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.
In 2004 I started my training as a professional editor, working mainly on government scientific publications. I became an accredited editor in 2009, passing a written examination administered by the Australian Institute of Professional Editors. And in 2013 I launched MD Writing and Editing, to help scientists and medical professionals improve their academic writing skills.
Now, in 2018, I am studying again, this time to become a professional coach. Having worked with academics for so many years, I understand that there can be many reasons why people don’t make progress on their writing tasks. I’m interested in exploring those reasons and helping people overcome various obstacles that appear during an academic career.
I believe wholeheartedly in getting proper training in everything I do. So, when you work with me, you can rest assured that I’m not only a effective and experienced editor and coach, but a qualified one as well.