Meet Mary K. Brennan

img_1563Mary is a lifelong science editor, working both in-house and as an independent consultant and project manager for scientific institutions and researchers around the world.

As an independent consultant, she edits scientific research reports, executive summaries, statements, and critiques for the Health Effects Institute of Boston, MA, a leader in research on the human health effects of air pollution.

  • Recent topics have included statistical modeling of air pollution exposures in London, mortality risks associated with pollutant exposures in Germany and China, and special reports on traffic-related air pollution

Earlier, as the in-house managing editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, the journals of the American Thoracic Society, she:

  • Oversaw the production of two monthly peer-reviewed journals — with more than 4,000 printed pages a year and press runs of 17,000 per issue
  • Managed two offices in New York and Denver
  • Was responsible for a budget of nearly $2 million a year
  • Debuted the Association’s prestigious American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.

As an in-house editor for the New York Academy of Sciences, Mary edited and managed the publication of more than 1,700 pages a year of the Academy’s Annals. She worked with authors internationally to clarify writing, untangle technical prose, and correct spelling, grammar, syntax, and word choice.

She also wrote Vision into the Future, a book about research into visual impairment, for New York’s Lighthouse for the Blind.

Mary is a graduate of Yale.

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