Janet Salisbury has a PhD in experimental oncology from Manchester University, UK and continued her career in cancer research at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London (1976-82), the University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine (1983-84) and the John Curtin School of Medical Research (1986-88). In 1990, she made a career change into consultancy, writing and editing work and from a small beginning as a sole trader, she has built up Biotext since that time. Over the past 20 years, Janet has researched, written or edited proceedings and reports for numerous government departments and agencies, nongovernment organisations and academic institutions. In 2003, she passed the exam of the Board of Editors of the Life Sciences to become one of a small group of Australian science editors to hold the qualification “Editor in the Life Sciences” (ELS). In 2009, Janet passed the Australian Institute of Professional Editors exam to become an Accredited Editor (AE). For the past 10 years, Janet has also worked closely with Australia’s top experts in evidence-based practice. She has worked with many systematic reviewers to interpret their findings for clinical practice and population health guidelines, and is one of the foremost experts in these areas in Australia. In 2002, she was one of the first in the world to publish information about the application of evidence-based practice methodology to environmental management.