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Cathryn Primrose-Mathisen

Cathryn Primrose-Mathisen - Editor

Terråk, Norway

Native English experienced freelance copy-editor and proofreader specialising in science, technology, business and medicine.

Overview

I provide copy-writing, copy-editing, proofreading and translation (Norwegian to English) for businesses, organisations, institutions and scientists. I am happy to consider all subject areas but I specialise in science, technology, business and medicine.

With an MSc in Oceanography I was ready to begin my 14-year career with Fugro GEOS and Fugro OCEANOR. This included postings in Singapore, Houston (USA) and Trondheim (Norway). This prepared me well for running my own business and here I am.

I love to interact with new clients from around the world and to build long-term professional relationships with them. My goal is to help clients communicate clearly so that they can gain more customers, sell more products and services, have clear HSE and technical information, and communicate their financial and scientific results accurately.

I look forward to discussing your requirements with you.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Career Guides Education & Reference Engineering Health & wellbeing Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Nature Politics & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement Technology

Certifications

  • On-screen Editing 1, SfEP, UK
  • Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (Pass with Merit), PTC, UK
  • Norwegian Level 12, Folkeuniversitetet, Trondheim, Norway
  • MSc Oceanography, University of Southampton
  • BSc Geography 2:1 (Honours), Loughborough University of Technology
  • Document Control Foundation – Grade A – The Robert Gordon University
  • Heart Health: A Beginner's Guide to Cardiovascular Disease, University of Reading / Future Learn
  • Namsos Hospital, Norway: Exchange of Experiences for People with Diabetes and Who Use An Insulin Pump (And Their Relatives), 3 days
  • Diabetesforbundet, Snåsa, Norway: Nord-Trøndelag Course for Couples, 2 days

Awards

  • Studentship (MSc) Natural Environment Research Council Directorate of Science & Technology
  • Eunice Hobbs Prize for Initiative for Sustained Voluntary Effort to the Community (Redland High School for Girls)

Work experience

Freelance Copy-writer, Copy-editor, Proofreader and Translator (Norwegian to English)

Cathryn Primrose-Mathisen

May, 2010 – Present (over 6 years)

Specialities:
• Offshore oil and gas industry document QA
• Medical and healthcare communications
• Rewriting, restyling and precis writing
• Onscreen copy-editing in MS Word using track changes
• Harvard, Vancouver and APA reference styles

Examples of my (direct or indirect) clients include:
• Shell
• World Health Organization
• Norwegian Refugee Council
• Peacepainting
• medical specialists, doctors
• academic publishers

Project/Sales Manager

Fugro OCEANOR AS

November, 2005 – May, 2010 (over 4 years)

Sales and tendering for SEAWATCH product sales and large SEAWATCH system networks. Production of new promotional material. Project management of SEAWATCH projects in Peru, USA, Taiwan, Oman, Qatar and UK. Publication and presentation of results at conferences.

Research Assistant to Managing Director

Fugro Global Environmental and Ocean Sciences Ltd

August, 2004 – November, 2005 (over 1 year)

Technical support to the managing director. Contract negotiation and preparation of technical and commercial proposals with government, academia and industry in the USA, UK and Norway.

Operations Manager

Fugro Global Environmental and Ocean Sciences Inc.

November, 2001 – July, 2004 (over 2 years)

Responsibility for and co-ordination of all oceanographic field operations and related logistics in the Americas. Overall planning, management and scheduling of operational resources to meet commercial objectives. Line management of up to 15 staff. Preparation of measurement tenders for government and oil and gas industry. Technical review of projects, reports and technical procedures. Project management of large measurement programmes in the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Peru. Health, Safety and Environment Representative.

Operations Coordinator and Senior Oceanographer

Fugro Global Environmental and Ocean Sciences Pte

November, 1999 – October, 2001 (almost 2 years)

Co-ordination and preparation of SE Asia operations, tendering and reporting. Translation of complicated manufacturer's manual into user-friendly technical instructions and deployment logsheet.

Senior Oceanographer / Oceanographer

Fugro Global Environmental and Ocean Sciences Ltd

October, 1996 – October, 1999 (about 3 years)

Project management including year-long programme in Angola. Fieldwork. Quality control, analysis and interpretation of metocean data and report preparation.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes

If you regularly see patients with diabetes who experience hypoglycaemia and need expert guidance, then this is the book for you. Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, 3rd Edition once again provides health professionals involved in the management of people with diabetes with an expertly written, comprehensive guide to hypoglycaemia, the most common and feared side effect of insulin treatment fo... read more

If you regularly see patients with diabetes who experience hypoglycaemia and need expert guidance, then this is the book for you. Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, 3rd Edition once again provides health professionals involved in the management of people with diabetes with an expertly written, comprehensive guide to hypoglycaemia, the most common and feared side effect of insulin treatment fo... read more

