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Carolyn Brown

430 Hamilton Ave. South
Ottawa, ON K1Y 1E3
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  • Certified Professional Editor (CPE) (2014)
  • Certified Structural Editor (2013)
  • Certified Stylistic Editor (2014)
  • Certified Copy Editor (2010)
  • Certified Proofreader (2009)

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • National Capital Region Branch (2015)
  • Publications (2015, 2014, 2011)


Science&Medicine | Writing&Editing | Publishing consulting

Science and medicine writer and editor with 18 years’ experience at Canada’s two largest scientific publishers. Associated with network of translators and editors in both official languages.

Specializing in scientific publications, from revising academic journal manuscripts to explaining complex concepts for the public. Full knowledge of general and scientific style guides as well as SI usage. Public and private sector clients in environmental, biomedical, clinical, ecological and other sciences.

Writer of news, research interpretation, and plain-language reports for journals, member publications, Web sites, and other publications. Consulting for scientific publishers in editorial/production process, software selection, and business decision-making.

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Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Bilingual editing
  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Metrication
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Government materials, general
  • Graphical materials
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Periodicals, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Speeches
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Ecology and environment
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general