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Professional Development

With a firm belief that continuing professional development is key to producing high-quality work, Lori has extensively pursued educational opportunities to expand her scientific knowledge base, enhance her writing and editing skills, and explore new avenues. The following list represents the breadth of areas in which she has completed coursework.

Certification as Editor in the Life Sciences, Board of Editor in the Life Sciences (BELS)

Multidisciplinary Core Curriculum Certificate, American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)


AMWA Core Curriculum Workshops

Essentials of Copyediting

Sentence Structure and Patterns

Punctuation for Clarity and Style

Effective Paragraphing

English Usage and Abusage

Writing Effective Test Questions

Writing and Copyediting the Multimedia Project

Medical Journalism: From Finding a Topic to Polishing the Piece

Writing and Designing Materials for Patient Education

Improving Comprehension: Theories and Research Findings

Tables and Graphs (Editorial Approach)

Statistics for Medical Writers and Editors

Basics of Epidemiology for Medical Communicators

Basics of Molecular Biology


AMWA Advanced Curriculum Workshops

Advanced Writing

Matching Syntax to Rhetorical Intent

Flawed Word Usage: Taxonomy and Revision

Risks and Ratios


Semester-Long Courses

Advanced Copyediting

Publications Marketing