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About WritingaDifference.com

What I Offer

You have ideas or results that you want to get more widely known. I offer a variety of services to help you turn these ideas into high quality documents that are ready for publication.

  • Articles for peer-reviewed journals
  • PhD Thesis
  • Articles for newspapers and magazines
  • Blogposts
  • Publicity materials
  • Reports
  • Project proposals

During my career I have collaborated closely with academics and professionals from a wide range of natural and social science disciplines. This broad-based knowledge informs my work as editor and translator.

If your writing deals with a topic not listed under  my areas of expertise on this page, please consult me and I will give an honest opinion as to whether or not I am qualified to accept the work.

I am also happy to consider proposal to edit fictional writing.


Why good writing makes a difference

Whether you are an aspiring writer or already a published author, good writing matters.

What counts as ‘good writing’ depends on where and how it is published. What works in print may not be appropriate for an online publication, and vice versa.

In some cases you may be required to adhere to the norms of ‘objective’ academic writing. In others you will wish project your unique writing voice, so that both your message and your personality come across clearly to readers.

Whatever your needs, I can help you improve the style and structure of your writing, in order to communicate more effectively with your intended readership.


Editor and co-author of the blog “Africa Wild”, written by Paula Kahumbu and published online by The Guardian.

Language editor and translator of the book “Transdisciplinarity for Sustainability”, edited by Martina Padmanabhan (editor) for the German Human Ecology Society.

Copy editor for Inter-Research, Germany, editing articles for Marine Ecology Progress Series, Climate Research and other academic titles.

Copy editor/proof reader of articles for “Pachyderm”, journal of the African Elephant, African Rhino and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Lead author of Climate Smart Agriculture Profiles for Costa Rica, El Savador, and Grenada, for publication by the World Bank. Client: Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE, Costa Rica).

Co-author of the master’s level online distance learning module: “T878 Capacities for Managing Development”, for the Open University, UK

  • Advocacy
  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Climate science
  • Conservation biology
  • Development project management
  • Development studies
  • Environmental conservation
  • Environmental/institutional economics
  • Fisheries management
  • Forestry
  • Gender studies
  • Marine ecology
  • National parks and protected areas
  • Philosophy
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability science
  • Transdisciplinary research
"Thanks for your work. It is always good to give it to an editor before submission. :o) Also the co-authors said that the wording has improved and the article reads much nicer now."
- D.R.