Skills and experience

Natural Communication offers clients the combined research and communication skills of Dr Trudi Ryan.

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Trudi is an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors. She has a PhD in Ecology and 25 years experience in research, education and communication.

Trudi has completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with CSIRO and worked as a research communicator with Land & Water Australia following graduate studies in marketing and communication. Trudi previously lectured at universities and TAFE Colleges and is a member of Editors Victoria and Australian Science Communicators.

How can a professional editor help me?

A skilled editor can help get your message through. An editor can:

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  • be an impartial first reader
  • apply a logical structure and flow
  • guide on choice and consistency of language and style
  • simplify language, clarify messages and remove ambiguity
  • correct grammar and spelling
  • check logic and layout of graphics, tables and other images
  • help manage large projects and liaise between authors, designers and publishers, and
  • proofread for errors as a final check before publication.

How can a specialist science writer and editor improve my communication?

  • Scientists will trust their written work to someone with a science background who understands the research process and reporting requirements.
  • Government agencies and authorities want to ensure the research they fund and reports they produce are communicated in a clear and understandable format.
  • A specialist writer and editor that has experience as both a researcher and communicator is well placed to ensure complex information is communicated in an appropriate style for the intended audience.

Contact us

Trudi Ryan
BSc (Hons), PhD, GradDip
Accredited Editor
(Institute of Professional Editors)
PO Box 271, Beechworth VIC 3747
Phone: 03 5728 2989
Mobile: 0417 210 643

Natural Communication works in partnership with the Australian Resilience Centre to build the capacity of regional communities and institutions facing uncertain futures.

Please visit the Australian Resilience Centre website for further information.