Candice Judith Dcosta Scientific Editor

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Address: 12 Pinebrook Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4A 1Y9, Canada
Email: [email protected] Phone: +1-647-913-9376

Scientific and medical editor and proofreader with 9 years of experience
Certified by the Board of Editors in Life Sciences (ELS)
Worked with the top journal publication house and scientific editing companies

Excellent English language skills: attention to detail and grammatical accuracy
Proofreading, editing, reviewing, and formatting skills
Familiar with style manuals: AMA (10th ed.), CMS, CSE, and APA
Fluent with Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat
Accustomed to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Good with time management, multitasking, and client communication
Great with interpersonal and written communication skills
Well acquainted with working in a team and individually, and coordinating with staff

Copyeditor, Journal of Medical Internet Research Publications, Toronto, Canada – Oct 2018 to present: In-house copyediting of medical and eHealth manuscripts for 28 sister/specialty journals to ensure they meet publication standards, Working with specialized in-house software, Author communication, Attending team meetings, Updating in-house style guides, Working in collaboration with typesetters

Scientific Editor, Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd. (Editage) – Feb 2014 to Sept 2018; Oxford Scientific Editing, UK – May 2016 to Jul 2017: Remote capacity; Substantial and advanced editing and formatting of scientific manuscripts in Medicine and Health Care

Research Internship at Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Germany – Jul 2017 to Apr 2018: Scientific Research Internship in Virology at the Junior Research Group Herpesvirus

Proofreader, Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. (Enago) – Apr to Aug 2017: Remote capacity; Proofreading and formatting scientific manuscripts

Managing Editor, Center of Excellence for Allied Health Care, Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd. – Jun 2013 to Nov 2013: Managing a team of editors and freelancers, Client/author communication, Mentoring and training editors, Quality control, Keeping abreast health care industry trends, Feedback management

Assistant Managing Editor, Center of Excellence for Allied Health Care, Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd. – Jun 2012 to May 2013: Team management, Client communication, Training junior editors, Daily allocations, Feedback management
Associate editor at Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd. – May 2011 to May 2012: Editing scientific and medical manuscripts independently, Training editors

Sub-editor at Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai – August 2010 to April 2011: Editing scientific and medical manuscripts

2018: Editor on the Editorial Board of the GGNB Times, the annual newsletter for the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB), for the 2017-2018 issue.
2014: Achieved recognition as “Customer Experience Champion” from Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd., India
2013: Completed the Harvard ManageMentor programme “New Manager Transitions”
2012: Attained ELS certification by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences

2014–2016: Master of Science in Life Sciences (Applied Medical Sciences), St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Distinction (GPA: 3.6/4.0)
2007–2010: Bachelor’s in Life Sciences and Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai Distinction (77.12%). Successfully completed Honours in Botany (GPA: A)
2007: Higher Secondary School Certificate, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai – First Class (72%)

2018: Presented a poster on “Interaction between interferon-induced transmembrane proteins and gamma-herpesviruses Kaposi’s sarcoma herpesvirus and rhesus rhadinovirus” at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Virology March 2018 (German Virology Society, Gesellschaft für Virologie).
2017: Won the competitive Junior Group Stipend from the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences, Germany
2013: Distinction in the online scientific writing course “Writing in the Sciences,” conducted by Professor Kristin Sainani, Stanford University

2018: Interview article on a booming researcher—Dr. Travis Carney—for the Research section of the GGNB Times
2016: Research article “Effect of Glucose on Sperm Motility in Danio rerio as a Model of Diabetes: A Preliminary Study” in International Journal of Advanced Research
2013: Article in the Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd. Newsletter to enlighten clients about after-sale services