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About Rujuke (Susan Duhon)

I am a freelance science editor specializing in geoscience, bioscience, and related fields. I have degrees from Cornell University (AB, History) and Indiana University (MA, Classical Archaeology). While at IU, I also studied geology, completing in all 42 credit hours and including advanced work in Quaternary geology, hydrogeology, geomorphology, soils, and clay mineralogy. Subsequently, I was employed by the Biology Department at Indiana, where I served as a research associate and assistant director of the IU Axolotl Colony for 14 years. I am also certified as an Editor in the Life Sciences by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences.

Working at the Axolotl Colony allowed me to become involved in numerous editing-related tasks and projects, and I had the opportunity to work closely with many biologists at Indiana University and also at other institutions around the world to whom we supplied research material.

As a graduate student and while employed at Indiana University, I completed additional coursework in anthropology (15 credits), computer science, mathematics, and statistics (29 credits), expository and science writing (6 credits), and Spanish language (12 credits).

After leaving the Axolotl Colony, I became a freelance editor. I have edited many journal papers for scientists for whom English is a second language, including authors from the following countries: China, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.

I am a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association of Earth Science Editors, the Council of Science Editors, and the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences.

Over the years I have received a few awards of which I am particularly proud, and I have accumulated a short list of publications.