Tracey Hooper



Tracey Hooper


B.Sc. (Biology), M.Sc. (Wildlife ecology)

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Sidney, B.C.


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I am a science editor, writer, and biologist who specializes in environmental issues.

Personal Biography

I specialize in editing and writing for the environmental sciences on issues related to:

marine planning
fisheries research
water management
agricultural issues
impact assessments

With an M.Sc. in biology and more than 20 years’ experience, I have been able to help a wide range of authors create well-crafted publications that speak clearly to their audiences.  My clients include federal and provincial government agencies, NGOs, academia, industry, the private sector, and online journals.

Some of my favourite editing projects have been:

Nearshore Fish and Fish Habitat Assessments Related to Marine Structure Developments at Arviat, Chesterfield Inlet, Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq, and Repulse Bay, Nunavut —an 80-page environmental assessment report written by Jacques Whitford AXYS, an environmental consulting firm

The Grasslands of British Columbia—a 500-page book on grassland ecology written for the Grasslands Conservation Council of B.C.

Vegetative Buffers for Intensive Agricultural Operations in British Columbia: Beneficial Management Practices Guidebook —a user-friendly guide for agricultural producers interested in benefitting their operations by addressing environmental issues

Evidence That a Highway Reduces Apparent Survival Rates of Squirrel Gliders—a scientific article written for the online journal Ecology and Society

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Editors Canada:

Skills Copy editing, Developmental editing, Fact checking, Online editing, Plain Language editing, Reference checking, Research, Rewriting, Scientific editing, Scientific writing, Structural editing, Substantive editing, Technical writing
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, Earth and Life Sciences, Environmental editing, Environmental impact assessments, Government publications, Sciences
Types of Publications Annual Reports, Brochures, Conference proceedings, Reports
Citation styles Chicago, In-house styles