Patricia's early career was based with the private sector in organisation and administration. The skills gathered allowed her to move into self-employment organising the smooth running of events. Opportunities then took Patricia into the academic world, European research projects and finally into publishing when she decided to enter the virtual world of peer review journal management.
Lizi Dawes Director
Lizi began her career dealing with prestige brands, giving her the drive and ambition to provide excellent experiences and a high level of customer service. This, combined with a passion for organisation and administration, lead Lizi into the academic world of peer review journals. She has now been managing peer review academic journals since 2010, managing several different journals using Scholarone and Editorial Manager. Lizi specialises in managing more intricate workflows, upgrading and updating to ensure the system works hard for all concerned.
Sadie Thrift - Journal Manager
Sadie Thrift gained a BA (Hons) English Degree in 2003 and then worked in Local Government. She decided to take a different career path and started working as a Freelance Editorial Assistant, initially alongside her full-time Planning Assistant role. She has now been working as a full-time Freelance Editorial Assistant since May 2013 dealing with all aspects of the peer review process, mainly on ScholarOne.
Sarah Hands - Journal Manager
Sarah Hands graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, she then undertook a PhD in biophysics and microbiology at the University of Nottingham and then completed 5 years postdoctoral research at the University of Southampton. Sarah is now a Freelance Editorial Assistant and has performed a variety of roles in the peer-review process for several different journals using ScholarOne and Editorial Manager.
Zoe Walker - Journal Manager
Zoe Walker graduated from the University of Leeds. She has strong customer relations and excellent interpersonal skills. In 2007, she started her position as a Freelancer Editorial Assistant. She now handles an additional two large Journals for PA EDitorial Ltd.
Emma Fitzgerald - Journal Manager
Emma graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Genetics and Masters in Environmental Science and Biosciences. She then moved into a career in research management and development in a Higher Education setting. Emma is now an experienced Research Officer and Journal Manager with 8 years’ experience of managing and coordinating research projects, services and support, as well as managing the peer review process for several national and international academic journals using the ScholarOne system.
Lizzie Phillimore-Rudd - Journal Manager
Lizzie graduated with a BA(Hons) in History from Cardiff University in 2003. She gained experience in a variety of customer service and administrative roles before beginning work as an Editorial Assistant in 2008, she then took her role freelance in 2011. Over the last ten years Lizzie has dealt with all aspects of the peer review process handling journals of various sizes, both through ScholarOne and Editorial Manager.
Caitlin Meadows - Journal Manager
Caitlin graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Classics and has held a variety of publishing and editorial management positions during her 20-year career. She has established and managed editorial and peer review workflows and has extensive experience in particular in overseeing editorial solutions for non-native English-speaking researchers. She has broad expertise across a variety of editorial workflow platforms and technologies, and most recently launched and oversaw Charlesworth Author Services before embarking on her freelance career to deploy her skills and experience more broadly.
Jasmine graduated with a BA in English from Penn State University. Since graduation, she's worked in STM publishing, managing the peer review operations of prestigious journals published by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also an advanced copy editor and has edited for clients such as Taylor and Francis and Thomson Reuters.
Stephanie Khio - Journal Manager (US Based)
Stephanie graduated with a BA in Creative Writing and Philosophy from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She began her career in journal publishing as an intern at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and later began managing peer review. She has experience processing manuscripts through every stage of the process, and is well-versed in ScholarOne Manuscripts and Cognos reporting. She joined PA Editorial in May of 2018.
Jovie Anne Kennette Francisco - Journal Manager
Jovie graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from Palawan State University. She then worked as Virtual Editorial Assistant for a large BPO company in the Philippines and gained experience in the peer review process for academic journals using ScholarOne and Editorial Manager. She started her career as Freelance Editorial Assistant in 2018.
Emma Steele - Journal Manager
Emma Steele graduated from The University of Sunderland in 2008 with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. She began her career in magazine publishing as a Features Writer and Digital Editor, before moving into scholarly publishing. Having managed several large journal portfolios using ScholarOne, EES and EVISE, Emma has worked as an Editorial Assistant, Content Editor, Managing Editor and Publisher. She is now a Freelance Writer and continues to provide freelance journal support.
Samantha Ponton - Journal Manager
Samantha graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology from the University of Glasgow. She has over 7 years experience of working within STEM publishing, including managing the day to day running of journals, the peer review process, and copyediting and proofreading research articles. In addition, she has experience in marketing, organising events, and website and social media account management.
Tara Noonan - Journal Manager
Tara Noonan graduated with a MSc in Film Studies from University of Edinburgh in 2017. She has previously worked in peer review management at a large academic publisher. Based in Edinburgh, she now works part-time at the National Library of Scotland and joined the PA Editorial team in July 2018.
Emma-Louise Smith - Copy Editor and Proofreader
Emma gained a BA Hons in English from the University of Southampton in 2002. She then went on to study for a PGCE in Primary Education. An OFSTED graded outstanding practitioner, she spent subsequent years teaching children aged 4-11. Her most recent classroom years were spent working within Senior Leadership at a Primary School in Hampshire. She is trained to Deputy Head level. Now a freelance Copy Editor and Proofreader, Emma is also a personal tutor in Maths, English and 11+ to both Primary and Secondary aged children. In addition, she reviews educational textbooks and materials for Bloomsbury Publishing.
Cathy Gould - Freelance Proofreader
Cathy graduated with an honours degree in English and Art History before qualifying as an English teacher, working with schools, businesses and academics in Italy. On returning to the UK, she entered the private school sector as head of English, progressing to Associate Headteacher of an independent co-educational day school. Cathy is also a personal tutor and assistant examiner for OCR and AQA exam boards, marking and standardising GCSEs and A Levels. As a freelance education consultant, she writes self-evaluations, action plans and compliance documents for schools preparing for inspection.
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