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Cath Ennis, PhD, PMP


North Vancouver, BC


I’ve been working in academic and private sector life sciences research since 2005 as a grant and manuscript writer/editor, product manager, knowledge translation specialist, and project manager. I have extensive experience writing about science for the public as well as for highly specialized technical audiences.

I can assist you with:

  • grants and other funding applications
  • book and article manuscripts
  • communications and outreach activities
  • knowledge translation strategies
  • research project management
  • social media
  • technical marketing materials
  • and more

I specialize in cancer research, genetics, genomics, epigenetics, epigenomics, microbiology, and molecular biology, and have additional professional experience in bioinformatics / computational biology, biochemistry, drug development, immunology, stem cell biology, and other life sciences fields. I have worked on basic, translational, and clinical research projects and also have experience managing public-private collaborations.

My grant writing and editing experience includes applications to CIHR, Genome Canada, Genome BC, NRC IRAP, CFI, NSERC, Mitacs, MSFHR, NIH, US DOD, and other funding agencies and start-up accelerator programs.

Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Conference materials
  • Educational materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Teachers' guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Transcripts and minutes
  • Websites


  • Health and medicine, general
  • Life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sciences, general