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Barbra Rodriguez is a versatile, efficient editor who works with clients in the life sciences and engineering, with an emphasis on earth sciences, conservation and landscape sustainability. She also has 21 years of experience covering most areas of health and science, with 19 of those years of experience at research units of universities. That includes eight years of covering landscape sustainability research for a unit of the Univ. of Texas at Austin. She began editing in the late 1990s, with editing experience on staff newsletters, several magazines, and freelance features. Barbra has also judged the book competitions of the Writers’ League of Texas (2014, 2015) and the National Association of Science Writers (2016). Since 2016, she has been proofreading non-fiction books for Greenleak Book Group, and editing self-help authors, journal articles, and educational web modules. She holds a master's degree in cell and molecular biology (Washington University in St. Louis), and a certificate in science communication (Univ. of Calif., Santa Cruz). She has also undertaken extensive training on copy editing through the Univ. of Calif., San Diego, acing four of five classes so far, including one on digital editing.
Areas of Expertise
Agriculture, Architecture, Chemistry, Computers/Electronics, Diversity, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environment/Nature, Health/Medicine, Life Sciences, Lifestyle, Marginalized Communities, Marketing & Public Relations, Memoir, Nonprofit Organizations, Personal Development (Self-Help), Psychology, Religion/Spirituality, Social Sciences, Writing
Other Areas
Biology, conservation, diversity issues, gardening, landscape restoration, sustainability, alternative energy.
Nonfiction Genres
Academic/Scholarly, Creative Nonfiction (Literary), Memoir, Personal, Scientific, Technical
Fiction Genres
Editorial and Adjacent Services
Beta Reading, Coaching (Writing), Copyediting, Copywriting, Custom Style Guides, Developmental Editing, Fact Checking, Interviews, Line Editing, Manuscript Evaluation, Proofreading, Research, Sensitivity Reading, SEO, Writing
Other Services
Conference correspondent. Ghost-writing. Moderately fluent in Spanish. Providing publishing guidance.
Types of Media
Articles/Blogs, Biographies/Memoirs, E-books, Journals, Magazines, Newsletters, Newspapers, Novels, Press Releases/Kits, Proposals, Consumer Publications, Trade Publications, Reports, Speeches, Textbooks
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Other Skills
20 years of experience editing and writing engaging profiles, features, conference summaries and other long-form content for lay audiences, often about complex subjects; regularly proof and copyedit newsletters, blog posts and more.
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