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Shelley Jacobs, PhD

Profile

With a background in both the visual arts and medical sciences, I have worked as an editor and illustrator—and project manager and cheerleader—on a variety of projects from producing an award-winning, self-published, university-level, medical textbook to developing internationally-recognized, e-learning materials for medical professionals to editing and proofreading children's books and educational materials. 

 

Education:

Ph.D., Medical Sciences (Neuroscience and Behavioural Sciences), 2010 

B.Sc.(Hons), BioPsych, 1999

Certificate in Publishing, Ryerson, 2016 

 

In-house experience:

Editorial internship, Penguin Random House Canada, 2015

Mills Mentorship Award Recipient: Editorial internship, School Science, Nelson Education, 2015 

 

Recent clients:

AFMC, Annick Press, Owlkids Books, Division of e-Learning Innovation (McMaster University), Medmastery, Nelson Education

 

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Layout and design
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Production editing
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking

Media/Genres

  • Books, self-published
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Graphical materials
  • Pictures and illustrations
  • Teachers' guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school

Subjects

  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general