I have twenty years experience as an ecologist. I am a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM). I have worked for multinational companies at a senior level, on large, complex, public-realm schemes with multiple stakeholders, providing the lead ecology role for numerous projects across a broad range of sectors and providing a wide range of deliverables. I have also successfully set up and run my own ecology consultancy business and leading online ecology magazine (Inside Ecology).

I offer the following desk-based support, proofreading/proof-editing and writing services for ecologists:

Remote, desk-based ecology support

It can be difficult to manage the desk-based side of ecology work whilst trying to balance other demands of the role, such as field surveys and project management; to this end, I provide desk-based support, such as, report writing, license applications and data-analysis.

Report reviews – proof-editing service

I offer a confidential, cost effective report review service for freelance ecologists and consultancies. I provide a comprehensive service where comments and advice are balanced and appropriate, and of course, undertaken in line with best practice guidance, policy and legislation – it is invaluable to have an experienced eye to check things over before sending a report out to a client.

I also review report templates and provide feedback as to how you can improve them, ensuring that they are fit for purpose.

My prices are competitive – having worked as a freelancer, I understand that margins can be tight. You can even work the cost of the review into your fee proposal upfront. I also understand that you are probably working to a tight deadline, so I’m usually able to turn a review around at short notice.

I am experienced in undertaking technical peer reviews of reports and proofreading/proof-editing.

Here’s what others have to say:

“The report review service provided by Kate Priestman has been incredibly valuable to us over the last year. Kate provides excellent technical advice on complex projects and her proofreading is extremely thorough – providing excellent feedback and advice in the process, which has led to some changes to our report templates. Her service represents excellent value for money.”  

“I was very happy with the review work you did for us. I think your input was very insightful and gave me added confidence in the report.” 

“I recently used Kate Priestman’s report review service and I highly recommend it.”

“Highly recommended. Always impressed with the comments and quick turnaround!”

Writing service

Do you have a blog, news page or newsletter, but simply don’t have the time to write articles or update content, especially during the whirlwind of the survey season? I provide the perfect solution by writing articles/posts for you.

Articles will highlight your latest projects, general ecological issues, detail the latest industry news and key developments, and inform about important changes to legislation, policy and best practice (where of relevance to your clients).

Whilst it is widely accepted that regularly updated content for websites and newsletters is crucial, both for SEO and generating sales – reinforcing the impression that a company is current and proactive, as well as keeping clients informed – many businesses simply don’t have the time or resources to implement this. Hiring a freelance writer can be a great solution, especially one with significant experience of working in and writing about your sector.

I’d love to discuss your requirements further. You can get in touch via the Contact page.