Lisa Gervais

Journalist, Editor, Recovering Expat

Location icon United States of America

Experienced newspaper reporter and editor, educational publishing editor and general wanderer.

Email: LisaAGervais (at) gmail (dot) com

I worked as a reporter and editor in the Metro Detroit area covering everything from crime and government right down to pet adoption fairs. I interviewed prisoners serving life sentences and mayors accused of corruption before moving to Shanghai to work as an editor and writer for an education company for three years. In China, I was able to hone my editing skills while traveling to remote areas of the country and the biggest cities Asia has to offer.

I've since repatriated and now work as an editor for a medical publisher, where I have the wider responsibility of managing my own projects.

Check out my most recent work as a lead editor/project manager and text editor. Or, to delve into my back catalog of articles, keep scrolling.

Portfolio

Lead Editor/Project Manager

Text Editor

Elsevier
Diagnostic Pathology: Kidney Diseases, 2nd Edition

Diagnostic Pathology: Kidney Diseases Release Date: 22 Sep 2015 Print Book ISBN : 9780323377072 Dimensions: 281 X 222 Part of the highly regarded Diagnostic Pathology series, this updated volume is a visually stunning, easy-to-use reference covering all aspects of common and rare renal diseases and their variants.

Elsevier
Diagnostic Pathology: Hospital Autopsy, 1st Edition

Cases presented as seen in clinical practice , from clinical chart review through autopsy performance and important reporting criteria Topical chapters are organized more broadly while disease-specific chapters are similar to other surgical pathology chapters in the Diagnostic Pathology series Detailed dissection descriptions in the organ system chapters provide step-by-step

Elsevier
Diagnostic Imaging: Gynecology, 2nd Edition

Diagnostic Imaging: Gynecology Release Date: 01 Dec 2014 Imprint: AMIRSYS Print Book ISBN : 9781931884778 Pages: 944 Dimensions: 279 X 216 Presented by an international team of experts, the new edition of Diagnostic Imaging: Gynecology features an exhaustive collection of imaging findings in gynecologic diseases.

Elsevier
Diagnostic Pathology: Molecular Oncology, 1st Edition

Up-to-date information on a variety of topics Next-generation sequencing for determining gene mutations Diagnostic use of soft tissue mutations Use of solid tissue mutations such as EGFR, BRAF, and KRAS for diagnosis and treatment of different carcinomas and melanoma Interpreting newly found mutations in hematopathology such as MYD88 mutations Understanding bioinformatics Guidance on selecting the right test(s) at the right time for the right patient Comparisons of molecular testing methods...

Elsevier
Diagnostic Ultrasound: Head and Neck, 1st Edition

Diagnosis section offers 41 brand-new chapters on specific diagnoses in the head and neck region, from common to rare. Over 1,000 images - including shear wave elastography and strain images -arecomplete with comprehensive annotations, and a "Key Facts" box is ideal for rapid review.Lists expert differential diagnoses on various pathological disease patterns.

Educational Publishing and Course Development

Writing Sampler

Voicenews
At North Macomb Correctional Facility: Bonds formed while making teddy bears

Members of the Macomb Correctional Facility Teddy Bear Program stand with volunteers Ellen Pach, left, and Jean Salera, back. Submitted photo View and purchase photos Ellen Pach and Jean Salera pass through a metal detector at the Macomb Correctional Facility before standing, arms askew, as a guard pats them down.

Voicenews
Priest: Landry's death was not meaningless

As hundreds of mourners gathered Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sterling Heights for the funeral service of carjacking victim Matthew Landry, Father Michael Quaine summarized the duty ahead of him. "Putting into context this terrible event of Matthew's tragic death -- his murder -- is an ominous task," he said.

Voicenews
Repeat drunken driver arrested in Chesterfield

Suspect has nine prior convictions A Warren man added another drunken driving offense to a long list of priors after he was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired Jan. 23 in Chesterfield Township. Chad Gary Kumaus, 43, was taken into custody after Chesterfield Township Police officers responded to a 911 hang up at a residence in the 40000 block of East Aulac.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Blasts injure worker

Explosions at a welding supply company in Marysville sent one employee to the hospital Monday as smoke filled the sky and secondary explosions rattled windows. The initial blast at South Park Welding Supply Inc. on Gratiot Boulevard happened at about 8:30 a.m. and was followed by multiple explosions that triggered a fire.

