Managing Scientific Editor
Geoscience Information Stewardship
405 Natural Resources Building
615 E. Peabody Drive, MC-650
Champaign, IL 61820
M.A. English, Illinois State University
M.A. Communication, Illinois State University
Board-Certified Editor of the Life Sciences (BELS)
- Confer with staff, authors, peer reviewers, and management to organize and maintain a comprehensive production schedule that balances quality and quantity of products and services against deadlines.
- Interface and collaborate with publications and graphics peers in the Office of the Executive Director and the other four Divisions of the Prairie Research Institute.
- Attend workshops, lectures, seminars, and meetings to stay abreast of technological and industry standards and developments.
- Examine manuscripts for organization, consistency, clarity, completeness, grammatical correctness, punctuation, format, and suitability for the specified audience.
- Review and edit scientific reports, maps, posters, and other technical materials.
- Research and conduct interviews with in-house and external sources to create copy for newsletters, brochures, announcements, and other materials.
- Assist scientists in recognizing opportunities for presenting scientific research results to the public and help them explain their scientific research results to the general public and the press in both print and digital media.
- Plan, create copy, and work with graphic designers to set specifications for newsletters, promotional brochures, meeting exhibits, public events, press releases, announcements, and other materials.
- Produce or participate in production of copy for print, web, broadcast, and other media.
- Arrange how publications and other products should be distributed.
- Work with graphic designers on layouts and formats.
- Work closely with cartographic staff on map standards and formats
- Work closely with graphic designers to set specifications for new text, tables, figures, photos, large-format maps, and cross sections; as well as maintain adherence to already established formats for these items.