About Melissa L. Bogen, ELS

The extensive freelance medical editing experience you need to ensure your multimedia scientific and medical communications are accurate and consistent


  • Wellesley College, BA in Psychobiology
  • Full-time freelance editor since 1997
  • Board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences since 2001
  • American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) member since 2000
    • Composition and Publication certificate, 2014
    • Advanced Curriculum, 2008
    • Core Curriculum, Editing/Writing, 2003


  • Editing
  • Copy editing
  • Fact checking
  • Annotating
  • Proofreading
  • Style sheet development
  • Reference verification


  • Experience working in a wide range  of therapeutic areas
  • Exceptional decision-making and problem-solving capabilities
  • Talent for juggling multiple projects with shifting priorities
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment and independently to keep projects on deadline and budget 
  • Smart, flexible, and easy to work with


  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Adobe Acrobat 
  • InDesign Copy
  • Ziflow
  • ProofHQ
  • Veeva Vault

In-Depth Knowledge

  • AMA style guidelines
  • FDA regulatory guidelines
  • International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations
  • Good Publication Practice (GPP) guidelines
  • Editorial production processes