Freelance Writing

Blogging

  • As a former recruiter, I am a frequent contributor to career advice blogs dedicated to graduate students and PhDs.

  • Outside of work, my passion is cooking—all chronicled in my food blog, Flipped-Out Food!

Science and Technical Writing

  • I write scientific articles, e-books, and white papers spanning a variety of topics. I have a very strong background in physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and many other biological sciences. I am especially proficient with translating complex scientific jargon into verbiage that laypersons can understand.

Grant Writing

  • Specializing in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track (National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, and others)

  • EU Horizon 2020

Editing*

Copywriting, Copyblogging, and Copyediting

Ghostwriting**

*I perform different levels of editing based on your needs and budget. At the most basic level, editing involves proofreading, correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Deeper editing involves restructuring and/or reordering sentences and paragraphs to read more fluently. Where appropriate, I can suggest additional information that should be included. (However, keep in mind that I am rarely the subject matter expert!)

NOTE: I specialize in English as a second language rewrites (particularly Spanish to English). I have several years of experience editing journal articles, grant applications, theses, and dissertations.

**I am happy to accept work for a fellow writers in need of a vacation or too swamped with work to keep up. I will NOT ghostwrite assignments, dissertations, or theses. However, I am happy to edit them (see above).

 

Testimonials

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"Michelle generated several content pieces for me, including some health science articles and biotech e-books. I found her work to be very thorough and proficient in the covered topic matter, resulting in minimal downstream changes to the specified content." Read the entire review on Michelle's LinkedIn Profile.

H. Zakowicz, Ph.D.

"Michelle's knowledge in evaluating scientific documents such as scientific papers, dissertations and grant proposals was a huge help for me when I was writing my dissertation." Read the entire review on Michelle's LinkedIn profile.

J. Hernandez, Ph.D.