July 2, 2014
Melanie Hanvey obtained a BSc in Chemistry from Imperial College London, a Diploma in Science Communication from Birkbeck University and a MSc in Oceanography from the University of Southampton. She was the onboard research coordinator for a global voyage of M/V Oceanic II, during which she was involved in research that led to the co-authorship of manuscripts published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals. She went on to work as a copy editor for the Nature Publishing Group for nearly 4 years, working across all of the Nature Physical Science Research Journals titles, including the launch of a new title. She is now a freelance science copy editor and proofreader, specialising in providing scientific editing services for authors whose first language is not English. Her areas of expertise include earth and environmental sciences (particularly geoscience, oceanography, marine ecology and climate change), chemistry, nanotechnology and materials science. Melanie is an Associate of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.