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Eve Rickert

Talk Science to Me Inc.

@ the HiVE, 210 - 128 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • British Columbia Branch (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Certification (2014)
  • External Liaison (2012)
  • Financial Standards Reporting Task Force (2012, 2013)


A certified professional editor with 17 years of experience, I focus on the natural sciences, sustainability and Indigenous issues. An enthusiastic science communicator, I believe you can convey your message clearly, concisely and beautifully whether you're a university researcher or a government manager, and whether you're talking about prions, dandelions or land rights.

I hold a master's degree in environmental studies and a certificate in editing. I have in-house experience at D&M Publishers Inc. (former owners of the Douglas & McIntyre, Greystone Books and New Society imprints), the magazines Conservation and High Country News, the journal Environmental Practice, and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Among many others, my freelance clients have included the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Council of Canadian Academies, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the BC Ministry of Environment and Parks Canada.

In addition to my own writing and editing experience, my firm, Talk Science to Me Communications Inc. ( provides full-service publications support, working with associates to offer solutions for everything from small editing jobs to large, complex projects involving editing, print or web design, project management and specialized research. We also support self-publishing authors through the publication process, including creating and managing crowdfunding campaigns to support their books, and we manage all editorial and production matters for independent publisher Thorntree Press (

Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Layout and design
  • Mark-up and coding
  • Metrication
  • On-screen editing
  • Permissions
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Anthologies
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Educational materials, general
  • Graphical materials
  • In-house publications
  • Indexes
  • Magazines
  • Periodicals, general
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Surveys
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Aboriginal people
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Government, federal
  • Government, municipal
  • Government, provincial
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Sciences, general