Karen Barry



Karen Barry


B.Sc. (Biology), M.Sc. (Biology), Certificate in Editing (in progress)

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Personal Biography

I am a freelance editor, researcher, and proofreader. My background is in the biological and environmental sciences, in particular marine biology, fisheries, water quality, wildlife ecology, and environmental impact studies. Other areas of editing interest include education, health and wellness, and nature.

I have over 15 years of experience in writing and editing research papers, technical reports and grant proposals. From my work with nonprofits, I have experience developing and editing promotional and educational materials, such as newsletters, campaign letters, brochures, and training guides, as well as popular articles for magazines and web content. With a keen eye for detail and a solid understanding of clear language principles, I enjoy working with various forms of nonfiction.

Skills Copy editing, Editing, Education and instructional editing, Fact checking, Grant/proposal writing, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Reference checking, Research, Scientific editing, Scientific writing, Structural editing, Technical writing, Website content creation
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, Earth and Life Sciences, Education, Environmental editing, Environmental impact assessments, Government publications, Non-fiction, Sciences
Types of Publications Annual Reports, Blogs, Books, Brochures, Conference proceedings, Correspondence: government, Magazines, Newsletters, News releases, Policy documents, Reports, Websites