Michael S. Altus, PhD, ELS

Freelance services: editing, writing, and note-taking


Michael S. Altus, PhD, ELS
E-mail: [email protected] 
Telephone: (410) 585-1522
Website: www.intensivecarecomm.com


  • Author’s editing
  • Substantive editing
  • Writing and rewriting
  • Note-taking


  • Journal articles—original research; reviews
  • Abstracts
  • Monographs
  • Book chapters
  • Backgrounders; white papers; other reports
  • Meeting notes and summaries; conference reports; proceedings


  • Doctorate in cell biology, postdoctoral experience, publications
  • Certified Editor in the Life Sciences, Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS)
  • Statistics for Biomedical Scientists (two-semester graduate-level course)
  • American Medical Writers Association Core Curriculum certificates: Writing and Editing; Pharmaceutical; Freelance; Advanced certificate
  • Council of Biology Editors (CSE’s forerunner) Short Course for Manuscript Editors
  • Author, AMWA Ethics FAQs


  • Council of Science Editors
  • Board of Editors in the Life Sciences
  • American Medical Writers Association
  • World Association of Medical Editors
  • Committee on Publication Ethics
  • DC Science Writers Association

Please visit www.intensivecarecomm.com for additional information.

Updated April 18, 2018