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About Me

My name is Jim Hesson. I run Academic English Solutions. I am a freelance writer and copyeditor. I primarily revise scientific and medical manuscripts, including regulatory documents and FDA submissions, scientific journal articles, academic monographs (books), PhD dissertations, and NIH grant proposals. I have revised over 1,900 research papers published in various peer-reviewed journals. I am available for short-term jobs or long-term contractual work. To read more about my editing service, check out my FAQs page.  


My certifications and credentials:
I am a certified Editor of the Life Sciences (ELS) granted by the Board of Editors of the Life Sciences, 
BELS. I have earned a medical writing certificate from the Medical Writing Certificate Program  at the University of California San Diego, with a capstone project in Journal Article and Publication Development. Completing this program included 270 hours of coursework in the following classes:

  • The Drug Development Process 

  • Understanding Oncology

  • Designing Figures, Tables, & Graphs 

  • Citations and Reference Methods for Medical 

  • Communicating Real World Evidence

  • Medical Terminology: An Anatomy and Physiology Approach

  • Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) 

  • Practical Clinical Statistics for the Non-Statistician 

  • Grammar Lab 

  • Introduction to Medical Writing and Editing 

  • The Spectrum of Medical Writing and Editing 

  • Applied Medical Writing and Editing 

  • Ethics for Medical Writers 

  • Capstone in Journal Article and Publication Development

I have earned the American Medical Writers Association's Essential Skills 

certificates for medical writers. 


I have earned a certificate of Copyediting from the University of California at San Diego.


Link to my guidebook, English for Research: A Handbook for Brazilian Authors

I am a member of the following professional organizations: 

The American Medical Writers Association  


Editorial Freelancers Association


San Diego Science Writers Association


Board of Editors in the Life Sciences

ACES: The Society of Editing

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Contact me for a free quote or if you have any questions about my editing service:


You can also connect with me on LinkedIn so we can easily stay in touch:


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