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Nancy Rosenbaum Hofmann

Nancy R. Hofmann

Nancy holds a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of California at Davis and a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College. Nancy resides in Socorro, New Mexico. Her areas of expertise include biochemistry, molecular biology, protein targeting, and organelle biology.

ORCiD: 0000-0001-9504-1152

Jennifer M. Mach

Jennifer M. Mach

Jen earned a PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA from Williams College. Jen resides in Chicago, Illinois. Her areas of expertise include plant cell death and disease resistance, chromosome dynamics, and biofuels.

ORCiD: 000-0002-1141-6306


Kathleen L. Farquharson

Kathy holds a PhD in Plant Biology from UMass, Amherst; an MSc in Genetics from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; and a Certificate in Professional Technical Writing from the University of Washington. Kathy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

ORCiD: 000-0002-8032-0041


Rebecca Barr

Rebecca earned an MSc from the University of Michigan studying plant and yeast molecular evolution. A Brooklyn-based freelance scientific/medical editor, copy editor, and editing trainer, Rebecca was previously copy editing manager for the US Nature Research Journals (Springer Nature) and Current Protocols manuals (John Wiley) and executive editor of the online resource Best Practice of Medicine (Praxis Press).


Patrice A. Salomé

Patrice holds a PhD from Dartmouth College. He enjoys running, biking and swimming around the Los Angeles area, where he currently lives, which allows him to burn enough calories to eat lots of sweets. His areas of expertise are molecular biology, natural variation, genomics and photobiology.

ORCiD: 0000-0003-4452-9064

Jennifer A. Lockhart

Jennifer A. Lockhart

Jen earned a PhD in Botany from the University of Maryland, College Park and a BA in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Jen lives in Massachusetts. Her areas of expertise include plant development, molecular biology, plant transformation, and phytohormones.

ORCiD: 0000-0002-1394-8947

Rebecca A. Slattery

Rebecca A. Slattery

Becky earned a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her areas of expertise include ecophysiology and photosynthesis, scaling from the leaf to the ecosystem. She currently resides in northwestern Wisconsin.


Felicia Dadak

Felicia earned a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Felicia currently works as a freelance copy editor and artist and resides in Reno, Nevada. Her vast experience in science editing spans the fields of psychology, photonics, materials research, and nutrition, with a specialty in plant biology.


Michelle Woodvine

Michelle is a freelance writer and editor on a quest to never stop learning. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in plant pathology and an M.Sc. in plant anatomy and development. Michelle is an advocate for plain language and accessibility in all forms of communication.


Laura Green

Laura has a PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and many years of research and editing experience (books and research manuscripts). Laura is currently a freelance science editor and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her specialties include general plant physiology, biochemistry and metabolism, plant-microbe interactions, and stress responses.


Monica Harrington

Monica earned an MSc in Marine Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on phytoplankton ecology. She is a freelance science editor, writer and communications specialist with professional experience in scientific publishing, among other realms. She currently lives in upstate New York.


Victoria A. Hurr

Victoria holds a PhD in Crop Genetics from The John Innes Centre and a BSc (Hons.) in Biochemistry from The University of Manchester. Her areas of expertise include molecular biology, plant transformation, and abiotic stress. Victoria is a freelance science editor currently based in New Jersey.

Sara Jose

Sarah B. Jose

Sarah earned her PhD in Plant Biology at the University of Bristol and has a BSc (Hons.) in Biology from Cardiff University. Now based in Cornwall, UK, Sarah is a full-time professional science editor and writer, specializing in plant science and genetics.


Jessica Mackay

Jess earned a PhD from the University of Adelaide studying plant–microbe–soil interactions. She has a BSc in Plant Science and a BA in Geography from Monash University. She is currently a freelance science editor based in Barcelona specializing in plant ecology, crop science, and plant–microbe interactions.

Cheryl Martin

Cheryl A. Martin

Cheryl earned an MSc in Crop Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BSc in Horticulture Science from Colorado State University. In addition to editing for Plant Editors she is an Agronomic Writer. Cheryl lives in Chicago, Illinois. Her interests include plant pathology and breeding crops for improved disease and insect resistance.


Anushka O'Lochlainn

Samuel holds a PhD in Biochemistry from The University of Western Australia. His area of expertise is in structural biology. Samuel is a dean of a residential college at Curtin University. He maintains his scientific pursuits as a freelance science editor and as a research associate at the Centre for Crop and Disease Management.

Shwetha Ramanathan

Shwetha Ramanathan

Shwetha earned a PhD in Crop Science from North Carolina State University. Her research areas include applied plant physiology, crop-environment interactions, drought responses, and pesticide persistence. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, and visits India often. She enjoys freelance editing and scientific writing, and her other interests include teaching and practicing yoga, swimming, and being lazy with her cats.

Stephen E. Fick

Stephen E. Fick

Steve earned a PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Davis, and a B.S. in Biology from Wheaton College. Steve currently works for the University of Colorado, Boulder, and resides in Moab, Utah. His areas of expertise include plant community ecology, plant ecophysiology, biogeochemistry and landscape ecology.