About me

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 focus on editing academic publications, and to 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.

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I am proud to be a member of the following organisations

Australian Institute of Professional Editors


Australasian Medical Writers Association