Archives for the ‘WRITING, EDITING, & PUBLISHING’ Category

Communication Excellence

Last night, Frontiers in Ophthalmology by the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology received a 2012 U360 Award in the category Communication Excellence. I served as scientific communications consultant and review committee member for this volume. Read about the award in the U360 Winner’s Gallery and the press release by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Image […]

Science writing

This is old news, but here are two recaps of the Science Writing Panel organized by Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE): Dilani Kahawala. What to be a science writer? March 17, 2012. Nadia Cohen and Cherie Ramirez. Careers in Science Writing: Where to Begin? DMS Bulletin April 8, 2012. I had the privilege […]

There’s no such thing as a free article

Academic publishing is a world of subscription paywalls, high publication fees, and exorbitant subscription and/or pay-per-article charges. Combined with peer review (which is basically an academically sanctioned form of hazing), this traditional model of academic publishing can significantly delay the dissemination of knowledge. In a recent Wired Magazine article, Dr. Michael Eisen (who co-founded the open access […]

Frontiers in Ophthalmology

Hot off the presses! Frontiers in Ophthalmology, a departmental report that covers the achievements and advances of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology: I had the honor of serving on the review committee of this report and as scientific editor of the Research & Discovery section (2.4MB PDF). Here is an example of the […]

Video science

In the spirit of promoting science through multiple channels, I’ve posted links to some science videos that I helped produce with Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE is an innovative online journal that uses video to demonstrate scientific concepts. This experience introduced me to script writing, which is quite different from “normal” science writing. Things that […]