I am a freelance science writer and technical editor wrapped in an astronomer. With a dash of teacher on the side.
Imagine being able to focus on what you do best while leaving the marketing or writing to someone else. Imagine working with a writer who can straddle the divide between science and communication with ease.
After seven years as an astronomer at various prestigious institutions (University of Maryland, UCLA, Lowell Observatory, and currently the U.S. Naval Observatory), I know science. And I understand research. I am intimately familiar with the language and methodology of not only astronomy, but also related fields in optics, physics, etc.
What sets me apart is my ability to take these complex ideas and communicate them to any audience. I am a Featured Blogger for EarthSky Communications, where my Astronomy-Word-of-the-Week segment is regularly read by thousands of visitors. I edit scientist-written copy on a wide range of topics for SPIE Newsroom—the international society for optics and photonics. My writing has been featured at the popular blog Universe Today and my weekly podcasts are downloaded by over 4000 subscribers at 365 Days of Astronomy.
We live in an era where scientific achievement and technological advancement grow at an unprecedented rate. In this sea of confusion, we need strong voices; voices with not only in-depth technical expertise but also a grasp on clear, effective writing. Many scientists and engineers stumble when trying to communicate their research; this is where I can step in and help.
If you need clear, concise copy—or just need to give your work a polish—you’ve come to the right place.