SPIE: Augmented Microscopy
Between July and November of 2015, I acted as a public relations contractor for SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. My task was to review research articles published in SPIE’s eleven peer-reviewed scientific journals and identify the ones with potential mainstream appeal as science news items.
Then I produced a concise yet accurate summary of the article, explaining the research findings to a nonscientific audience. My work formed the basis for SPIE press releases disseminated to science news channels.
In this case, I wrote a summary of “Augmented microscopy: real-time overlay of bright-field and near-infrared fluorescence images,” published in the October 6, 2015 issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics.
Download a PDF of the press release content I submitted to SPIE (291 KB).
Christine’s excellent writing skills have helped us expand our capacity to share interesting and important scientific findings with a broader audience. She has an impressive ability to translate reports on scientific findings into more mainstream language, and an equally impressive ability to do so in a compelling way. Her work is of unfailingly high editorial quality, and always on deadline.
— Amy Nelson, Public Relations Manager, SPIE