A freelance editor and proofreader, I have experience in editing post-doctoral level books through to primary school science via research reports, academic journal contributions and dissertations. Coupled with a background in environmental consultancy, I provide clients with the technical knowledge necessary for work in a wide variety of subject areas including science and maths.
Deborah also acts as the Clerk to Governors for three schools and the Board of Directors of a Multi-Academy Company and has achieved a nationally recognised qualification “The Accredited Clerk” with merit.
• Development edit of GCSE materials for online support resources (Physics, Biology and Chemistry): internationally renowned educational publisher
• Development edit on Primary Science materials for Abu Dhabi Education Council: Harper Collins
• Development edit on new Primary Science Curriculum materials: Harper Collins “Snap Science” series
• Language editing for Health, Technology and Society series book: S Bateman, Inquiring into Human Enhancement (12 chapters plus tables)
• Proofread of FE prospectus: North Tyneside Council, Adult Learning Alliance
• Language editing for biomaterials book: K Mallick, Bone substitute materials (12 chapters plus figures and tables)
• Language editing for Electronic materials and technology book: O Kononchuk and B Nguyen, Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology: Manufacture and applications (14 chapters plus figures and tables)
• Copy-edited brochure and website copy for Literary Festival
• Edited journal article: Changes in professionalism: an example of the development of a chef (50pp)
Spent five years in Higher Education sector, ultimately managing a research group within Warwick Business School. Editing and proofreading of research reports & articles; journal contributions & exposure to peer-review process.
Extensive experience gained during eight years in environmental consultancy in the UK and overseas: writing, editing and proofreading reports on: environmental & occupational noise, vibration, EIA, air & water quality, contaminated land, landfill monitoring. Desk study work (e.g. acquisition audits). Auditing experience: ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
Silk is increasingly being used as a biomaterial for tissue engineering applications, as well as sutures, due to its unique mechanical and chemical properties. Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine discusses the properties of silk that make it useful for medical purposes and its applications in this area. Part one introduces silk biomaterials, discussing their fund... read more
Smart polymers are polymers that respond to different stimuli or changes in the environment. Smart Polymers and their Applications reviews the types, synthesis, properties, and applications of smart polymers. Chapters in part one focus on types of polymers, including temperature-, pH-, photo-, and enzyme-responsive polymers. Shape memory polymers, smart polymer hydrogels, and self-healing poly... read more
Computational Modelling of Biomechanics and Biotribology in the Musculoskeletal System reviews how a wide range of materials are modelled and how this modelling is applied. Computational modelling is increasingly important in the design and manufacture of biomedical materials, as it makes it possible to predict certain implant-tissue reactions, degradation, and wear, and allows more accurate t... read more
Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive review of established and emerging rapid prototyping technologies (such as bioprinting) for medical applications. Rapid prototyping, also known as layer manufacturing, additive manufacturing, solid freeform fabrication, or 3D printing, can be used to create complex structures and devices for medical applica... read more
The development and deployment of membrane technologies continues to advance thanks to innovative materials and novel engineering approaches. Membranes for clean and renewable power applications introduces the principles and concepts of membrane technology and explores the use of this technology in clean energy applications.Chapters in part one introduce the utilization of membrane technology ... read more
Optical coatings, including mirrors, anti-reflection coatings, beam splitters, and filters, are an integral part of most modern optical systems. Optical thin films and coatings provides an overview of thin film materials, the properties, design and manufacture of optical coatings and their use across a variety of application areas.Part one explores the design and manufacture of optical coating... read more
Nanomaterial technologies can be used to fabricate high-performance biomaterials with tailored physical, chemical, and biological properties. They are therefore an area of interest for emerging biomedical technologies such as scaffolding, tissue regeneration, and controlled drug delivery. Nanomaterials in tissue engineering explores the fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials and the use of ... read more
Given its importance to consumer safety, fire resistant textiles are one of the fastest growing sectors in industrial textiles. Handbook of fire resistant textiles provides a comprehensive review of the considerable advances that have occurred in the field of fire resistant textiles in recent years. It draws together scientific and technical expertise from around the world to produce an import... read more
Light water reactors (LWRs) are the predominant class of nuclear power reactors in operation today; however, ageing and degradation can influence both their performance and lifetime. Knowledge of these factors is therefore critical to safe, continuous operation. Materials ageing and degradation in light water reactors provides a comprehensive guide to prevalent deterioration mechanisms, and th... read more
Magnesium (Mg) alloys are receiving increasing attention due to their abundance, light weight, castability, formability, mechanical properties and corrosion performance. By selecting the appropriate combination of materials, coatings and surface modifications, their corrosion resistance can be greatly enhanced. Corrosion prevention of magnesium alloys is a comprehensive guide to the effective ... read more
Implantable sensor systems offer great potential for enhanced medical care and improved quality of life, consequently leading to major investment in this exciting field. Implantable sensor systems for medical applications provides a wide-ranging overview of the core technologies, key challenges and main issues related to the development and use of these devices in a diverse range of medical ap... read more
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I'm a full-time professional freelance copy-editor and proofreader, an advanced member of SfEP. I specialise in STEM works.
Award-winning science writer, editor, and publishing consultant for high-profile media. Also produce videos, podcasts, and presentations.