Certified Professional Editor
Eve Rickert is a certified professional editor and Talk Science to Me mastermind. She has a background in biology and extensive editing experience.
Eve Rickert is a certified professional editor, and she takes the lead on most Talk Science to Me projects. Her specialty is writing and editing, and she has a particular flair for creating indexes.
Growing up, Eve wanted to be a scientist-an astrophysicist, to be exact. She was pursuing advanced math and science when she got sidetracked by her passion for travel. She spent a year in Costa Rica and six months in India. It was during this time that she realized her passion for the environment. She started to pursue a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology and then decided to focus her efforts on helping people formulate and express their research.
Eve Rickert has been writing and editing professionally since 2002 on issues relating to sustainability, policy, science and Aboriginal affairs. Her experience working with a scientific journal led her to discover she has a knack for helping people tell their stories, especially when those stories focus on complex facts and detailed concepts. She moved to Vancouver from the US and completed a certificate in editing at Simon Fraser University. She worked as an in-house editor at Douglas & McIntyre and freelanced with various organizations. She then had the opportunity to direct the exhibit and program development for the opening of UBC's Beaty Biodiversity Museum. There, Eve realized how much she loved combining different people and talents, fusing everything together to create something bigger than the sum of its parts. With this in mind, she created Talk Science to Me.