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Hello! I'm Gabrielle

 

I am an experienced science editor who is passionate about helping scientists to present their research in an effective and accessible manner. 

Gabrielle David, PhD

SCIENCE COPYEDITOR

 

Specializing in science editing since 2009
Editorial Freelancers Association Member

SKILLS

SKILLS

DOCUMENT TYPES

  • Journal manuscripts

  • Abstracts

  • Grant reports and applications

  • Conference presentations

  • Technical documents

  • Cover letters

  • Review response letters​​​

  • Other document types as required

STYLE GUIDES

 

  • Chicago Manual of Style

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide

  • Council of Science Editors (CSE) Scientific Style and Format

  • Other style guides as required

APPLICATIONS

 

  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

  • Google Docs

  • Others as required

EXPERTISE

EXPERTISE
Chemistry​
  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Food Chemistry

  • Green Chemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry

Environmental Sciences
  • Agricultural Chemistry 

  • Environmental Chemistry

  • Soil Chemistry

Forensic Sciences
  • Forensic Toxicology

  • Forensic Chemistry
Medical and Life Sciences
  • Biochemistry

  • Medicinal Chemistry

  • Microbiology

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • Natural Products Chemistry

  • Traditional Chinese Medicines

EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE COPYEDITING WORK

(2009–PRESENT)

 

A selection of published articles I have edited can be viewed on Google Scholar. The authors of these articles have selected to include an acknowledgement of my editing.

PERSONAL PUBLICATIONS

 

Isotope fractionation during precipitation of methamphetamine HCl and discrimination of case samples.

David, G et al., Forensic Science International (2010), 200(1–3), 123–129.

 

Significant determinants of isotope composition during HI/Pred synthesis of methamphetamine.

David, G et al., Australian Journal of Chemistry (2010), 63(1), 22–29.

 

Vibrational spectroscopy and quantum chemical studies of 1,6,7,12,13,18-hexaazatrinaphthylene and related compounds.

Gordon, K et al., Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2009), 72(1), 209–213.

 

Experimental and computational studies of substituted terthiophene oligomers as electroluminescent materials.

Gordon, K et al., Synthetic Metals (2005), 153(1–3), 225–228.

 

Red electroluminescence from transparent PVK-dye films based on dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine and ReCO3 Cl-dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine dyes.

David, G et al., Chemical Physics Letters (2004), 383, 292–296.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

University Education

2004–2008
PhD, Chemistry

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND

Thesis title: Stable Isotope Analysis of Aromatic Amines

Research focus: application of isotope ratio mass spectrometry to "fingerprinting" of evidence in forensic science.

1999–2002
BSc (Hons), First Class; Chemistry

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND

Four year undergraduate degree with a research project and dissertation in the fourth year.

Research focus: inorganic synthesis of rhenium compounds

Professional Development

2021
Online courses

EDITORIAL FREELANCERS ASSOCIATION (EFA)

  1. Intermediate and Advanced Academic Editing (8 weeks).

  2. Word Macros A–Z (6 weeks).

2020
Online course

EDITORIAL FREELANCERS ASSOCIATION (EFA)

Advanced Copyediting (4 weeks).

2018
Certificate

POYNTER INSTITUTE

Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing.

2014
Graded course

UC SAN DIEGO EXTENSION

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA

Environmental Economics: Evaluating the Impact of Sustainable Practices.

2013
Graded course

UC SAN DIEGO EXTENSION

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA

Introduction to Sustainability.

ABOUT

PUBLICATONS

Throughout my life, I have been drawn to science and its stories. In my own study and research, I have dabbled in many areas in science: inorganic chemistry for a BSc(Hons) research project, physical chemistry as a Research Assistant, analytical and forensic chemistry for my PhD, and environmental sustainability in professional development classes.

 

I love reading and learning about other scientists' research—what they did, how, and why—and then helping them communicate it. I began working as a freelance authors' editor in 2009, specializing in editing scientific text.

 

I bring enthusiasm, dedication, attention to detail, and a commitment to understanding each author's work and helping them effectively communicate it. I enjoy finding the essence of the author's story and providing editorial assistance to help them present their work in a clear, accurate, and enjoyable manner for the reader, while retaining the author's authentic voice and not changing the science.

 

I have extensive experience working with scientists for whom English is not their first language, including through an internship at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand, and through freelance editing for authors from Asia.

 

Personally, I am a parent and homeschooler, an avid grower of all things edible in my garden, a recreational horse rider, an occasional crafter (knitting and sewing), and a passionate advocate for the environment and sustainability.

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