About Sherri

Sherri Damlo is a medical and scientific editor. Sherri holds bachelors' of arts degrees in English and creative writing from the University of Kansas and has taken coursework in bioethics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

She has been involved in the creation of educational materials since 2002 and has been a professional editor since 2005. She has laboratory experience in the biological sciences and has been trained in laboratory methods and field collection. Sherri has worked on field projects for the Kansas Biological Survey, Kansas Wildlife and Parks, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

She began her career in medical editing at a medical transcription company where she worked as a medical proofreader. She then went on to work on the editorial staff for the American Academy of Family Physicians, was a medical editor for a medical communications company, and then an editor for a continuing medical education firm. Sherri then went on to found Damlo Does, LLC, in Seattle, WA, where she directed all editorial projects for 6 years. In 2013, she became a board member for the Northwest Science Writers Association; appointed in 2017, she is still currently a board member for Science Editor, a journal of the Council of Science Editors.

A global editor

As a medical, scientific, and technical editor, she has worked with clients across the globe, including those from China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She enjoys the challenges and rewards that come from working with authors whose first language is not English.

Some of her past clients include:

  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Scientific Publishers
  • Challenger Corporation
  • Clinical Care Options
  • Elsevier
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • Institute of Physics
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  • Thieme Medical Publishers
  • Zodiac Aerospace

Editorial areas of expertise

Her therapeutic areas of expertise include bioethics (medical ethics, environmental ethics, animal research ethics), infectious diseases, oncology, clinical chemistry, cardiology, women's health, neurology, geriatrics, endocrinology, pediatrics, and general medicine. Her scientific areas of experience include physics, astronomy, chemistry, and entomology.

Active member of the community

Sherri is an active member of her local community. She holds membership in the Northwest Independent Editors Guild. Sherri has volunteered as a proofreader for Project Gutenberg. Previously, she was a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Health Care System, a community member post she held for 3 years. She has been a creative writing judge for the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research for 2 years and a volunteer photographer for her local high school's athletic department.