Bachelor of Arts
Freelance Writing and Editing
2013 - Present
Freelance writing and editing for various clients. (January 2013 - present) [Federal EIN Number]
MIT (via outside agency)
Temporary Publication and Editorial Assistant
2012 - 2012
Edited and formatted manuscripts; designed reprint covers in InDesign; entered publications in WIKI and Filemaker Pro database; requested reprint permissions from publishers (2/12 - 4/12).
Boston Medical Center (via outside agency)
Temporary ACCESS Database Designer
2012 - 2012
Designed departmental personnel and grants management ACCESS database; created technical documentation and training materials; trained staff (9/12 - 12/12).
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (via outside agency)
Temporary Administrative Assistant
2010 - 2010
Provided administrative support to physician department head and her laboratory research staff, including preparation of manuscripts and grants (7/10 - 10/10).
United States Census 2010
Temporary Field Enumerator for Census 2010
2010 - 2010
Massachusetts General Hospital
Staff Assistant (to Scientific Director of Dept)
2007 - 2008
MA Department of Public Health
Project Coordinator III
2005 - 2007
The Forsyth Institute
Research Department Coordinator
2001 - 2005
Harvard Medical School
Staff Assistant (to Director of Dept)
1999 - 2001
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1992 - 1994
University of California Medical Center, SF
Editorial, Research, and Administrative Positions
1980 - 1989