Amanda Hindle, who previously worked as a production editor at Development Journal in Cambridge, UK, joined the Edanz Fukuoka Office.
2003 BSc Biology (Ecology)
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Amanda Hindle graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2003 with a degree in Ecology, specializing in aquatic and environmental toxicology. During her studies, she designed and published research on the use of CO2 aeration to control pH in wastewater effluent toxicity tests and conducted experiments on stream choice in salmonids after exposure to carbofuran pesticide.
After graduating, Amanda went on to work for Health Canada at the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, where she performed risk assessments re-evaluating the human health toxicity of currently registered pesticides via various routes of exposure. During this period, Amanda became interested in public science communication and supplemented her background with studies in editing and public health.
This expanded background led to a position as a Medical Writer and Editor with the Therapeutic Products Directorate at Health Canada, where Amanda contributed to the development and implementation of Summary Basis of Decision documents, which outline to the public the basis of new drug and medical device approvals in Canada. Here she gained experience in communicating complex technical information to a public audience, as well as project management and project evaluation. Fluent in French, Amanda also verified translations, where, combined with working with non-native English scientists on a regular basis, her language talents were put to considerable use.
An avid traveler, Amanda took the opportunity to live overseas for two years, moving to the UK and taking a position as a Production Editor with Development in Cambridge. This role encompassed all areas of post-acceptance editing and journal production, including copyediting, proof corrections, layout and issue makeup. Amanda continued her work with Development and also the Journal of Cell Science as a freelance editor before starting work at Edanz in May 2011.
Amanda is based in Edanz’s Fukuoka, Japan office in the role of Senior Language Editor and Project Manger. In addition to editing, she manages a team of freelance editors, coordinates writing and Focus Services projects and contributes to the development of new presentations and editor/author training materials.
Aeration with CO2-Supplemented Air as a Method to Control pH Drift in Toxicity Tests with Effluents from Wastewater Treatment Plants. Elphick, J.R. et al. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24(9): 2222-2225
Notice of Decision and Summary Basis of Decision documents, Health Canada