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Helen Pickersgill

Helen Pickersgill

Former editor at Science, Science Translational Medicine, Developmental Cell. 

Meet Helen

Angela Andersen

Angela Andersen

Former editor at Cell.

Meet Angela

Guy Riddihough

Guy Riddihough

Former editor at Science, PNAS, Nature Structural Biology, Nature.

Meet Guy

Katrina Woolcock

Katrina Woolcock

Former editor at Nature Structure and Molecular Biology.

Meet Katy

Christina (Kiki) Lilliehook

Christina (Kiki) Lilliehook

Former editor at Cell Stem Cell.

Meet Kiki

Milka Kostic

Milka Kostic

Former editor at Cell Chemical Biology and Structure.

Meet Milka

Cindy Lu

Cindy Lu

Former editor at Cell.

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Li-Kuo Su Ph.D.

Li-Kuo Su Ph.D.

Former Editor-in-Chief Cancer Cell.

Meet Li-Kuo

Carol Featherstone Ph.D.

Carol Featherstone Ph.D.

Founding editor of Trends in Cell Biology.

Meet Carol

Sabbi Lall, Ph.D.

Sabbi Lall, Ph.D.

Former editor at Nature Structural Molecular Biology and Editor-In-Chief of Cell Reports.

Meet Sabbi

Marie Bao, Ph.D.

Marie Bao, Ph.D.

Former editor at Cell‘s Leading Edge (reviews) and Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Cell.

Meet Marie

Stacie Dodgson, Ph.D.

Stacie Dodgson, Ph.D.

Former editor at Cell.

Meet Stacie

April Pawluk Ph.D.

April Pawluk Ph.D.

Former journal editor at Cell, Molecular Cell and Cell Reports.

Meet April

How can we help you?

Life Science Editors improves scientific communication and empowers the scientist in everyone – everywhere. One of our initiatives is to help scientists succeed by strengthening their writing. What makes us different?

  • We are the only team of editors that has worked for the top journals. Having handled hundreds of manuscripts through peer review, we know what journal editors and reviewers are looking for.  
  • We do not outsource. We communicate directly with you. 
  • We have published in the top journals – we understand your science.
  • We  have edited hundreds of manuscripts and grant proposals. We maximize the impact of your submissions, and ensure that they address all the criteria evaluated by reviewers. In both cases, these include why your findings are significant and innovative.
  • Our input will increase your chances of publishing and funding by preempting reviewers’ concerns and ensuring that your presentation is clear and convincing.

Testimonials

Guy Riddihough was an outstanding editor at Science Magazine. Now, all of his experience is with Life Science Editors. I had an enormously positive experience with Guy in completing our last manuscript for submission. I will be back.

Angela made the impossible possible. Thanks to her knowledge and effective communication skills, she helped us put together an R01 submission within a month of the deadline. This grant has also been funded at first submission. This experience convinced me that a team approach with Angela is the way forward in submitting grants!

Helen, you were so phenomenal as an editor for the journals, … now we get to work more closely and that is priceless.