Staff Profile

Ms. Mary Ann E. Schmidt, ELS
Senior Technical Editor, Flora of North America

As Senior Technical Editor for the Flora of North America project, Ms. Schmidt is responsible for applying the specialized formatting, style, and usage standards to the manuscripts of botanical taxa for the flora. Her background includes 15 years experience in scientific editing, publishing, and print production at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and 14 years in accounting for a major steel company. She received a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983, and is a certified Editor in the Life Sciences through the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences, for whom she has served as President, as well as Treasurer and Archive Manager. Other professional affiliations include the Council of Science Editors and Association of Earth Science Editors. Ms. Schmidt also serves as Managing Editor for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology News Bulletin, a part-time position she has held since 1992.

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