Dr Margie Beilharz is a freelance editor and writer.Margie-Beilharz07-crop-400

I’m skilled in tackling those slippery issues of expression, grammar and formatting to produce clear and effective material that tells your story.

With a background in science (PhD in zoology) and academia (lecturing in environmental management), I started working in science communication in 2008. I have used my skills in content writing, structural and copyediting, proofreading, media and PR in projects for Commonwealth and state governments, universities, research institutes, publishers, not-for-profit organisations and private companies.

The Open Desk is my freelance writing and editing business, through which I’ve worked on projects for Commonwealth and state governments, universities, education not-for-profits, professional societies and others (see my clients).

I’m also an associate of media and PR agency Science in Public, working on projects that require my editing skills. I’ve worked with Science in Public since 2008 – writing, editing, events, media, PR, project management, admin and business management – for government, business, research, university and publishing clients.

I’m a Freelance Pro member of the MEAA, a professional member of IPEd (Institute of Professional Editors) and a member of the Australian Science Communicators. I’m also communication officer for Editors Victoria, the state branch of IPEd.

I’m based in Melbourne, Australia.