Rowena Rae



Rowena Rae


BSc (Biology), PhD (Freshwater ecology), MA (Writing about science)

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West Coast Editorial Associates

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I’m a science editor and writer with a passion for life sciences and the environment. I edit all types of documents and manuscripts, and I especially love working on children’s books.

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I have 20 years of science editing and writing experience, most of it in life sciences, ecology, environment, and health. I also edit business materials and children’s/educational materials.

I’m a careful and friendly editor who can help you write a great article, report, grant proposal, book, memo, lesson, or other material for your intended readers.

With undergraduate and graduate degrees in biology, I’m not afraid of scientific language or asking questions to make sure I understand. I like working with numbers and data, too, including editing and critiquing graphs and charts. I have experience developing environmental indicators and writing, editing, and producing state-of-the-environment reports.

I also write fiction and nonfiction stories, articles, and books for children and have edited educational materials for several publishers and individuals.

Skills Copy editing, Developmental editing, Education and instructional editing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Plain Language editing, Research, Rewriting, Scientific writing, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing, Writing, Writing coach
Subject / Areas of Interest Book publishing, Business, Earth and Life Sciences, Education, Environmental editing, Environmental impact assessments, Fiction, Government publications, Medicine, Non-fiction, Sciences
Types of Publications Annual Reports, Books, Brochures, Conference proceedings, Correspondence: government, Magazines, Newsletters, Reports