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.

Sylwia Ufnalska


freelancer, EASE Council member

Job title

science editor, science translator, linguistic consultant


Sylwia Ufnalska graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and majored in both Biology (MSc, 1993) and English Studies (MA, 1996). She also studied at Trinity College, Dublin (Botany, 1990-1991) and Central European University in Budapest (Environmental Sciences and Policy, 1994). She has worked as a freelance translator and editor of biomedical texts for about 20 years, and writes articles on scientific translation and communication.

In 2009 Sylwia became a member of EASE Council and started to edit EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles. Her initiative has proved to be successful, as the latest edition of the guidelines is available in more than 20 languages. Sylwia was also a member of the Anniversary Committee in 2012 and co-authored Golden rules for scholarly journal editors in 2014. In 2020, with Alison Terry, she proposed a universal framework for more user-friendly author instructions in science journals, which can save time for everyone involved in scientific publishing (