About Me

About Nancy

I interpret scientific and technical information for nonscientists, and I facilitate communication between scientists and the general public. I make use of my experience in the laboratory, in the publishing industry, and in government and corporate communications.

Résumé: Downloadable pdf document

How I got here and what it's like:
American Chemical Society
"Chemist Profiles"
Wiley-VCH & ChemPubSoc Europe "Careers"

I write about science, engineering, and computing for

  • Specialists
  • Scientific and technical nonspecialists
  • Readers with little formal science education but a great interest in all things scientific

I help scientists and engineers get their message across to their intended audiences using

  • Substantive and development editing
  • Cross-media content adaptation
  • Graphics and images

I write about perovskites, policy, proteins, and petabyte computing, but I'm really good at

  • Materials science
  • Chemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Optics, diffraction, and spectroscopy

I have experience working with several media forms:

  • Magazines (print, online)
  • Websites (content, organization)
  • Newsletters (print, e-mail)
  • Academic and professional journals
  • Conference exhibits and presentations


  • Education: PhD in Chemistry (solid state/physical specialization)
  • Experience: corporate communications, public affairs, trade publications, laboratory research

Professional affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Geophysical Union
  • DC Science Writers Association
  • National Association of Science Writers