Ellie Lin    Making your communication clear, concise, and confident

Ellie Lin, MS, ELS

Making your communication clear, concise, and confident


I founded Lin Life Science on the belief that clear medical communication is essential to improving patient outcomes: better research for better lives. I help clients produce manuscripts and communications that are clear and concise, grammatically correct, and consistent with the industry’s leading practices in structure and style. As a published researcher, I have the proven ability to understand complex subject matter. I approach each project with a passion for communicating ideas effectively. Previous clients have described me as meticulous, collaborative, responsive, and insightful. I provide a personalized editing experience guaranteed to meet the highest standards in the medical, pharmaceutical, and allied health fields.

My recent projects involved clinical research, oncology, immunology, endocrinology, dermatology, rheumatology, urology, infectious disease, reproductive medicine, disaster medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacology, toxicology, nanotechnology, microbiology, tissue engineering, chemical engineering, and biotechnology. I also coordinate the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association and sit on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association.

Education: MS, environmental microbiology, University of California Riverside; BA, journalism, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Board of Editors in the Life Sciences Certification; American Medical Writers Association Essential Skills Certificate.

Skills and Services:

  • AMA style

  • copy editing

  • substantive editing

  • fact checking

  • layout review

  • research manuscripts

  • clinical trial reports

  • proposals

  • abstracts

  • slide decks

  • monographs

  • white papers

  • educational content

  • digital content

  • promotional materials

Ellie has been providing copyediting services to CUP for over a year. She is easy to work with and is very conscientious about maintaining journals’ editorial styles.
— Lauren Marra, Cambridge University Press
Ellie did an excellent job editing. Not only did she make my paper more concise, but she asked thoughtful questions with her editing to help insure that I was effectively getting my ideas across. She was easy and pleasant to work with and completed her edits in a timely manner. I will certainly work with her again and strongly recommend her for anyone needing high quality editing for a STEM research paper.
— Susan Scott, University of Massachusetts Amherst
I have worked with Ellie for writing research proposals. She is a talented and professional editor; understands a core idea, arranges information to focus and support the central message, and rephrases languages simply and accurately. Indeed, I believe Ellie carries a passion for biomedical science and research. She is an excellent partner during grant writing seasons.
— Jungwoo Lee, University of Massachusetts Amherst
I have worked with Ellie on a paper and a major resarch grant proposal. Ellie did excellent work and was very professional. She also wrote helpful comments and her advice on the submission guidelines was precise. I was very pleased with the results. I recommend to other researchers to work with Ellie.
— Rajib Mallick, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ellie is a wonderful scientific editor who coached me to improve my writing skills. I have learned many lessons about scientific writing, and I recommend Ellie to all of my friends. Something that impressed me a lot was Ellie’s motivation and effort to learn about different scientific topics. She constantly attends scientific presentations and events and therefore she is very knowledgeable about different areas in science and engineering. She always spends time to make sure that she understands the basics of your research before she offers editing on your paper.
— Elaheh Kamaloo, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ellie’s changes to my biology education manuscript really helped get my message across to the reader more clearly. I enjoyed working with her and recommend her to anyone interested in working with an editor.
— Ally Hunter, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ellie Lin’s breadth of experience with complicated editing and her meticulous approach were simply outstanding. I would highly recommend Ellie Lin’s editing services.
— Maryan Amaral, Independent author
I am very impressed with Ellie’s thorough editing and the quality of her work. Specifically, her background in environmental science allows her to understand general scientific concept of my research and provide comments about logic flow from a native English speaker’s perspective. I got help from her more than just English editing. I will for sure work with her again in the future and strongly recommend her to all STEM researchers.
— Y. C. Ethan Yang, University of Massachusetts Amherst