Scientific & Medical Writing / Editing
“I highly recommend Cath to any researcher seeking professional support for their grant applications. Cath offered a seamless and collaborative experience that goes beyond just fixing grammar and syntax; Cath genuinely cares about your success as a researcher and is committed to helping you present your work in the best possible light.” – Dr. Andrew Pepper, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta
“I really enjoyed working with Cath. She offers prompt, timely and effective suggestions for grant applications. She was also a pleasure to work with and gave me ample time to make additional changes after she made some of my ideas easier to follow. I would highly recommend her.” – Dr. Mo Osman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta
“Cath is very versatile, able to fill any role in grant facilitation and grant development. Her copyediting skill are outstanding but what really made her invaluable for us was her ability to see the bigger picture in a grant and then make sure that the writing was all consistent with the end goals.” – Dr. Leonard Foster, Professor at the Michael Smith Laboratories and Head of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia
“I have worked with a couple of copy editors previously and I find it difficult to find someone who understands the field, has sharp eyes and keeps up with strict deadlines and at the same time goes beyond copyediting and gives you suggestions that surprise you. Cath is more than a copy editor! She is an excellent communicator that understands the field of medicine and biomedicine, and is particularly talented in translating technical text to plain English without losing the scientific content. I have had the pleasure of working with Cath on several national and international scientific grant applications and without a doubt she is a gifted writer with sharp eyes that helped us a lot in improving language and clarifying the core message of the text. Our success in our applications certainly would not have been possible without her. I selfishly wish she doesn’t get so popular that I lose her one day 🙂” – Dr. Novin Balafkan, Ph.D. Researcher at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway and Norwegian Center for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT)
“Cath is a top tier editor. We engage her regularly to plan, coordinate and revise materials for publication, and have only expanded our work together with each new project scope. Cath is particularly gifted at restructuring and clarifying text, improving language, and focusing messaging. In addition to being a genuine pleasure to work with, Cath is also very experienced and is highly professional throughout every element of the engagement. I can’t recommend her highly enough!” – Dr. Jonathan Thon, Founder and CEO of STRM.BIO, and co-author of The Black Hole at University Affairs.
“Cath is an excellent communicator. She has a rare talent of adjusting the complexity of her message to her audience. She can communicate with lay audiences and scientists with the same ease. We have worked with Cath for almost a decade and counting. Together we developed various successful proposals spanning a range of disciplines from hard core bioinformatics to antimicrobial research. I can always count on her strong grant writing and editing skills.” – Dr. İnanç Birol, Distinguished Scientist at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, Professor at the University of British Columbia, and Co-Founder and CSO of Amphoraxe Life Sciences Inc.
“Cath is a gifted and talented writer. We initially engaged her services to help us transcribe our presentations, which came out to be much more than we anticipated. Cath displayed more than her technical writing skills; she also illustrated her inherent creative talent. She nicely distilled the essence of our presentations into beautifully written content. She was able to relay the messaging, meaning, and narration in a way in which a reader could feel as if they had attended one of our presentations. We were so pleased with her work, that we consider her a critical member of our team. We continue to work with her and regularly solicit creative ideas on how to best communicate to our target clients.” – Damien Wilpitz, Co-Founder and CEO and Nick Guay-Ross, Co-Founder and COO, Experimental Designs Consulting.
“Cath and I have been colleagues twice, once in a for-profit environment and once in an academic research environment. Although these two settings were very different, Cath’s skills in editing and writing were immediately recognized in both roles, and she quickly became sought after for her ability to concisely communicate technical information to diverse audiences. Cath is equally comfortable writing a non-technical summary for non-scientific audiences and editing jargon-heavy scientific text for review by researchers and granting agencies. Cath quickly picks up sufficient scientific understanding of whatever research field she is writing about, and has developed a broad range of expertise due to the projects she has already been involved in. Personally, I still reach out to Cath for writing advice on a regular basis, and miss being able to stop by her desk for a quick grammar review or to find just the right word for the occasion.” – Diane Miller, Associate Director, Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium, University of British Columbia.
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