Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Scientific Editing Services

RACE Scientific Writer Biography

Deborah L. Roussell, PhD, is a Scientific Writer in the Research Administration Center of Excellence (RACE). Dr. Roussell joins us from Bristol-Myers Squibb where she was an Oncology Drug Discovery Research Scientist for 18 years. Prior to that, she earned her PhD from Purdue University and completed postdoctoral research at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Her extensive scientific writing experience includes manuscripts, proposals, grants, patents, and reviews.

Dr. Roussell is located in Room M-41 of Jefferson Alumni Hall and may be reached by phone (215) 503-5284) or e-mail

Editorial Services Include:

Basic copy-editing and proofreading  (language, grammar, syntax, typos)

Suggestions for edits and revisions of

  • Style and Formatting
          consistent application of style convention
          optimal presentation format
  • Organizational Flow
          sentence, paragraph, document
  • Content
          accuracy, clarity
          impactful, compelling


(This link requires a Jefferson campus key to access the materials and is available via RAP if off-campus.)


RACE is in place to facilitate the researcher and to that, we invite your to provide feedback about the scientific writer services through our survey.

Additional Writing Services

For a scientific review of grant applications contact the Internal Grant Mentoring Program

For editorial assistance with manuscript preparation, contact Jennifer Wilson, MS, ELS, at Center for Teaching & Learning

For editorial assistance with grant applications to foundations and non-profit institutions, contact the Institutional Advancement team.