Feature

Voicenews
New Baltimore mayor's assessor appointment denied by council

New Baltimore City Council turned down Mayor Larry Smith's nomination for assessor in favor of acting Assessor Emma Germain. Smith had appointed Dino Lupi at the Sept. 13 council meeting, but council decided to table the decision until Sept. 27 and asked to re-interview both Lupi and Germain.

Voicenews
Economist predicts jobs increase in 2010

Macomb County residents could start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as growth in the area's health care and defense industries boosts the local economy. That was part of the message offered by Macomb Community College President and economic expert Jim Jacobs, who predicted the county's economy should stabilize by the end of 2010.

Voicenews
Chesterfield looking at tight budget again in 2010

In the new year, Chesterfield Township will begin retrofitting the township offices with solar panels it purchased from grant money they received. In October, U.S. Rep. Candice Miller announced the grant, part of the Department of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, would go to Chesterfield Township.

Voicenews
With video: Displaced women, children the new face of homelessness

Harsh economic times are bringing a disturbing change to the face of homelessness in Macomb County. What used be a demographic dominated by men, is now effecting woman and children at an alarming rate. "In the past, homelessness has really been represented by males, probably between the ages of 35 to 55," said Rhonda Powell, executive director of the Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Hackel settles into 42-2 District Court post

There's one thing Judge William Hackel III is having a problem adjusting to in his new role at the 42-II District Court in New Baltimore. "It's hard getting used to people calling you 'judge' all the time," he said. "I'm still, a lot of times, 'Bill'."

Voicenews
Art club focused on turning NB into a destination

Dorothy Stabile and Matt Bommoritto stand in Stahl's bakery surrounded by Bommaritto's art. The Anchor Bay Artist's Club is currently looking for new members. View and purchase photos In the future, Dorothy Stabile and Matt Bommarito hope the Anchor Bay Artist's Club can not only benefit local artists, but help put New Baltimore on the map.

Theoaklandpress
10/08/2014
Detroit Arms racks up business, despite economy

Three years ago, Jim and Doreen Hankins opened a gun shop in a small building on 23 Mile Road in Chesterfield Township. The business was a new venture for the Hankins. Doreen had 20 years experience in the moving and storage field and co-owned a wedding photography business with her husband.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Dahlia history revealed at farmer's market

Dubbed the Dahlia King of America, Nick Koenig cultivated award-winning varieties in New Baltimore but was known throughout the country. His grandson, Jim Genso, said there's even a photo of Koenig posing with the 1945 World Series champion Detroit Tigers -- all sporting Koenig's dahlias. "He just loved the flowers," Genso said.

Voicenews
Gervais: Opportunity to experience internationalism, first hand

There is a look on people's faces when they're surprised, when you've told them something they didn't expect to come from you. It's a wide-eyed, slack jawed look that says, "I'm trying to wrap my mind around this, but I don't quite believe you."

Voicenews
New Baltimore goes back in time for History Fair

Photo by LISA GERVAIS Dan Stucky shows off his zucchini racer behind the Grand Pacific House Museum. Kids ages 1 to 14 are invited to build their own racers and compete for prizes during Saturday's History Fair.

Voicenews
WITH VIDEO: Chesterfield students cast votes for mascot

Supporters were pushing hard for their favorite candidates right down to the wire Nov. 16. Even as voters were filing into the polling booths, campaigners shouted slogans and carried signs, asking voters to make a choice: Owl, cheetah or cardinal.

News

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Pet-A-Palooza fit for Palace

Adoption event, like others, lost venue at Freedom Hill A well-known local animal rights activist is upbeat about a change of venue for his signature event. Joe Sowerby doesn't see this year's Pet-A-Palooza relocation to the Palace of Auburn Hills as that much longer of a drive for area residents than its previous location at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Home provides comfort, relief for area soldiers

Keith Pionk described the scorching 120-degree temperatures and drab landscape in Balad, Iraq, in stark contradiction to the lush greenery of Michigan in the summertime. "You're desensitized to color over there," said Pionk, recounting his return from a three-month deployment in Iraq. "It's pretty amazing when you start seeing the colors."

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Selfridge offers tips on developing land

Selfridge Air National Guard Base officials released findings of an updated study that helps surrounding communities appropriately develop the land around the base. The results of the Air Installation Compatible Use Zone study were presented Oct. 23 at the Mt. Clemens Public Library.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Hackel tells teens about choices

Whitney Gosick had trouble walking a straight line. Wobbling in the L'anse Creuse Middle School - East Gymnasium, she unsuccessfully tried to put one foot in front of the other, stopping to check her balance every few feet.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
New Baltimore on best places to live list

In a stagnant economy, affordability could help draw homebuyers to New Baltimore. The Web site CNNMoney.com recently ranked the city at number 23 on a list of the nation's 25 most affordable places to live. The Web site made selections by weighing median home prices against median home income.

Voicenews
Unhappy Ending: Chesterfield man's body found in Detroit

A horrific ordeal for a local family came to a conclusion last Thursday when the body of Matthew Landry was discovered in a burned-out Detroit home. That morning, the body of a white male was found by a police task force in a burned out house in Detroit - three days after Landry, 21, was reported missing.

Voicenews
Aprea resigns to take city rec post

City officials have not decided yet how Aprea's term, which ends in 2011, will be filled. "The other members of City Council would seek any persons who want to fill out the term of Councilman Aprea to submit their resume to the city clerk so she can include it with our next packet," Mayor Pro-Tem Ken Butler said.

Theoaklandpress
10/08/2014
New Baltimore police still looking for driver who fled the scene of motorcycle accident

New Baltimore Police are still investigating an accident that sent multiple people to the hospital Sunday night. According to the department, police were dispatched to the intersection of Washington and Hathaway streets around 10 p.m. regarding an injury accident involving two motorcycles that had been traveling side by side.

Voicenews
Train hits pick-up truck in Chesterfield Township

Traffic was blocked on 23 Mile Road Tuesday morning after a freight train collided with a pick-up truck in Chesterfield Township . According to police, the pick-up truck was rear-ended by a semi-tractor-trailer around , pushing the pick-up truck onto the tracks at 23 Mile and Chesterfield roads.

Voicenews
New Baltimore council mulling candidates to replace Aprea

The New Baltimore City Council is drawing closer to filling a seat left vacant after Councilman Carlos Aprea resigned last month. Aprea was hired in as assistant director of the New Baltimore Recreation Department after former Assistant Director Justin Maurer was fired by Major Larry Smith Aug. 20.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Chesterfield Township opts out of SEMCOG membership

In an effort to trim the budget, Chesterfield Township officials have canceled their membership with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, the area's regional planning agency. Treasurer Linda Hartman said the township is concerned with cutting costs and canceling the membership saves $5,256.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Chesterfield Township woman found safe

A Chesterfield Township woman who had been reported missing since July 23 has been located. Chesterfield Township Police issued a statement saying resident Mary Lynn McIntosh saw a news story about herself online and called the police to report she was OK. Chesterfield Township Police Detective Sgt.

Voicenews
Medicinal marijuana dispensaries not welcome in New Baltimore

The City of New Baltimore is covering its bases until the state works out its medicinal marijuana laws. At the March 22 council meeting, the city once again approved a moratorium on medicinal marijuana dispensaries within its borders. This is the second moratorium officials have established since Michigan voters approved a proposal legalizing medicinal marijuana use in the November 2008 elections.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Chesterfield discusses adding administrative fee to taxes

The Chesterfield Township Board of Trustees is mulling over an administrative tax that would help compensate the township for projected revenue losses. The board discussed the 1 percent administrative fee at a special budget workshop on Oct. 13. The fee would be used to offset costs in the assessing and treasury department and net the township an estimated $580,000.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Police help bring in Internet predator

