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Nicky C. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 22, 2010

Nicky C.

Bilingual Marine Biologist who loves writing.
   Maldives
Male

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $6

General field of expertise is in the Marine Environment, especially tropical coastal issues and ecology. My career revolves around marine resource management to enhance sustainable social development.

My spare time is dedicated to various water sports, travel and food, and along with environmental issues, are my main focus in writing.

The majority of my experience is mainly in scientific writing, but I am committed to communicating relevant issues to the public in a non-biased, interesting and informative way.

I can also translate...

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Skills (4)

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English
Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Italian
Italian To English Translation Skills Test
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Translation English Italian
English To Italian Translation Skills Test
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Service Description

Marine Scientist working in the Republic of Maldives for the government in the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture. I am contracted by the world bank.

I have many hobbies including outdoors sports, travelling, and food. I enjoy mainly writing about my experiences in these fields. I also like to challenge myself with writing opinion pieces on social development and environmental issues which are extremely important to me.

My main hobby is cooking, and I am currently looking to publish some of my recipes. I especially like to draw ideas and inspiration from countries I have travelled to and find ways of integrating ideas, styles and ingredients with British food when I am back in the UK. Increasing social and environmental awareness in the hospitality and catering industry is also an issue which I am extremenly passionate about.

I am currently trying to hone my skills to eventually move away from academia and more into a 'mediator' role between policy makers, scientists and the public. I feel that currently a lot of conflict surrounds many development and environmental dilemmas because of a mis-understanding and lack of empathy between the different groups. Therefore I would like to practice my non-scientific writing skills in order to be able to interest and engage my various target audiences.

Because of my scientific training, I have good analytical skills and am experienced at using a wide variety of statistical packages. I also have a lot of field and...

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Education

Newcastle University
Tropical Coastal Management, MSc
2007 - 2008
Swansea University
Marine Biology BSc
2002 - 2005
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Marine Ecology
Food
Environment
Italian
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