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Kara L, PhD | Elance
 
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Kara L, PhD

Science & Environment Research/Writing/Editing
   Canada
  |   Hamilton, Ontario
  |  7:07 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $50

BIOTIC SYNTAX :: consulting services from a professional scientist, analyst, educator and project manager, with a creative flair... I invite interesting opportunities to use my research, writing and editing expertise, especially re: science, environment & travel.

Skills include analysis, content writing, editing, french-english translation, by an environmental biologist with 20+ years of professional experience and a passion for making the technical reachable. I also offer project management and advice on study design/ dissertations |...

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I am writing a series of 18 original articles about the ecology of cloud forests in...
http://www.monteverdetours.com/disappearing-frogs-in-monteverde.html
I am writing a series of 18 original articles about the ecology of cloud forests in...
http://www.monteverdetours.com/thirsty-forests-costa-rica.html
I was hired to research and write a series of 18 original articles about tropical...
http://www.monteverdetours.com/monteverde-orchids-and-hummingbirds.html
This is one of my article contributions as a writer for Brainblogger. The full article...
This is one of my article contributions as a writer for Brainblogger. The full article...
I was a co-author of this technical report. A sample of the text is the next item in my...
A small excerpt from a species account (Elegant tern) for the Birds of North America...
Example of recent published writing: this paper describes research conducted during my...
Example of recent published writing: this paper describes research conducted during my...

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Service Description

I provide the following skills and services:

SCIENCE: I am a field Ecologist / Conservation Biologist educated in the fields of Biology and Environmental Studies. My research interests include biodiversity, ecology, ornithology, resource policy, wildlife management, and environmental restoration.

- environmental work of all kinds, including project management
- independent or collaborative research, including data analysis, interpretation and communication of results
- educational materials such as curriculum development, lesson plans and original learning activities for students of any age

WRITING: my specialties are science, ecology, environment, natural history and education, birds, ecotourism / adventure travel, sustainable building and design, and other "green" initiatives. (And, randomly: knitting!) I can communicate complex ideas in a clear and dynamic style. My work is published in many peer-reviewed journals and in popular media.

- general technical writing, briefing notes, background papers, and reports
- creative / content writing: articles, stories, blog posts, presentations, as required
- summarizing scientific and technical material: e.g. medical research, financial information, statistical analysis
- proofreading, copy editing and editing technical material (articles, presentations, proposals, theses)
- aiding authors whose mother tongue is not English with the publication process
- help with funding and research proposals

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Employment

several Universities and Government Departments
consulting Researcher, Biologist &Technical Writer
1990 - Present
Freelance consultant with Universities, Government Departments, and scientists. Key clients since 2012 include Canadian Wildlife Service, France's Centre national de la recherche scientifique, a...
Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada
Postdoctoral Fellow, Boreal Avian Modeling Project
2007 - 2010
University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Teaching Assistant and Doctoral Researcher
2002 - 2008
House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Environmental Policy Advisor
1997 - 1999

Education

University of Toronto
PhD Ecology & Evolution / Environmental Studies
- 2008
Queen's University
MSc Biology (evolutionary biology, conservation)
- 1996
University of Guelph
BSc Biology (botany, ecology, resources, wildlife)
- 1994

Keywords

conservation biology
ecology
environmental science
green initiatives
natural resources policy
research and education
science writing
technical writing
french translation
editing
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