Dr Bains is currently Editorial Director of Engineering Inspiration (ENGins), an online magazine that includes a mixture of original and curated content aimed at the technical community.
She developed the concept for the site as a result of her own work as a technical trade journalist. Having been asked to cover stories that rival publications had covered before (because it was a “hot topic”), she realized how inefficient news gathering was. The web offered the opportunity to simply bring together, in one place, the best stories on many different topics. All that was needed was to tag each one so it was easy to find.
In terms of original content, she has specialized for decades in taking scientist/engineer-written content and making it accessible for a broader audience. Within her company she developed teaching materials to help editors understand how to do this and – through her company – has trained many editors over the years.
In terms of her own work as an editor, she has worked on more many of different publications in the past, from magazines (such as Holographics International and Laser Focus Word) and newsletters (including Robotics and Machine Perception and Electronic Imaging) to news services such as SPIE Newsroom and ENGins. You can see the full list by going to her Editing Archives.
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