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  Howard M. Fried, PhD, ELS





For 40+ years, I have been a research scientist concentrating in the fields of biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology. As a professional scientist, I have enjoyed both the freedom to pursue my curiosity and the challenge of designing experiments. However, as Edwin Boring remarked, "Doing an experiment is not more important than writing." Indeed, writing is a form of experimentation. We must constantly redesign our experiments because most of them do not yield answers, and we must repeatedly revise our writing to convey with increasing effectiveness our ideas and findings.

Despite the struggle to write effectively, which even the most successful writers acknowledge, I have equally enjoyed the challenge of scientific writing and the rewards that come from fruitful communication. Likewise, for my entire career, I have been a teacher, invested with the same responsibility to connect with others as one has in publication.

I have written, reviewed, and edited countless manuscripts, review articles, grant proposals, dissertations, and many other types of documents in the experimental and medical sciences. For six years, I served as Editor for my Department, helping colleagues to prepare and improve manuscripts and grant proposals. For 20 years, I performed copyediting for a publishing company, and I was briefly a Contract Editor with a professional scientific editing company. I have extensive experience editing for authors who are not native English speakers. I am also adept at translating scientific concepts and information into language easily understandable by non-scientists.
In 2015, I became a Certified Editor and Member



Summary of Research Appointments:


Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry, Cornell University


Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Faculty Member, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Guest Scientist, Center for Molecular Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany 
2000 Guest Scientist, Institute of Biochemistry, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Please contact me if you have questions or would like additional information.

See also www.linkedin.com/in/Write4You