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

Dr Maria Koltowska-Häggström

Medical director
Proper Medical Writing
maria.koltowska-haggstrom@propermedicalwriting.com

I have been always interested in writing, literature, publication, anything that deals with spreading a word in its “solid” form. For one reason or another, I became a medical doctor but practiced just for the first 10 years after graduation from medical university. After that I moved to the pharmaceutical industry, getting closer and closer to real-life data research and … writing peer-reviewed publications which I did for almost 15 years. Having left my permanent employment in 2013, I felt that I should do what I always had in the back of my mind, and got to the publication business. I started my own medical writing agency and since then I support authors in publishing their research.  I became an active member of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), got involved in their journal, and became associate editor of BMC Endocrine Disorders.

Here we are…

How can I contribute to the development of EASE? I have a few ideas, for example, I can

  • use my medical experience to support medical journal editors
  • enable collaboration with EMWA
  • explore possibilities of interaction with pharma industry
  • contribute to the ongoing strategic developments to make EASE position in the scientific publication world even stronger
  • plan activities to attract young editors and editors-to-be

Read her CV here