What makes our editors unique?

Each editor on our team meets the following criteria:

Native English Speaker

Has a graduate degree (master's or PhD level) from a top university

Experience editing technical journal papers

A Few of Our Editor’s Bios

Robert B. earned his BS from Cornell University and then his PhD in Virology from Columbia University. For his post-doctoral fellowship, Robert worked on AIDS pathogenesis at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology. Afterwards, Robert worked at biotech and biopharmaceutical companies for several years. During this time, he developed small-molecule antagonists against chemokine receptors for use in inflammatory diseases. In every phase of his career, Robert wrote manuscripts for publication in top-tier journals.

Neil B. has a BS degree in Geology and Chemistry from Manchester University and a PhD in environmental geochemistry from the University of Leeds and worked for 34 years at the British Geological Survey, specializing in environmental geochemistry and geochemical mapping. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed papers, numerous scientific reports, and several geochemical atlases. During this time, he served on the NERC Peer Review College and on the editorial board of the Environmental Geochemistry Journal. Since taking early retirement in 2013, he has worked for American Manuscript Editors.

Vivian B. received her BS in biology from the University of Notre Dame and her PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Over the past 15 years, she has studied Drosophila genetics and morphological development, connexin gap junction protein interactions, proteasomal degradation, and neuroblastoma oncogenesis. Her research has resulted in multiple highly-accessed publications in peer-reviewed journals. Vivian has extensive experience writing and publishing scientific manuscripts. She has also reviewed manuscripts submitted for publication.

Anita C. has been an editor for American Manuscript Editors since 2012. She has a master’s degree in adult education from the University of Cincinnati. Anita has over 15 years of college level teaching experience, including English, basic and advanced writing, and business writing courses.

Anne-Marie C. received her PhD in nutrition from the University of Kentucky, and her postdoctoral training occurred at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Her scientific research focused on the identification and validation of molecular targets for breast cancer therapy. She has 10 years of experience in the editing and writing of scientific documents.

John C. earned a BS in Biological Science and a PhD in Neuroscience. His graduate and postdoctoral research involved molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics. He has years of editing experience, including both undergraduate- and graduate-level writing in the sciences and humanities.

Katherine K. holds a PhD in astronomy and has conducted research at UCLA, Yale University, and the NASA Ames Research Center. She has presented lectures on galaxy evolution at national and international conferences and has served as a science advisor for educational programming at UC Berkeley. Katherine has edited hundreds of manuscripts, theses, and book chapters, and her science writing has appeared in Wired, Popular Science, Discover, and Astronomy magazines.

Molly M. holds BS degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and also a Master’s in Business Administration. She is a published author herself and has been editing for AME for 2 years. As curious person, she enjoys learning about topics in nearly any area of research. Coming from a household where English was a second language for one parent, she understands the grammatical mistakes that are commonly seen in the writing of ESL learners.

Nicole R. received a BS in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and a MS in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has had laboratory experience working with a wide array of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. In addition, Nicole has worked with a number of host model systems, including in vitro work with epithelial cells and both innate and adaptive immune cells and in vivo work with plants and mice. Her diverse training background not only provided hands on experience but also sharpened her science writing and scientific communication skills. Nicole has been an academic and scientific editor for 2 years and enjoys working with the client to ensure that the final document is clear, concise, and error-free.

Kevin S. is a post-doctoral researcher at a world top 30 university. He specializes in plant genetics and molecular biology and has published in and edited for high impact journals.

Mark S. has a MS in mechanical engineering emphasizing in robotics and mechatronics and worked as a systems engineer in aircraft control research for NASA. Mark has also worked with biomedical engineering and marine exploration technology as a student and is interested in a broad range of disciplines.

Margaret W. earned an MS in applied mathematics at the University of Washington, where she worked as a research assistant in computational quantum chemistry and cloud chemistry. She has worked in academia and industry on diverse mathematics-based projects, including pure and applied statistics, medical and environmental research, and math and science education. She has attained additional certificates and coursework in writing and editing, risk assessment, and music. For the past fifteen years, she has worked as a writer and editor, specializing in scientific books and papers written in English by nonnative speakers.

Jessica Y. received a MA from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BS from UC Berkeley. She has worked as a Research Assistant at both Harvard and UC Berkeley and received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2005-2006 to conduct research in China. She is a co-founder and co-editor of the We Are Public Health website.

Stacia Y. earned a MA from Indiana University-Bloomington with a concentration in evolutionary biology. Her thesis and published research focused on the sexual selection in Anurans indigenous to Indiana. Stacia is also a practicing attorney with a law degree from Indiana University-Bloomington. Her education also includes an editing certificate from the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.