Dr Margie Beilharz

I am a freelance editor, writer and science communicator.Margie Beilharz

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

I have a background in science (with a BSc(Hons) and PhD in zoology from the University of Melbourne), policy (working for the Victorian Government) and academia (lecturing in environmental management at Deakin University). I also have a Graduate Diploma in Social Science (Technical Communication) from Swinburne University.

I have worked in science communication since 2008, using my skills in content writing, structural editing and copyediting, proofreading, media and PR in projects for Commonwealth and state governments, universities, research institutes, publishers, not-for-profit organisations and private companies (see my clients).

I’ve been a freelance editor and writer (working mainly as a science editor) since 2014, having previously worked in-house at science media and PR agency Science in Public. I remain an associate of Science in Public. Since September 2014, I’ve edited and distributed the monthly newsletter of Editors Victoria.

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.