Dr Joanna Young received her BSc (microbiology), MSc (informatics) and PhD (in neuroscience & informatics) from the University of Edinburgh prior to completing a three-year postdoctoral position there. During this time she published several papers, worked with two spin out companies and regularly presented her work at international conferences. Joanna set up her company, The Scientific Editing Company, in 2010 and now works with researchers from all over the world. The company delivers training workshops on research communication, careers and academic publishing, in addition to offering publishing services to researchers.
Joanna also organises the annual ReCon-Event Conference in Edinburgh, which focuses on scholarly communication (www.reconevent.com).