Watershed Notes

I have been a freelance writer since 2001, when I started writing for the University of Alberta’s Public Affairs Office during my PhD. I then wrote for CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd monthly newsletter, interviewing scientists about the work they were doing with CH2M HILL support.

During my academic career my freelancing slowed down significantly as being a university professor doesn’t allow for a lot of free time on the side. I did write some outreach pieces, but unfortunately the freelance work took a back seat to my career.

However, once I left academia I started freelancing again in order to try and keep my brain exercised, to try and make use of what I have learned if only to make a small contribution to all the great work out there that freelancers do.

Some of the areas I try to contribute to include: Book Reviews, Essays on topics ranging from the environment to mental health, Interviews – such as Woman in Science and authors I find interesting, the importance of good Science Communication, and Science based writing on topics in and around my background in watershed science.

Thanks for stopping by. Please poke around, read a bit and let me know what you think!


Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

― Mary Oliver