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Duke Continuing Education — Scientific Writing and Editing: Since 1982, have taught a 12-hour course in scientific writing and editing aimed at scientists who need to improve their skills for writing journal articles, reports, dissertations, and other scientific documents.

Duke Continuing Education — Technical Writing Career Change Workshop: Since 1984, have taught a one-day workshop aimed at people who would like to explore technical writing as a potential career.

NIEHS — How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper: Since 1998, have taught a 12-hour course for NIEHS scientists who are starting to publish journal articles. In addition to writing skills and the parts of a scientific paper, the course covers the process of scientific publication.

Duke Continuing Education — Choosing and Using Type: Since 2001, have taught a workshop on typography for desktop publishing. Participants learn basic principles of typography and critique real-world examples.

Family Health International — Scientific Writing: Developed an intensive course to train researchers from developing countries to write up their results for publication in international scientific journals. Presented a two-week course in Research Triangle Park for visiting Asian physicians, who arrived with data and left with drafts of journal articles. Presented one-week versions of the course in Nairobi, Kenya, for staff of the National Hospital (1992) and for FHI research staff in Kenya and Ethiopia (2002).

Burroughs Wellcome Co. — Scientific Writing: For six years, presented numerous 12-hour on-site scientific writing classes for Burroughs Wellcome scientific staff, encluding the entire staff of one division.

N.C. Writers’ Network — Teacher Training: For the Network’s Center for Business and Technical Writing, evaluated applications from prospective teachers of business and technical writing. Developed and taught a 20-hour teacher training course, which was presented in the state’s Triangle and Triad areas.

Research Triangle Institute — Technical Editing Workshop: Developed and presented a workshop for RTI editors, covering advanced editing skills and standards, editing project management, and author-editor relations.

Tutoring: Have worked individually with scientists and physicians, including non-native English speakers, to improve their skills for writing journal articles, abstracts, and grant proposals.

Evaluation of Writing Tests: Served as the external evaluator of scientific writing tests given to prospective employees by the Burroughs Wellcome Human Resources Department.

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