After completing a Bachelor's degree in pre-medicine at Duke University but lacking funding for medical school, Carol Norris conducted research at Duke and Oak Ridge National Laboratory before undertaking an MA in rhetoric and then teaching university writing courses for seven years. Her PhD thesis at the University of Maryland concerned the physician in literature. Carol also holds an Applied Linguistics MA from Birmingham University, UK.
In 1985 she began the University of Helsinki’s first English-language writing course for scientists and became a university medical author-editor. In addition, she writes for the European Science Editors’ European Science Editing and presents at conferences. She is a member of Nordic Editors and Translators (NEaT).
Carol’s conference presentation is entitled Developing a modern, journal-acceptable manuscript style. Carol will also participate in a panel discussion with Jackie Senior, Nigel Harwood, and Joy Burrough-Boenisch entitled Putting the Dutch practice on editing texts for doctoral theses/dissertations into an international context.