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AESE Members Who Freelance

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Andrew Alden,
Editing of natural-science content in hard copy or soft: research papers, college textbooks, monographs, popular articles, proceedings, websites, marcom. BA in geology; experience in private and public sectors; in AESE since 1981.

Mark Allen, - Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
Mark Allen joined AESE in July 2021. He is the editor and owner of Mark Allen Editorial LLC in Columbus, Ohio. He has worked for Humanities magazine and for Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. He was a copy editor at the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch and the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press.

Nicole D. Barlow,
BSc in earth science and geography, technical/scientific writing and editing, copy editing, research, desktop publishing, graphic creation and editing.

Mary-Margaret Coates,
MS in Geology. Editing in the natural sciences and engineering; text, table, figure, and map editing.

Amy Collette,
As an experienced technical and academic writer and book editor, my goal is to make your manuscript clear and enjoyable to read. My background includes earth and climate science, remote sensing, GIS, physics, and software development.

Janet W. Crampton,
Writing and editing in earth and environmental sciences and in gender equity

Barbara D'Amario,
BSc and MSc in Geological Sciences, PhD in Environmental Sciences.
My areas of expertise are the Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences; moreover, I can work on texts in American English, British English, or Italian. I offer copyediting, proofreading, and formatting services to scientists, graduate students, companies, and nonprofit organizations. Please visit my website for more info:


Bob Davie,
Editorial areas of expertise: scientific and technical writing and editing; copy editing; literature and web research; desktop publishing; publication project management; style-guide development.

Dana Desonie,
Writing and editing in the earth, ocean and environmental sciences for professional papers and proposals, textbooks, educational software, websites, encyclopedia, newsletters, and magazines. Ph.D. in geological oceanography, M.S. and B.A. in geology.

Elaine R. Firestone, ELS,
Editorial consulting, professional manuscript editing, and copyediting of many disciplines including oceanography, meteorology, remote sensing, Earth and space sciences, optical and oceanographic sensors, corrosion science, botany, horticulture, viticulture, enology, general agriculture, environmental sciences, etc.; non-scientific subjects as well. Specializes in making multi-authored texts read as if one person wrote it. Will edit in Word, PDF, InDesign, TeX, as well as hardcopy. Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS)-certified editor.

Andrew Goodell,
I have over 15 years as a consulting engineering and environmental geologist in the Pacific Northwest; I currently live and work in central Mexico. My writing and editing specialties are in earth and environmental sciences, engineering geology, civil engineering, natural hazards, geomorphology, natural hazards, water resources, geography, environmental history, international development, México, travel. My editorial consulting includes technical editing, copyediting, line editing, proofreading; business communications and digital copy; fact-checking and research; graphic editing, including text, tables, figures, and maps; and style guide, grammar, and language consulting.

Caitlin Hartig,
M.S. Geology (Geothermal Energy), GIS Certification, B.S. Geosciences, and B.M.A. Music Performance. Writing experience and publications include scientific articles, ghost writing for online product advertisements, and fiction (novels, poetry, short stories, articles). Editing services are available for scientific articles, fiction (novels, poetry, short stories, articles), resumes, cover letters, and advertisements, as well as layout design for advertisement posters.

Murray Hay,
Editing and preparation of manuscripts for journal submission; earth and ocean sciences, ecology, micropalaeontology. Lead or co-author of multiple peer-reviewed papers. Fluent in French. Experience working with ESL/EFL authors.

Sarah Henneke, - Stephenville, Texas, U.S.A.
Sarah Henneke joined AESE in September 2021. She is the owner and operator of Arrowstar Games in Stephenville, Texas. She has worked as a copy editor at Universal Designs.

Elsa Kapitan-White, or 
Writing and editorial (hard copy and PC and Mac platforms), oilfield specialization

Elizabeth D. Koozmin,
Editing for the earth sciences, including geologic map editing, scientific illustrations editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading. B.S. in Geology, M.S. in Cartographic and Geographic Sciences. Experience with government scientists and EFL authors since 1983.

Joan Melcher,
Decades of writing and editing experience, much of it in the earth sciences. Project editor for Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (Botkin/Keller) and many other academic and trade books. Examples of work can be found at my website:

Rich Meyrick,
Ph.D. in Earth Sciences and Environmental Change (Cambridge), M.Sc. in Recent Environmental Change (Liverpool) and B.Sc. in Geography (London). Published author, editor and researcher in both scientific and literary genres. Copy editing for any field. Content editing and writing for earth sciences, the environment and related topics. Experienced in both British and US English.

Rowena Mills,
Editorial. Geoscience, geophysics, news, historical, fiction.

Marilyn Perlberg,
Editing and copyediting experience primarily for articles and books in the geosciences but also in other academic fields. Major clients since 2007 include SEG and AAPG. Experience editing manuscripts by ESL geoscientists seeking to publish in English. PhD and published writer of reference and teaching materials in English language arts and social studies.

Lisa Pinsker, lpinsker@NASW.ORG
Experienced and professional science writer and editor who specializes in earth and environmental science.

Andrea Price, - Berea, Ohio, U.S.A.
Andrea Price joined AESE in November 2021. She is a contract academic editor for American Journal Experts, CACTUS, and XpertScientific, working as a language editor in the physical sciences.

William D. Rose,
AESE Charter Member. A.B. and M.S. in geology. More than 35 years' experience in geological editing and publication management. Can provide editing of text and illustrations, including maps, in hard copy and electronic format; extensive experience in successfully communicating with authors and reviewers. Clients include scientific organizations in the geological sciences.

Megan Sever,
Degrees in geology and English plus close to two decades of experience, technical/scientific writing and editing, substantive/developmental content editing, copy editing, fact-checking, style editing, proofreading, press release writing, feature writing, news writing, mentorship consulting, publications consulting.

Steven A.F. Smith,
Steven A. F. Smith is a former academic geologist who has published widely in leading earth science journals. He now runs his own scientific editing business, GeoSmith Editing. Smith offers a range of editing services in all fields of geoscience, but he specializes in developmental editing of journal articles on structural and metamorphic geology, tectonics, experimental rock deformation, mineralogy and petrology, volcanology, geophysics, and seismology.

Jeff Suwak,
Jeff Suwak has 14 years of editing experience and has worked on numerous USGS series reports.

Victor Van Beuren,
Indexing services offered for geological, geophysical, and physical science books and topical compilations. More than 20 years in STM publication management and editing (journals/books/magazines). Clients include commercial and professional organizations.

Jonathon Waian,
Jonathon Waian joined AESE as a student member in January 2022. He received a M.S. in geological sciences from Ohio University and is a graduate student at the University of Arizona, majoring in engineering with a focus on mining, geology, and geophysical engineering. Waian is a freelance scientific editor with experience as a copy editor, substantive editor, and proofreader. He has published five conference abstracts and posters with GSA and AGU and edited eight publications.

Paul Wraxton, - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Paul Wraxton joined AESE in September 2021. He is establishing a home-based freelance proofreading business in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. He has worked as a copy editor, production editor, and managing editor, and has edited hundreds of technical reports for a geotechnical, hydrogeologic, and geonvironmental consultancy in northwestern England.

Joanne Yeary,
Thorough, high-quality technical editing of environmental consulting reports, expert reports and presentations, and hydrogeologic data. Over 20 years of environmental consulting and quality assurance experience. B.S. in Geology and M.S. in Technological Systems Management (Environmental and Waste Management concentration) from Stony Brook University.

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