Whether you are looking for an experienced science communicator to write for a professional or popular publication, speak for a school, grass-roots, policy, or industry event, run a workshop, facilitate a discussion, or help you edit your own work, do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your needs.
Content Creation and Writing Services
Popular science, TECHNOLOGY, policy, & ENVIRONMENTAL Writing
I uncover the stories in - and behind - science, technology, policy, and our environment.
I take even the most complicated subjects and break them down into understandable, engaging, and conversational pieces that connects experts, stakeholders, and other interested parties to the topics at hand.
content for Businesses and Organisations
I can help you change your business - and the world - one story at a time.
Whether you are a company producing scientific instruments, an organisation pushing for sustainability, or an ocean-based industry, you have a great story to tell. Because I know the ocean, science, technology, people, and writing, I can help you tell that story.
Editing Services for scientists, students, and business
You’ve spent hours putting together your document. You’ve had it checked over for structure, formatting, and inaccuracies. Now there is one last thing to be done before you submit - quality checking.
Errors of all sorts can be introduced into your work that are hard to spot. With my proof-reading services, I can help you find and correct those errors.
Training, Workshops, & Speaking
Making Sense of Science
Aimed at stakeholders and other interested parties, these workshops give non-scientists the skills to understand science, and keep abreast of developments themselves.
Science Communication for Scientists
For scientists at any stage in their career, these workshops offer a range of skills to break science out of the ‘ivory tower’ and increase engagement in science.
Public speaking and media outreach
From grassroots organisations, to school groups, to public events, to conferences, to the media, I am available to speak about ocean related topics, science, life in academia, and the environment.
Bespoke Communication Projects
If you have something in mind, but it is not listed here under my science communication services or my research services, please get in touch and we can discuss if it is something I can take on - and do the best job possible for you.
A little more about science communication
“HUMAN BEINGS MAKE LIFE SO INTERESTING. DO YOU KNOW, THAT IN A UNIVERSE SO FULL OF WONDERS, THEY HAVE MANAGED TO INVENT BOREDOM." - Death (Terry Pratchett, The Hogfather)
Well lets face it, science and technology is awesome, and the ocean - incredible! Why would we not want to share some of this wonder with everyone?
Aside from science and our ocean being amazingly interesting, empowering non-specialists with knowledge - whether they are choosing what fish to buy in the supermarket, which piece of equipment would do the job they want, or making industry decisions - to help people make informed choices about their own lifestyles, businesses, and governance and ultimately create a more sustainable future for ourselves and those we share this planet with. This need is perhaps most eloquently summarised by the Royal Society ‘The Public Understanding of Science’ report (1985):
“[Science communication] deals with an issue that is important not only, or even mainly, for the scientific community but also for the nation as a whole and for each individual within it. More than ever, people need some understanding of science, whether they are involved in decision-making at a national or local level, in managing industrial companies, in skilled or semi-skilled employment, in voting as private citizens or in making a wide range of personal decisions. In publishing this report the Council hopes that it will highlight this need for an overall awareness of the nature of science and, more particularly, of the way that science and technology pervade modern life, and that it will generate both debate and decisions on how best they can be fostered".
Whether you prefer to call me a science communicator, science educator, science engager, or even a science journalist, my outreach goes beyond a one-way conversation. Whether it occurs in a public forum or 'behind the scenes', questions, discussion, and debate is highly encouraged. It is through conversation that we can understand and learn from each other, and find workable solutions to promote healthy oceans and sustainability.
THE PRINTED WORD
Whether for online or in print for industry, professional or trade publications, popular media, specialist magazines, interest groups, blog, government, or policy, my writing combines evidence-based science with the words, language, and context that matter to the audience.
THE SPOKEN WORD
Workshops, discussions, speaking special interest groups, industry, or trade events, field trips for kids or adults, or even being interviewed for media outlets, the power of personal interaction and storytelling brings about new understanding - and new solutions.
THE SOCIAL WORD
Short sharp science, feature pieces, audio and visual, my social media activity targets both the specialist and non-specialist alike. The goal is to share science, foster understanding, and engage audiences across the globe - and learn a little more about the wonders of the world myself.
Icon Credits (in order of appearance)
Workshop by Margaret Hagan from the Noun Project
Universally Understood by Brandon Shields from the Noun Project
Speaking Public by Wahyu Prihantoro from the Noun Project
Copywriter by Gan Khoon Lay from the Noun Project
Magazine by b farias from the Noun Project
Blog by Cuby Design from the Noun Project
Collaboration by Krisada from the Noun Project