Nessa the Chemist


Nessa Carson: About

Nessa Carson is a professional synthetic organic chemist working with laboratory automation (robots) to do high-throughput screening for drug discovery in south-east England.

To complement my organic chemistry experience, I like to get involved with a number of other science-related projects. A computer scientist friend told me that the best way to learn to code was to start by producing a personal website. I then wrote this website without prior knowledge of CSS or JavaScript, and now I'm learning Python and advanced JavaScript with 1mwtt1mwtt. The site's purpose is as a repository for content I think is useful, mostly to scientists. I keep a database of upcoming conferences in organic chemistry. I also write poetry.

Updated Dec 2018

Nessa Carson

Projects I'm working on

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Freelance Writing

I write science-based magazine articles for technical audiences. I have a regular column, Organic Matter, in the Royal Society of Chemistry's magazine Chemistry World. See all my articles here.

Mar 2017-present

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I also enjoy editing technical documents. I have worked on high-impact manuscripts (including ones published in JACS), graduate theses from high-ranking universities in the UK and USA, grant proposals and prospective faculty research proposals, and an extensive whitepaper for a global corporation. I also often work with non-native speakers, including clients from Spain, Turkey, Slovakia, India, China, and South Korea, and, having lived in both countries, I am comfortable with both British and American English. Professionalism and quality are of utmost importance to me. Please contact me for my proofreading and copy-editing rates.

Mar 2017-present

SCI Young Chemists' Panel

I am a committee member of the Society of Chemical Industry Young Chemists' Panel, where I'm organizing conferences and training events for pure and applied synthetic chemists.

Apr 2018-present

#UKChemJobs Twitterbot

Finding chemistry jobs in the UK is tough. I've created a Twitter bot that wants to help. It RTs any tweet containing the popular hashtag #ukchemjobs, and shares some original content links.

Mar 2019-present

One Million Women to Tech

One Million Women to Tech's mission is to offer free coding education to a million women by 2020. I am a volunteer for their 2018 Summer of Tech, working on global marketing and contributing my editing skills.

May 2018-present