Scientific Editing Services
For Faculty Grant Applications Submitted to Federal Agencies
RACE Scientific Writer Biography
Deborah L. Roussell, PhD, is the Scientific Writer in the Research Administration Center of Excellence. Her extensive scientific writing experience includes manuscripts, proposals, grants, patents, and reviews. Deb joins Jefferson from Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she led Oncology Drug Discovery teams for 18 years. Prior to that, she completed her PhD at Purdue University and postdoc training at University of Missouri School of Medicine.
Dr. Roussell’s office is located in Jefferson Alumni Hall, JAH M-41A. She hosts Open Office Hours on Tuesdays from 1 – 2 pm; she may also be reached by phone 215-503-5284 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Editorial Services Available:
To Jefferson faculty – all campuses, all colleges, and all departments at no cost to faculty
For grant applications to federal agencies only – including NIH, DOD, NSF, CDC, NASA, ED, DOE, HHS, USDA, DHS, EPA, NEA, etc.
In a simple, streamlined process – no forms; simply e-mail document(s) directly to Deb
On a first-come, first-served basis – grant applications enter a queue upon receipt; the length of the queue any given day is highly variable
Turn-around-time: within 5-8 days (usually much less) and dependent on length of the queue, type of application, and the application itself
Grant Editorial Services Include:
Review of the scientific components of grant applications: Introduction, Abstract, Narrative, Specific Aims, Research Strategy, BioSketch
Basic copy-editing and proofreading: Language, grammar, syntax, typos, cut/paste errors
Substantive Editing: Suggestions for edits and revisions to enhance:
- Style and Formatting
optimal presentation format
consistent application of style convention
- Organizational Flow
sentence, paragraph, section, document
clear – premise, aims, and strategy
concise – prose, descriptions and plans
compelling – logic, goals, and potential impact
For more information: Scientific Writer Service Level Agreement
(Requires a Jefferson campus key to access materials.)
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Additional Writing Services
For a scientific review of grant applications contact the Internal Grant Mentoring Program, developed by JCoR and co-directed by Professors Raymond Penn, PhD and Sue Menko, PhD.
For editorial assistance with manuscript preparation, contact the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication (OPWPC) in the Academic Commons.
For editorial assistance with grant applications to foundations, non-profit organizations and institutions, contact the Institutional Advancement team. OIAGrants@Jefferson.edu
For promotion of your work to broader audiences, including the trade press and general public, contact Edyta Zielinski, Media Relations (preferably upon journal acceptance).