Thursday, September 27, 2007

Scientific Editing in the Internet Era: A Business Opportunity

The Southwest Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association invites anyone involved in scientific or medical publications—including scientists, doctors, writers, and editors—to attend a talk on the emerging industry of virtual scientific editing.

Dr. Susan Marriott, professor of molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, and Walter Bigford, information systems expert in Houston, will describe the advantages and pitfalls of virtual editing and how they set up and operate their scientific editing and proofreading site Bioscience Writers (

The event will take place Monday, October 29, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shanghai River Restaurant (2407 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098). The cost, which includes dinner, will be $16 for AMWA members and $19 for nonmembers and will be collected at the door on the day of the event. To register for this event, please RSVP to Ruth SoRelle at by Thursday, October 25.

For more information on this event, please contact Ruth SoRelle or visit the chapter website at