My name is Nancy McGuire. I live in Albuquerque, NM, in the southwestern U.S.

For about ten years after I got my Ph.D. in chemistry, I worked as a laboratory researcher.

These days, 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 have covered topics from perovskites to policy to proteins to petabyte computing.
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: Ph.D. 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
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • Southwest Science Writers Association

Back to Top