Managing Director / CEO
A scientist, journalist, editor, and lecturer, Sunny both founded and runs Form and Content. She has a B.Sc. in Physics, an M.S. in Journalism, and a Ph.D. related to Neuromorphic Engineering (building brain-like machines). Her technical interests range from nanotechnology to optolectronics to robotics to theoretical computer science. As a writer and editor she has worked on everything from tiny niche technical newsletters to trade magazines like EE Times and Laser Focus World to mainstream titles like The Economist, New Scientist, and Wired. Over the years she developed the Form and Content system for gathering ideas and articles, and then helped design the software system that would make it come into its own. Though the company is based in London, Sunny previously lived and worked in Berkeley, Boston, Edinburgh, and near Seattle. In this spirit, the company is founded on the use of expert freelancers who live all over the UK, the United States and elsewhere. Because of this, Form and Content has the luxury of being able to recruit based purely on skills and expertise, and not location.
As well as running Form and Content, Sunny runs a programme teaching Technical Communication and other professional skills at UCL Engineering: University College London Faculty of Engineering Science.
Supervising and Commissioning Editors
Giselle is an American freelance editor and writer living and working in Basel, Switzerland. After completing a first degree in languages, she went on to do a masters in Science Communication at Imperial College, London. She has more than two decades experience editing science and technology, and has written articles on a broad range of topics for publications such as IEEE Spectrum, Science magazine, and the Economist. She also works as a technical translator of French and German into English, most recently for Oxford University Press, Harvard University Press, and Scientific American magazine.
Graham P. Collins
Graham is a freelance science editor and writer, based in West Lafayette, Indiana. He was an editor at Physics Today for several years and then was on the board of editors at Scientific American for over a decade. Recent freelance clients other than Form & Content Media include the International Centre for Theoretical Physics and PNAS Front Matter. He has degrees in mathematics and physics from Auckland University and Canterbury University, both in New Zealand, and a PhD in theoretical physics from SUNY Stony Brook.
Editors and Curators
We have many editors/journalists who work with us, but here are a few of our regulars:
Niamh is an editor and journalist with 15 years’ experience covering medicine, science, energy and technology. Previously she was a news editor with publisher Platts in New York and London. She covered alternative and conventional power generation, and has written and edited articles on solar energy, wind power, and nuclear fusion. Niamh was also an editor and journalist with Financial Times Energy, specializing in wholesale energy markets. She is based in London, where she holds a permanent position at the BJUI medical journal. Niamh holds a bachelor’s degree in English from University College London.
Joanna has been working with us as a technical editor since 2007. She has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, a doctorate in Chemistry from Oxford University, and a masters in Science Communication from Imperial College London. She has worked as an editorial assistant for a statistical research journal and as a freelance science writer also covers public engagement in science and medical research. She is based in London and speaks fluent German.
Bárbara Ferreira is the public information officer of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), an international organisation based in Munich, German. She is responsible for the EGU’s internal and external communications. Before joining the EGU in 2011, she briefly worked at the European Southern Observatory and at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in London. She has an undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Porto, Portugal, and a masters in applied mathematics and a Ph.D. in mathematical astrophysics from the University of Cambridge, UK. She has been working with Form & Content Media since 2010.
Ella is a scientist, writer and editor. She has a masters in Chemistry and PhD in nanotechnology, both from Imperial College London. As a practising scientist she has worked in nanotechnology, chemistry, device physics, computer science and biology, and has published many technical articles in these fields. She has worked in the UK (Imperial, Bath, and University of the West of England) and Abu Dhabi (Khalifa University). As a writer, she has penned a handful of novels, mostly around science fiction and future technology.
Janine Sullivan Love
Janine is a freelance writer with a strong interest in science and technology. With more than 19 years of experience, she has worked with numerous vendors as a ghost writer as well as for trade publications, including Microwaves & RF, Wireless Systems Design, EETimes, Communication Systems Design, Wireless Design Online, and Global Telephony. Her areas of particular writing expertise include software, electronic design, chips, modules, network management, test/metrology, and systems. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree from Duquesne University.
Mina did her first degree in biomedical science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, before starting her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, UK, in organic chemistry. After a postdoc at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas, Mina returned to the UK to take up a role at Nature Publishing Group in the clinical reviews department, where she is currently an assistant editor. She has been working with Form & Content since 2010.
Anna is a freelance technical editor, writer, and translator based in Milan, Italy. She has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and industry experience as an embedded systems designer and firmware programmer. She works with authors from institutions such as Politecnico di Milano, Avogadro University, University of Bologna and CNR (Italian National Research Council) to translate and edit research papers for publication in English-language journals. She also helps engineering and technology companies produce technical manuals and documents in English, in fields ranging from plastics processing to enterprise mobility.
Jaya Ramchandani is an editor, educator, and curator. She has a masters in astronomy and science-based business from Leiden University. She specializes in editing non-native English (since 2003) and offers a full range of language services to research and academic communities. She actively works in science communication and outreach for physics and astronomy and has spearheaded projects such as Universe in a Box and The Story of Light. She's currently based in Shanghai.
Shoshana is a London-based freelance science writer and editor. She has an Earth sciences degree from the University of Oxford, a PhD in planetary geology from Birkbeck College, and many years of research experience. She conducted her postdoctoral fellowship at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC, through which she worked on NASA’s MESSENGER mission to Mercury. She has also worked for several other science and engineering organizations in the USA and Europe, including the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, European Space Agency, Network Rail, and Zinkerz. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in science outreach projects.
Lori is a journalist and editor based in Cambridge, Massachussetts, and focuses on science, technology, and business. Her work has appeared in Science, The Boston Globe, Nature Network Boston, and The Christian Science Monitor, among others. Her numerous awards include an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in medical writing and an M.S. from Boston University in science journalism. She was also a foreign correspondent in Tokyo for five years covering the electronics industry and business.
In addition to working with Form and Content, Stuart Barr is a project manager for a UK-government-funded training organization working on projects across the 14-19-year-old and further-education sectors. A graduate of Edinburgh and Stirling Universities with an honors degree in Film and Media Studies, he has previously worked as a production assistant and writer for a variety of web-based and traditional media projects. He also has experience as a music journalist and as a media analyst for a business intelligence company.