The Head Bookworm has experience editing manuscripts for journal publication; clients include a biosimilar manufacturer, a nurse, and a doctor of hepatology.

Editing includes the following:

  • Confirming document follows the AMA Manual of Style and journal style
  • Correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting
  • Assisting writers with clarity, brevity, syntax, diction, and presentation of ideas
  • Ensuring the manuscript meets journal style and specifications
  • Submitting the manuscript to the journal for the client and reviewing and correcting proofs as needed 

Articles that have been published where I have provided editorial assistance:

  • Gonzalez HC, Imam Z, Wong R, et al. Normal alkaline phosphatase levels are dependent on race/ethnicity: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data. BMJ Open Gastro. 2020;7:e000502. (edited and submitted, includes acknowledgement)
  • Jackson K, Gish RG. Point of care diagnostic testing for Hepatitis B virus. Curr Hepatol Rep. 2020. (edited and submitted, includes acknowledgement)
  • Hong J, Lee Y, Lee C, et al. Physicochemical and biological characterization of SB2, a biosimilar of Remicade® (infliximab). MAbs. 2017;9(2):364-382. (edited but no acknowledgement)
  • Tidwell T, Edwards J, Snider E, et al. A nursing pilot study on bedside reporting to promote best practice and patient/family-centered care. J Neurosci Nurs. 2011;43(4):E1-5.  https://doi.org10.1097/JNN.0b013e3182212a1d (edited but no acknowledgement)

I have edited many others that were never published, and I corrected the proofs of many more that didn’t get my watchful eye when first submitted.