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Office of Medical Editing


The Office of Medical Editing in the Research Department at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin assists faculty, residents and medical students with scholarly research pursuits. Some of the areas which Office of Medical Editing assists with are:

  • Manuscript editing and submission
  • Abstract editing and submission
  • Poster editing 
  • Assistance with questionnaire design and format
  • Other research needs 
  • Editing, formatting, and facilitating of select grant applications
  • Assist with the selection of journals


Senior Editor

Melissa Waggoner

Melissa Waggoner

Melissa Waggoner is a Senior Editor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Miss Waggoner has an M.S. in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University. In her capacity as Senior Editor, Miss Waggoner edits manuscripts, abstract and posters for submission to academic journals, conferences and meetings. Ms. Waggoner is a member of the Council of Science Editors and at their 2016 meeting, she completed the short course in manuscript editing. She can be reached by email at