Radiation Oncology in Palliative Cancer Care

"This textbook, Radiation Oncology in Palliative Cancer Care, represents the full evolution of radiation therapy, and of oncology in general. ( ...) [It] is an acknowledgment that palliative radiotherapy is now a sub-specialty of radiation oncology. This formally makes palliative radiotherapy a priority within patient care, academic research, quality assurance, and medical education." - From t... read more

"This textbook, Radiation Oncology in Palliative Cancer Care, represents the full evolution of radiation therapy, and of oncology in general. ( ...) [It] is an acknowledgment that palliative radiotherapy is now a sub-specialty of radiation oncology. This formally makes palliative radiotherapy a priority within patient care, academic research, quality assurance, and medical education." - From t... read more

Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health and Social Care Teams

Jan Dewing, Brendan McCormack, Angie Titchen

If you're looking to develop and improve your nursing, health or social care practice, either individually or as part of a team, the Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health and Social Care Teams offers a wide-ranging selection of activities, tools and resources covering vital aspects of practice development. Written as a companion volume to the latest edition of the best-selling Prac... read more

If you're looking to develop and improve your nursing, health or social care practice, either individually or as part of a team, the Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health and Social Care Teams offers a wide-ranging selection of activities, tools and resources covering vital aspects of practice development. Written as a companion volume to the latest edition of the best-selling Prac... read more

Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation: Inspiration and Strategies for Women

Pamela McCauley Bush

Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation offers valuable information on what it means to be a leader and innovator and encourages you to discover and develop these skills for yourself. This book integrates leadership and innovation principles with personal examples and profiles of inspirational women. By providing a clear process on how to build upon your personal streng... read more

Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation offers valuable information on what it means to be a leader and innovator and encourages you to discover and develop these skills for yourself. This book integrates leadership and innovation principles with personal examples and profiles of inspirational women. By providing a clear process on how to build upon your personal streng... read more

Putting the Genie Back: 2°C Will Be Harder Than We Think

David Hone

David Hone takes on the subject of climate change in a frank and open discussion built on more than 30 years in the energy industry and the last dozen in the field of climate change. The conclusion, “It’s going to be much tougher than we think to solve this problem, but solve it we must.” Climate change could be categorised as the most pervasive yet least understood issue of our generation. So... read more

David Hone takes on the subject of climate change in a frank and open discussion built on more than 30 years in the energy industry and the last dozen in the field of climate change. The conclusion, “It’s going to be much tougher than we think to solve this problem, but solve it we must.” Climate change could be categorised as the most pervasive yet least understood issue of our generation. So... read more

Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts

Michel J. Kaiser, Martin J. Attrill, Simon Jennings, David N. Thomas, David K. A. Barnes

The oceans cover the majority of the Earth's surface; they influence our climate and provide a valuable source of food to billions of people. However, despite its fundamental impact on our lives, many aspects of the marine environment remain a mystery to us.Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts, Second Edition, offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, int... read more

The oceans cover the majority of the Earth's surface; they influence our climate and provide a valuable source of food to billions of people. However, despite its fundamental impact on our lives, many aspects of the marine environment remain a mystery to us.Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts, Second Edition, offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, int... read more

Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering, Second Edition

Izuru Takewaki

After the March 11, 2011, earthquake in Japan, there is overwhelming interest in worst-case analysis, including the critical excitation method. Nowadays, seismic design of structures performed by any seismic code is based on resisting previous natural earthquakes. Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering, 2e, develops a new framework for modeling design earthquake loads for inelas... read more

After the March 11, 2011, earthquake in Japan, there is overwhelming interest in worst-case analysis, including the critical excitation method. Nowadays, seismic design of structures performed by any seismic code is based on resisting previous natural earthquakes. Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering, 2e, develops a new framework for modeling design earthquake loads for inelas... read more

Culture, Health and Sexuality: An Introduction (Sexuality, Culture and Health)

The last twenty years have seen a growth in multi-disciplinary work in the area of sexuality, culture and health. What was once a set of specialist concerns has been steadily mainstreamed. Alongside this, a broader interest has developed in ‘social’ and 'cultural’ factors relating to sexuality and sexual health, from family planning and STI management to gender and intimate partner violence an... read more

The last twenty years have seen a growth in multi-disciplinary work in the area of sexuality, culture and health. What was once a set of specialist concerns has been steadily mainstreamed. Alongside this, a broader interest has developed in ‘social’ and 'cultural’ factors relating to sexuality and sexual health, from family planning and STI management to gender and intimate partner violence an... read more

International Relations and the European Union (New European Union Series)

International Relations and the European Union uniquely incorporates the study of the EU's world role into the wider field of International Relations. New chapters on the EU's relationships with emerging world powers, and its stance on energy and environmental policy confirm the second edition as the leading textbook on this subject. Beginning with an examination of theoretical and methodologi... read more

International Relations and the European Union uniquely incorporates the study of the EU's world role into the wider field of International Relations. New chapters on the EU's relationships with emerging world powers, and its stance on energy and environmental policy confirm the second edition as the leading textbook on this subject. Beginning with an examination of theoretical and methodologi... read more

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. * Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by ... read more

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. * Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by ... read more

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