About Us

We are a dynamic team of science writers dedicated to increasing the impact of science by helping clients effectively communicate about research and its value to society.

With more than a decade of experience working with clients in academia, governments, non-profits and industry, we have what it takes to get the job done on time, in budget and with enthusiasm!

People

Anne Frances Johnson, Founder & Lead Science Writer

Anne Frances Johnson, FounderWith a passion for writing and a love of the natural world, Anne enjoys finding creative ways to get other people as excited about science as she is. She has a Master’s degree in Science Journalism and a Bachelor’s in Biology. Before starting her own science writing business, she worked as a Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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Writing & Editing

  • 12 years of experience writing about scientific topics for a variety of clients and target audiences
  • Strong track record editing complex scientific content for clarity and consistency

Multimedia

  • Podcast & video production (voicing, scripting, recording, editing)
  • Games (design, content)
  • Web skills (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, basic html)
  • Graphics (Adobe Creative Suite)

PR & Strategic Communications

  • Earned media (press releases, pitching)
  • Social media & web presence (managing feeds, web redesigns)
  • Strategic planning (audience identification, marketing plans, impact evaluation)

Nancy Lamontagne, Science Writer & Editor

NancyNancy is a science writer and editor who enjoys learning about new research and figuring out how to communicate it in a clear and interesting way. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Science Communication. She has worked as the Associate Director of Communications for a top-ranked nursing school and was the Editor-in-Chief of a technical B2B magazine.

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Writing & Editing

  • 15 years of experience writing about scientific topics for a variety of clients and target audiences

Magazine

  • Editorial calendar development, managing writers and editors, work flow, production, marketing
  • Working with photographers, graphic designers, printers

PR & Strategic Communications

  • Scientific case studies and application notes
  • Electronic newsletters
  • E-mail & direct-mail marketing

Web Skills

  • WordPress, Joomla, basic html
  • Social media & web content

Kathleen Pierce, Science Writer & Researcher

KathleenKathleen is a science writer and content researcher specializing in summarizing complex information, fact-checking and referencing, and organizing content for optimal presentation. She holds a Master’s degree in Library Science and a Bachelor’s in History. She has worked as an English instructor, librarian, researcher and columnist.

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Research

  • A current focus on science, with 10 years of professional reference experience on a wide variety of topics

Writing

  • Clear, comprehensive research summaries with appropriate citations
  • Strong writing skills, developed from teaching English language

Experienced Subcontractors

Recognizing the inevitable peaks and valleys in project workflows—and the reality that the scope or timeline of a project can morph over time—we work with experienced subcontractors to efficiently handle larger projects. This approach is generally far less expensive for the client because it doesn’t incur the overhead expenses of a traditional multi-person firm.

We work closely with each client from the get-go to make sure we’ve got the right team in place to deliver superb work on time and within budget.

Services

We offer just about any service where science meets communication.

  • Writing & Editing for Lay and Scientific Audiences
  • Podcasting, Video Production, Games and Information Graphics
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Communications Consulting
  • Content Research & Literature Searches

Experience

We have worked with a range of clients in academia, government, non-profits and industry. Recent clients include:

  • National Academy of Sciences
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Koshland Science Museum
  • Several Major Research Hospitals
  • University of North Carolina
  • Duke University
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • Optical Society of America
  • Genetics Society of America
  • Renaissance Computing Institute
  • Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation