Joanne Ferrier is based in the UK and serves as the Editorial Assistant for AoB PLANTS. After completing a Ph.D. in crop protection at Southampton University (UK), she moved into publishing. She has served as an editorial assistant for the British Journal of Cancer, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, The Review of Financial Studies, and Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention. In addition, Joanne serves as the Administrator for PASSit, a recently launched online revision service developed by the medical department at Oxford University Press. She also proofreads for Cambridge University Press (UK) and copyedits for the Serveis d’Assessorament Lingüístics, Barcelona University (Spain).