Regular publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals is a high priority for many faculty. Acceptance can never be guaranteed, but your likelihood of success is improved by submitting, to an appropriate journal, a well-written manuscript that conforms to the style and length requirements of the journal. Reviewers love manuscripts that convey your work clearly and compellingly!
I have authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles in biology, chemical engineering, STEM education, pedagogy, and assessment. I have edited numerous journal articles for other authors, most recently on topics as diverse as climatic influences on the performance of solar cells, immunocytochemistry of bacteria associated with ulcers, women’s opposition to suffrage, and assessment of general education outcomes. It’s not necessary that I be a subject matter expert; instead, I serve as an “intelligent lay person” who should be able to understand your content. If I can’t, that’s a clue that the writing needs work. However, if I feel that I don’t have enough knowledge to do your subject matter justice, I will decline the job.
“I highly recommend Judy Miller as an editor; I have worked with several editors, and she is hands down the best! While any editor can make suggestions, I found that Judy had the best grasp of what I was trying to accomplish, and how to get the message across. Even though history is not her area of expertise, I believe she did a better job of editing than several history professors did.”
Joe Miller, author, “Never a fight of woman against man: What textbooks don’t say about women’s suffrage”
“English is not my first language, nor that of my collaborators in molecular biology and bioinformatics. So, English correction and formatting our manuscripts for an English journal were my permanent headaches. Judy removed these headaches with a magical touch. Her editorial scientific language skills are just incredible!”
Dr. Olga Matveeva, molecular biologist
“Judy is one of the few editors I have worked with who understands what I am trying to say.”
Phyllis Blumberg, University of the Sciences; Contributor, To Improve the Academy