About Thressa Smith, PhD

I earned a copyediting certificate from the University of California, San Diego, after more than 15 years at the bench conducting primary research in neuroscience, pharmacology, drug addiction, and drug discovery.

 I have a BS in physiology and a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology. As a freelance medical and science editor for individuals and organizations worldwide, including the JAMA Network journals, I have helped hundreds of professors, physicians, postdoctoral fellows, nurses, and graduate students publish their research in high-impact English-language journals. 

I am an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Coastal Women’s Forum I can also be found on LinkedIn and Facebook.

What my clients are saying

Thank you, Dr. Smith, for your help with my writing. You did an outstanding job! I am very pleased and enjoyed working with you.—Dr. Gongliang Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow at Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, Florida.

You have the keen ability to determine what I meant in places and how I might have better said what I meant.—Dr. Amy Green, Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

I have certainly enjoyed working with you in the past on science that we did together. Your writing skills are superb.—Dr. Cheryl Watson, Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Thank you for your hard work on this manuscript. This was another fantastic edit!  Normally, I would take the time to offer you suggestions on how to improve your future edits. However, I was unable to locate any fault in your work on this edit. You did an outstanding job, and you properly addressed your concerns through comments. You also did a great job focusing on the use of articles as well as diction and phrasing. I look forward to working with you in the future.—Managing Editor at an American editing company.

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