New Baltimore police have charged a Hastings man with multiple felonies following his arrest for soliciting what he thought was a 12-year-old boy in an Internet sting. John Paul Ward, 41, thought he was talking with a New Baltimore boy when he allegedly tried to make plans over the Internet to rendezvous with the pre-teen.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Township requires foreclosure purchasers to secure permit

Some new homeowners are taking advantage of a depressed housing market by snapping up deals on foreclosed homes. But buyers beware when previous tenants leave the dwellings stripped of fixtures, appliances, cabinets and furnaces. Chesterfield Township building administrator Shawn Shortt has seen worse than missing sinks or doorknobs in foreclosed homes.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Township to impose new fee to cover for budget shortfall

A new property tax administration fee will be tacked on to tax bills for Chesterfield Township residents to help alleviate some of the township's economic problems. Township officials said the fee is estimated to bring in about $580,000 and will help offset the costs of collecting property tax, assessing property values and the review and appeal process.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
High bids, changed plans delay New Baltimore library expansion

Officials at New Baltimore's MacDonald Public Library had hoped to break ground on their expansion project by mid-July. Richard Runels, chairman of the Library Expansion Committee and member of the Library Board of Trustees, said after input from staff, former library directors and library directors at other libraries, plans were altered.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Hackel tells teens about choices

Whitney Gosick had trouble walking a straight line. Wobbling in the L'anse Creuse Middle School - East Gymnasium, she unsuccessfully tried to put one foot in front of the other, stopping to check her balance every few feet.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
Township requires foreclosure purchasers to secure permit

Some new homeowners are taking advantage of a depressed housing market by snapping up deals on foreclosed homes. But buyers beware when previous tenants leave the dwellings stripped of fixtures, appliances, cabinets and furnaces. Chesterfield Township building administrator Shawn Shortt has seen worse than missing sinks or doorknobs in foreclosed homes.

Macombdaily
10/08/2014
New Baltimore on best places to live list

In a stagnant economy, affordability could help draw homebuyers to New Baltimore. The Web site CNNMoney.com recently ranked the city at number 23 on a list of the nation's 25 most affordable places to live. The Web site made selections by weighing median home prices against median home income.

Voicenews
Torrice requests new trial based on perjury claim

Michael and Carey Torrice are moving ahead with allegations that a Chesterfield Township Police detective perjured himself during their 2009 insurance fraud civil trail. In a circuit court hearing Friday, a motion was filed to reverse the jury's guilty verdict based on fraud. The Torrices are hoping for a different judgment or a new trial.

Voicenews
Give a Gift Foundation blames New Baltimore council for losses

A metro Detroit charity said its donations were down 80 percent in New Baltimore after city officials questioned its legitimacy. Michael Meddaugh of the Give a Gift Foundation addressed officials during public comments at their Nov. 8 session, saying the bad publicity hurt their collections at New Baltimore intersections the weekend of Oct.

Voicenews
New Baltimore council agrees to dispatch, data contract with Chesterfield

The New Baltimore Police Department will enter into a three-year contract with the Chesterfield Township Police Department for shared use of their dispatching and data management services. The total price tag will cost the city $123,000 per year including both dispatching and data management services.

Voicenews
Chesterfield contracts settled, no pay raise for four years

Chesterfield Township reached a bargaining agreement with the labor union that represents the police department's detectives, patrol officers and dispatchers April 19. The group agreed to zero percent pay raises for four years in addition to an increase in their contribution for health care contributions.

Voicenews
With video: Dupray sworn in to New Baltimore City Council

John Dupray is sworn into office by Clerk Marcia Shinska Monday evening. (Photo courtesy of PHYLLIS ROULO) View and purchase photos The New Baltimore City Council unanimously appointed John Dupray to fill a city council seat left vacant after Carlos Aprea resigned in August.

Voicenews
Bigbby coffee chain could be coming to New Baltimore

The city of New Baltimore is mulling an amendment that would allow a proposed coffee shop to have a drive-thru window. Currently, New Baltimore City ordinances do not allow drive-thrus in the Central Business District. A Biggby coffee shop is in the works for the long-vacant former 42-II District Court building across from City Hall on Green Street.

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