The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experiences in science communication and editing.

EASE Council nominee

Nominated for ordinary Council member

Mrs Clarinda Cerejo

Vice President, Content & Community, Cactus (India)
Editage/Cactus Communications
clarindac@cactusglobal.com

I’m delighted to have been nominated to serve on EASE Council.

I’ve worked closely with authors and editors for over 14 years, starting out as an academic editor for biomedical research manuscripts; moving on to training new editors and conducting quality checks on edited manuscripts; and eventually serving as Editor-in-Chief of Editage Insights, a global learning and discussion platform for researchers, which I helped build from the ground up in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

I’ve been a member of EASE for over 7 years. The first EASE conference I attended in 2014 shaped my first impression of EASE as a warm, welcoming, close-knit community of passionate scholarly publishing professionals who were out to do great things. Over time, I’ve only grown fonder of EASE and more appreciative of its mission to improve global standards of science editing and serve an underrepresented community of science editors. I’ve very much enjoyed and benefitted from EASE resources over the years, and I’ve tried to give back in small ways by presenting at EASE conferences, proofreading pieces for European Science Editing, and participating in listserv discussions.

Should I be elected to Council, I’d be more than happy to dedicate the time and effort required to contribute substantially to EASE meetings, forums, and outreach and training activities. Because of my Indian origin and my extensive work with researchers and publishing professionals in China, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and India, I believe that I would be able to bring unique perspectives and strategic inputs to EASE Council discussions. It would really mean a lot to me to have the opportunity to use my expertise with content creation, publishing, and training to further EASE’s mission.

I hope you will give me this opportunity.

Career summary

Clarinda Cerejo is Senior Director, Thought Leadership, at Cactus Communications, in Mumbai, India, aiming to deliver content that brings about positive changes in the research culture and the way research is communicated and consumed globally, both in academia and the Life Sciences/Pharma industry. She has worked closely with authors and editors for over 14 years, starting as an academic editor for biomedical research manuscripts; moving on to training new editors and conducting quality checks on edited manuscripts; and eventually serving as Editor-in-Chief of Editage Insights, a global learning and discussion platform for researchers, which she helped build from the ground up in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The platform provides high-quality content on a range of topics related to academic publishing and researcher success, from manuscript preparation and the publication process, to hot topics in the global scholarly publishing industry, such as publication ethics, peer review, and open access.

Clarinda’s mission is to improve the research culture and the way scientific research is published and shared globally. She has led various content and research projects, resulting in 10 journal/book publications, including a survey on publication-related challenges researchers face that was covered in Nature and well-received at several international conferences on scholarly publishing. Clarinda has been an active member of EASE for over 7 years, presenting at EASE conferences, proofreading pieces for European Science Editing, and participating in listserv discussions.

Read her CV here