Meet the Editors – April

Why did you become an independent editor?

To help scientists get their papers published in great journals, learn about new and exciting science, and interact with wonderful people.

What do you like most about editing a paper?

Getting hooked by interesting science and then finding just the right way to present it so that it really shines!

What do you like least?

Shortening good text to fit length limits. And trying to come up with clever titles.

What is your top tip for writing the best paper?

Get feedback from others outside your immediate area of expertise – they will bring a broader perspective and help ensure that editors and readers will appreciate the significance of your work.

What is the most common mistake people make when writing their paper?

Not tailoring the writing to target the appropriate journal and audience.

When April is not editing, she enjoys jigsaw puzzles, fantasy novels, traveling, and playing with her puppy.