Biomedical Editor, Writer, Scientist

Download Lauren’s Résumé/CV

Lauren Baker, PhD, ELS

As principal of Catalysis Biomed, I enjoy bringing order to complex scientific and technical documents, providing premium freelance biomedical editing, editorial support, and writing services for researchers, institutions, and corporations. I am based in the Seattle area and maintain a global clientele.

I received a BA in Psychobiology from Oberlin College and a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I began freelance biomedical editing while pursuing postdoctoral studies in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington.

After completing my postdoctoral fellowship, I was with LifeSpan BioSciences for 5 years, working as a Bioinformatics Scientist and Tissue Bank Manager and as Managing Editor of LifeSpan’s Editing and Imaging Divisions.

I obtained BELS certification (Board of Editors in the Life Sciences) in 2007 and completed the American Medical Writers Association Core Certificate in Pharmaceutical Writing in 2009.

I am also a member of the Council of Science Editors, the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Northwest Editors Guild, and the Freelancers Union.

Experience – 27 Years

Providing medical and science editing and writing services since 1997
Freelance, industry, and academic experience

Education and Certification

  • Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS), Board of Editors in the Life Sciences
  • Core Certificate in Pharmaceutical Writing, American Medical Writers Association
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington
  • PhD, Neurobiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, Psychobiology, Oberlin College


  • American Medical Writers Association
  • Board of Editors in the Life Sciences
  • Council of Science Editors
  • Northwest Editors Guild
  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Freelancers Union


American Medical Writers Association, Northwest Chapter, Secretary 2011–2013

Council of Science Editors memberFreelancers Union Member

Contact to learn more about services, receive an estimate, or discuss details of your project.