After completing my PhD at the Australian National University in the 1990s, I moved to Japan to work in medical research for 4 years. However, I quickly realised that I enjoyed the writing more than the lab work! When I returned to Australia, I discovered that there is a career called editing, and I haven’t looked back since.
From 2004 I worked at Biotext, a leading consultancy in science publishing. In 2013 I launched MD Writing and Editing, to offer academic editing services and help scientists and medical professionals improve their writing skills.
I became an accredited editor in 2009, passing a written exam administered by the Australian Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). I have been active in IPEd, running workshops at conferences and for various state branches. I have also run highly acclaimed training courses, conference workshops and webinars for my peers in the Australasian Medical Writers Association and the Australian Science Communicators.
I am proud to be a member of the following organisations
Australian Institute of Professional Editors
Australasian Medical Writers Association