Miriam King

Miriam King – Editor

I have a passion for effective communication in science, health, and nonfiction. Editor in the Life Sciences (BELS), RN, published writer.

Overview

Through my recent position as a senior editor of a leading academic research institution, I have experience editing persuasive, high-stakes grant proposals and technical research manuscripts for peer-reviewed biomedical journals, as well as patient education materials and website content for lay audiences. My background includes writing and editing fiction and nonfiction for children, teaching writing skills to community college students and non-native speakers of English, and serving diverse patient populations as a critical care nurse. These experiences have given me the ability to make complex topics clear, accessible, and compelling for distinct audiences.

Good communication is important for the success of any project. Although email works well in most instances, sometimes nothing replaces a well-timed phone discussion or Zoom session, depending on project needs and client preferences. Once I understand your project goals and audience, I will address the "big picture" aspects of content and organization first. Then I will look at how paragraphs, sentences, and words fit together to create style, voice, and impact for your target audience while maintaining technical accuracy. A final reading polishes grammar, punctuation, and any necessary formatting. I use the MS Word Track Changes feature throughout the editing process so that writers can easily see the changes and maintain control over the final product.

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"Miriam is a quick study, a meticulous researcher and a thoroughly professional assistant. I recommend her without reservation." Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning THE MAKING OF THE ATOMIC BOMB (Simon & Schuster, 1986)

"Thanks for the amazing support from the [Research] Core. In particular, Miriam was very instrumental to proofread and improve our application." Bijan Najafi, PhD, Director of Clinical Research, Baylor College of Medicine, after receiving a major National Science Foundation funding award.

"I believe that no one can meet your quality of editing." Hyun-Sung Lee, MD, PhD, Director of the Systems Onco-Immunology Lab, Baylor College of Medicine.


Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Inspirational Life Sciences Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Nature
Fiction
Picture Books
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • "52 Great Reads" list of the 2010 National Book Festival, Washington, DC
Certifications
  • Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS)
  • TESOL
  • Registered Nurse

Work experience

Self-employed

Mar, 2021 — Present

Baylor College of Medicine

Dec, 2018 — Mar, 2021 (about 2 years)

As senior editor for a nationally recognized research institution, I have edited and written documents for biomedical proposals submitted to the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and private foundations. Through these proposals, our department brought in over $10 million dollars in extramural funding last year. I also help faculty with editing and formatting biomedical research papers for journal submissions. I especially enjoy helping non-native English speakers polish their work.

Lone Star College

Sep, 2016 — Dec, 2018 (about 2 years)

Tutored community college students in the Lone Star College Writing Center on a variety of writing projects. I also taught grammar and academic writing classes for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students.

Self-employed

Sep, 2010 — Jan, 2016 (over 5 years)

Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone can be taught to tell it! I developed creative writing workshops for elementary children in public and private schools and found that my young students had as much to teach me about creativity and imagination as I had to teach them.

Miriam has 5 reviews

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Tim F.

Tim F.

Dec, 2022

Working with Miriam was a joy from start to finish. This was a difficult project, very technical and disorganized since it was my first book effort, and Miriam straightened it out patiently and professionally. I feel ready to move to publication now, though I was a million miles away from that when we started.
Miriam K.
Writing a survey for the highly technical field of quantitative imaging is no small accomplishment. Tim, an expert in the field of microscopy, is able to articulate complex information and concepts...
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Katrin V.

Katrin V.

Mar, 2022

I would never have made it through this project without Miriam's expertise, insight, reliability and kindness. She was an invaluable thought partner and advisor, and her input made my book so much better than it would have been without her. She is also just a lovely person and a pleasure to work with. I will miss interacting with her and would hire her again without hesitation if the opportunit...
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Thomas F.

Thomas F.

Sep, 2021

Miriam went above and beyond on editing my book project. She was very professional, on time and has great insight in working with technical projects and making them readable. She is a great communicator and was always quick to reply to questions. I was very fortunate to have found her on Reedsy, and she was the perfect fit for my book and helped tremendously to clean up and hone the text. I rec...
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Benny S.

Benny S.

Jun, 2021

It's a pleasure to work with Miriam. Fast turnaround, quality work, and a nice personal and professional approach. Highly recommended.
s D.

s D.

May, 2021

Miriam did a thorough assessment, resulting in helpful feedback.

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