Projects and Clients


I have edited numerous manuscripts across a broad range of scientific disciplines that have been published in peer-review journals. My goal is to provide clients with a highly polished document tailored to their target journal.


I have edited manuscripts from the following disciplines:

  • Agriculture
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cardiovascular Biology
  • Cell Biology and Physiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Dermatology
  • Computational Biology
  • Large Animal Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Biochemistry and Physiology


Manuscripts that I have edited have been published in the following peer-review journals:

  • American Journal of Physiology, Cell Physiology
  • Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
  • Bioscience Trends
  • Brazilian Journal of Food and Nutrition
  • Burn
  • Frontiers in Physiology
  • Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  • Journal of Neuroscience
  • Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • Plant Cell


I have edited the manuscripts of clients from around the world: Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Iraq, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Korea, United States, Uruguay


I have authored or contributed to several papers in peer-review journals in the biological sciences. The following is a full list of my published papers:


Ahmed El-Yazbi, Rosalyn P. Johnson, Emma J. Walsh, Kosuke Takeya, Michale P. Walsh, William C. Cole. (2010). Pressure-dependent contribution of Rho kinase-mediated sensitization in serotonin-evoked vasoconstriction of rat cerebral arteries. Journal of Physiology. 588: 1747-1762.


Connie N. Hess, Rujin Kou, Rosalyn P. Johnson, Gordon K. Li and Thomas Michel. (2009). ADP signaling in vascular endothelial cells: ADP-dependent activation of the endothelial isoform of nitric-oxide synthase requires the expression but not the kinase activity of AMP-activated protein kinase. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 284: 32209-32224.


Rosalyn P. Johnson, Morgan F. Hughes, David C. Schriemer, Emma J. Walsh, Michael P. Walsh and William C. Cole. (2009). Identification and functional characterization of protein kinase A-catalyzed phosphorylation of the potassium channel Kv1.2 at serine-449. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 284: 16562-16574.


Rosalyn P. Johnson, Ahmed El-Yazbi, Kosuke Takeya, Emma J. Walsh Michael P. Walsh and William C. Cole. (2009). Calcium sensitization via phosphorylation of the myosin phosphatase targeting subunit at threonine-855 by Rho-kinase contributes to the arterial myogenic response. Journal of Physiology. 587: 2537-2553.


Frances Plane, Rosalyn P. Johnson, Paul Kerr, William Wiehler, Kevin Thorneloe, Kuniaki Ishii, Tim Chen and William Cole. (2005). Heteromultimeric Kv1 channels contribute to myogenic control of arterial diameter. Circulation Research. 96: 216-224.


Rosalyn P. Johnson, Ita M. O’Kelly and Ian M. Fearon. (2004). System-specific oxygen sensitivity of the tandem pore domain potassium channel TASK-1. American Journal of Physiology, Cell Physiology. 286: C391-C397.


Stephen T. Brown, Rosalyn P. Johnson, Rhandi Senaratne, Ian M. Fearon. (2004). Amyloid beta peptides mediate physiological remodelling of the acute O2 sensitivity of adrenomedullary chromaffin cells following chronic hypoxia. Cardiovascular Research. 64: 536-543.


Rosalyn P. Johnson and Ian M. Fearon (2003). GABAB receptor activation augments TASK-1 in MAH cells and mediates autoreceptor feedback during hypoxia. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 312: 421-5.


Project Title: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriInnovation Program GrantCanadian Ornamental Horticulture Research and Innovation Cluster, April 2013.


The AgriInnovation Program is a five-year, multi-million dollar initiative under the Growing Forward 2 policy framework of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

This federal initiative focuses on innovation, competitiveness and market development to ensure Canadian producers and processors have the tools and resources they need to continue to innovate and capitalize on emerging market opportunities. In April of 2013, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre partnered with the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance to apply for AgriInnovation Program funding. The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Research and Innovation Cluster proposal included 21 research projects across Canada, and was awarded in 2014.


My Role: In 2013, I was hired by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to provide technical writing support for the AgriInnovation funding proposal. I reviewed all research proposals and wrote project summaries and deliverables that highlighted key priorities of the funding program.

Project Title: Canadian Agricultural Automation Cluster: Call for Proposals, September 2013.


In the fall of 2017, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre sought to develop a large-scale proposal for a Canadian Agricultural Automation Cluster to be funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The goal of this cluster was to accelerate research aimed at improving labour productivity in Canadian agriculture through automation and increased labour efficiency. To attract outstanding research proposals, Vineland issued a call to researchers across Canada. The aim was to create a critical mass of expertise to address a fundamental challenge facing Canada’s agriculture sector.


My Role: In September 2017, I was hired by Vineland to develop application materials for the Canadian Agricultural Automation Cluster. I wrote a “Call for Proposals” document that provided an introductory explanation about the initiative and its key priorities, as well as a set of guidelines for completing the application materials. I also created application forms and budget spreadsheets that were in compliance with the federal program and were designed to be as straightforward and user-friendly as possible.


Project Title: Gap analysis of the complete value chain for ornamental plant products from breeding to the final consumer in both domestic and export markets. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, May 2015.


This 3-year project was funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) New Directions Research program, which offers funding for research that stimulates the sustainable growth and competitiveness of Ontario’s agri-food, agri-business and rural sectors. It was aimed at understanding consumer demand for landscape roses and the value chain that delivers them to the marketplace, both in North America and Europe. This project included various research activities, including online consumer surveys, primary interviews with members of the value chain (breeders, growers, wholesalers and retailers), and secondary research.


My Role: In 2015, I was hired by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to provide technical writing support to their Consumer Insights team. My role was to create a Final Report and Summary Document outlining the results of three years of research conducted by Vineland, to be distributed to industry partners and OMAFRA.

Project Title: Characterizing the value, market size and evolution, and infrastructure needs for the profitable production of world crop vegetables in Ontario. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, May 2014.


This report was part of a larger initiative by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre aimed at increasing the competitiveness of Ontario’s fruit and vegetable sector. Vineland’s goal was to capitalize on the significant market and crop diversification opportunity offered by Canada’s growing immigrant populations seeking familiar foods from “home”. Research activities aimed to deliver new crop varieties (e.g. okra, Asian and Indian eggplant), along with production technologies, consumer insights and market development opportunities, to value chain partners so that locally produced world crop vegetables can overtake imports on grocery store shelves in Ontario.


My Role: My role as technical writer was to produce a report summarizing consumer insights, market demand, economic viability, and consumer characteristics and preferences for world crop vegetables.


Project Title: Bioactive Mushroom Compounds as Value-Added Opportunities for Canada’s Mushroom Industry: Mushrooms Canada Strategic Report, May 2013.


In 2012, Mushrooms Canada partnered with Vineland Research and

Innovation Centre’s Business Development team to investigate the opportunity to build a new industry around the production of bioactive compounds in mushrooms. The project included a review of the latest scientific literature and a business case for the development of the opportunity in Ontario. This opportunity was funded by the Canadian Agriculture Adaptation Program (CAAP) and Mushrooms Canada.


My Role: In 2013, I was contracted by Vineland to compile market research conducted by their Business Development Office into a strategy document for Mushrooms Canada. The document assessed opportunities around the production of bioactive compounds in mushrooms, and provided recommendations for next steps. I also provided editorial support for the scientific literature review on mushroom bioactive compounds and their uses.


I have written blog posts that provide high quality, evidence-based health information to the public.


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