About Janice Nigro

Scientific publications editing and consulting

Mission statement: “help you tell your scientific story and publish it!”

I have a PhD in biology from the Johns Hopkins University where I was part of a team that described the first mutations in the p53 tumor suppressor gene in various cancers.  I have had further training at different universities across the United States and Europe, including the University of California, San Francisco and most recently, the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway. I have published in many prominent journals including Cell, Science, Nature, and Cancer Cell.

janikiInk is an idea for an editing service for non-native English speakers that emerged from my experience in Europe as a scientist. The editing and writing service is specifically focused on science and medical research, although the services can be provided for other non-technical topics as well. janikiInk is also a blog about my travels and my experiences as a scientist in the US and Europe.

Professional experience in scientific editing and writing: I have worked for AmEditor as a universal and certificate service editor and for Filipodia Publishing as a developmental editor, writer and academic consultant.

Blogger for Filipodia.com. From September 2015 to January 2017, I wrote a monthly post on diverse topics in scientific and medical editing. The subject matter covers challenges in publication today not just for clients, but for editors and scientists globally. Links to individual posts on the Filipodia website are provided below.


Your silent collaborator

How a scientific edit might be like a Cubist painting

Keeping medical research diverse

The art in science


When you use the word ant but you mean aunt

The trouble with publications

The case of the immortal stem cells

Under pressure, peer review

Unscrambling the eggs: My life as a science and medical editor and writer

Should editors come out of the closet? (or Outing your silent collaborator)

What you need to do to get the most out of your edit

Phishing for scientists

An American in Bergen

Should impact factor stay or go?

The simple thinking behind great manuscripts


There is more to it than science

Writing experience in non-scientific venues: In addition to my scientific explorations of the development of human gliomas, I am an avid scuba diver and photographer of the underwater world.  My travel stories are also published at scubaverse.com, daneurope.orguwphotographyguide.com and the LA Times.

2014-2016 Janice Nigro on Scubaverse


A dive is never over until it’s over

Raja Ampat after dark


the LA Times: Departure Points: Shorn of her old identity

I have also been published in the Easy Reader, the Daily Breeze and the Beach Reporter in Southern California.

the Easy Reader 48th Anniversary Story contest – Honorable Mention: The cherry on top of the Hawaiian toast

the Daily Breeze: Hermosa Beach Farmers Market, a microcosm of community sans parrots

the Beach Reporter: Hermosa Beach Farmers Market, a microcosm of community sans parrots

Art exhibitions.

Water & Wood 2017 Water & Wood 2017

In the moment In the moment

North Manhattan Beach Art Walk June 10, 2017; September 23, 2017; December 7, 2017

Rescue and Release ShockBoxx Project June 10 through July 24, 2017

That’s an animal?” Solo exhibition Java Man Coffe House and Dessert Bar Hermosa Beach CA July 2 through July 29, 2017

Water & Wood 2018 Water & Wood 2018

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