Debbie Lawes has worked in Ottawa as a journalist and editor for more than 30 years. She has held senior editorial positions with several publications, including Research Money, Canadian Innovation News and Tech Media Reports (rebranded The Wire Report). Prior to co-founding Dovercourt Editorial Services with Mark Henderson in 2001, Debbie was Publisher and Managing Editor at Decima Publishing and Managing Editor at Evert Communications. Through Dovercourt Editorial Services, Debbie has also written extensively for several science-based departments and agencies, not-for-profits and the private sector. Recent clients have included the Networks of Centres of Excellence, National Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canadian Science Policy Conference, International Development Research Centre, Baylis Medical and Research Infosource.