Hope J. Lafferty, AM, ELS As a board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences, Hope has more than 20 years' experience as a science editor. In the mid-1990s, Hope served as marketing director for one of the first Internet broadcasters in Austin, Texas. From there, she worked for many years as a technical writer at the Department of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where she developed a style guide for standards and practices in the process industry. She then worked as an editorial manager at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in the Departments of Urology and Medicine. In 2009, Hope started her own consultancy, where she works with scientist-writers in the pharmaceutical industry and in academic environments. Hope has led seminars at the annual conferences of the Council of Science Editors and the American Medical Writers Association, as well as at the University of Houston, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.