Selected Projects

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A month in the life of science writer and editor. Several short- and long-term projects happened to wrap up around the same time recently; the convergence made me realize the amazing range of subjects I get to work on:

  • Viability of lodgepole pine forests after fire and beetle damage (writer, research highlight)
  • Research on advanced hydraulic fluids (bylined writer, 3700-word semi-technical article)
  • A novel method for desalination (ghostwriter, journal article)
  • Simulations to guide energy-power-cost tradeoffs in development of new battery materials (editor, substantive reivew of journal article)
  • Ion-beam experiments on how interactions between protons and neutrons determine the shape of atomic nuclei (editor, proposal)
  • Gas chromatography to determine parts-per-billion impurities in hydrogen gas (editor, commercial application highlight).

Proceedings of the 5th, 6th, and 7th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics As managing editor, supported the proceedings editors in producing a proceedings volume containing 100+ papers (e.g., the 5th conference). Set up tracking systems, copyedited articles and supervised other copyeditors, corresponded with authors from around the world, and packaged files for uploading according to strict guidelines. For 5th conference, wrote specifications for a web database to collect papers and author information.

Annual meeting for user facility researchers Supported the 2014 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting, the annual meeting of users of the Advanced Photon Source, Center for Nanoscale Materials, and Electron Microscopy Center at Argonne National Laboratory:

  • Set up meeting web site, adapting institution’s template
  • Collected, edited, posted, and updated web content for all sessions and awards
  • Edited abstracts for all workshops
  • Wrote highlight about winner of early career award

News release for UChicago on quantum computing project Wrote a news release about a researcher from the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering who will lead a team from five universities in an ambitious five-year, $6.75 million project to create a new class of quantum devices that will allow communication among quantum computers.

Research highlight on x-ray imaging of embryos Reported on the work of a young German physicist, Julian Moosmann, when he received an early-career award from the Advanced Photon Source. Along with collaborators in several countries, Moosmann developed synchrotron x-ray methods that have made it possible to obtain time-lapse 3D images of cells and tissues in living vertebrate embryos.

Etext popups for nursing textbook Copyedited answer popups for etext version of two-volume nursing textbook and verified popups against final textbook pages.

School for Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering (LSXS2012) Supported LSXS2012, School for Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering: Theory and Experimental Methods: Wrote and maintained web site, provided organizational coordination, and wrote summary for publication in Synchrotron Radiation News (abstract). This event, sponsored by University of Chicago’s ChemMatCARS facility at the Advanced Photon Source, introduced about 20 undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers to techniques for studying liquid surfaces and interfaces.

Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders Copyedited Patricia A. Prelock and Rebecca J. McCauley (Eds.) (2012). Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication and Social Intervention. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.