Freelance Science Writer & Editor

Writing and Editing Services


Do you have ecological or environmental research that you'd like to share? I provide writing and editing services for science communication, academic and corporate projects. I'm equally at home writing for a general or specialist audience.

I can translate complex information in a clear and concise manner, and in a voice appropriate for your audience, to create engaging content for:

  • feature articles
  • information sheets
  • blog posts
  • newsletters

I have a PhD and extensive experience in ecological research, so I’m able to confidently write:
  • scientific manuscripts
  • research reports
  • literature reviews
  • workshop or conference reports
  • evidence-based management guidelines

If you write your own newsletter or blog posts, I can give you a little extra help with the science behind the story.


If you’ve already got the words but want some advice on whether your piece will resonate with your audience, or you just want another set of eyes to look over your work, I offer a variety of editing services:

Substantive editing to improve the flow of ideas and to focus the emphasis on the important outcomes of your work.
For science communication pieces, this includes making sure that the language you’re using is engaging and accessible to your readers.

I provide substantive editing services for scientific manuscripts and reports in the fields of plant ecology, landscape ecology, animal ecology, marine ecology and plant ecophysiology.

Copyediting to ensure your style and tone are consistent, and your wording is proper and precise. This may include technical editing to correct spelling, grammar and sentence construction; style editing so your manuscript agrees with the publisher's style guide; and correlation editing to crosscheck related parts of the manuscript.

Proofreading to check for typographical errors and formatting problems on the proof provided by the publisher.


I’ve always been happy to stand up in front of a crowd and speak.

I’ve spoken about my research at major conferences in Australia and overseas, and standing in a paddock with the local Landcare group. I was regularly asked to speak to school kids about pursuing a career in science while I was doing my PhD.

I’ve also done a few radio interviews, the most memorable one with KTEP National Public Radio in El Paso, Texas.

I can help you to craft your next formal or informal presentation for your target audience.


I can quote an hourly rate or a set fee for your project.

Email me and we can discuss the details.
Science Writer and Editor Perth Australia
Dr Viki Cramer
Freelance science writer specialising in ecology and the environment.
Ecologist - Science Communicator - Editor
Perth, Australia
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