Welcome to Perfecting Papers!
My name is Celeste Brennecka, and I specialize in editing projects within the biomedical sciences, life sciences, and other STEM fields.
Scientific editing is a skill I've been practicing for many years, professionally since 2012. I have a PhD in biomedical engineering coupled with excellent editorial skills. I consult a number of style guides and writing handbooks to make sure that I provide top-quality editing. In addition, I earned a certificate in Medical Writing and Editing from the University of Chicago in 2015. Click on the Resume and LinkedIn icons for more details.
I have edited >600 manuscripts authored by international scientists, as well as many grant proposals and book chapters.
These manuscripts have appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), to name a few.
I have published my own scientific research in peer-reviewed journals. I am familiar with navigating the publication process and can help you avoid its pitfalls.
Benefits of working together
Quality: You will never have to wonder about the quality of editing you receive. Before you hire me, I will edit a sample of your project for free so that you can determine if my editing style works for you. Furthermore, I never outsource my services. I take pride in my editing, and I will work with you to make sure your project gets the treatment it needs.
Direct communication: I foster strong relationships with my clients, which rely on frequent and open communication. Unlike large, impersonal editing agencies that do not allow direct communication with editors, I welcome e-mails, phone calls, and Zoom meetings with clients. I want you to get the most out of my editing services, and that means being able to ask a question and receive an answer whenever one comes up.
Personal connection: I understand how important it is for scientists to publish their research. I also understand that speaking English as a second language may hinder the publication of excellent scientific findings. My aim is to help remove English-language barriers while preserving the scientific integrity of your message. When you decide to work with me, you will find that I am more than an editor. I want your project to shine, and I will make every effort to achieve that goal.
“Dr. Celeste takes personal interest in your manuscript and works with your project like her own project. She looks every angle of the manuscript to make it a high quality article. She pays very keen attention on every word and component of your manuscript. She works with author. She provides editorial comments, encourages the author, and indirectly enables author with scientific writing. I have taken her services for an article and that paper got published in a very reputable, peer reviewed journal even without alerting a single word. I feel lucky that I came in touch with her. I want to highly recommend her services for the authors those want to publish their research in reputable, peer reviewed scientific journals.” – Ram Lakhan, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Health Sciences, Jackson State University
“I am PhD student from Wildlife Institute of India and my research area was focused on alpine small mammal ecology in Himalaya. Being non native English speaker, I often make mistakes in punctuation, grammar and use of words which reduce the readability of my scientific manuscripts. Recently, Dr. Brennecka helped me to improve the language of a manuscript. She not only corrected the grammatical and other writing mistakes with detailed explanations but also provided technical comments to improve the transparency of the methodology and comprehensiveness of the discussions section. I got back my corrected manuscript within a week period. I do consider Dr. Brennecka as excellent subject and language editor and it was really a wonderful experience to work with her.” – Sabuj Bhattacharyya, Wildlife Institute of India
“Celeste edited my first ever article but the professional effect she has had on it has even encouraged me to write more scientific paper. I was more impressed by her understanding of the context of my research and her suggestions of the vocabularies that fits in just perfectly. I went ahead and presented the paper for publication and for a young researcher, receiving my first article with minimal corrections from a peer review was quite inspiring. I strongly recommend her because of her effectiveness in paper editing." – Salawu Omobayo Adio, Centre for Water and Environment Development, Nigeria
“The substantial editing done by Dr. Brennecka helped my manuscript for getting published in its concise form. She is detailed oriented and very professional. And she could improve the manuscript on a very short notice. That’s very impressive!” – Shridhar Jawak, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, India