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Tracey Hooper

Sidney, BC


I am a science editor, writer, and biologist who specializes in environmental issues, such as:

  • biodiversity
  • species at risk
  • forestry
  • grassland ecology
  • fisheries research
  • marine planning
  • water management
  • agricultural best management practices
  • environmental impact assessments

I have an M.Sc., am a Registered Professional Biologist (Ret), and have more than 20 years' work experience, which means I provide my clients with a strong science background, commitment to professionalism, and knowledge of a wide range of subjects. Consequently, my list of clients is diverse: it includes federal and provincial government agencies, NGOs, academia, industry, the private sector, and online journals. 

But it's not all about stuffy science. I enjoy working as a team with authors to help them bring out the best in their writing and tailor it to the needs of their audience. My respectful approach, attention to detail, commitment to quality, and sense of humour have been appreciated by both experienced authors and those who dread the writing process.

The following have been some of my favourite editing projects:

  • Proceedings of the Species at Risk 2004 Pathways to Recovery Conference —140 papers  presented at an international conference
  • The Grasslands of British Columbia—a 500-page book on grassland ecology written for the Grasslands Conservation Council of B.C.
  • Planning for Biodiversity—A Guide for Farmers and Ranchers—a user-friendly guide for agricultural producers interested in benefitting their operations by managing for biodiversity
  • Pluralism, Resilience, and the Ecology of Survival: Case Studies from the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan—a fascinating article written for the online journal Ecology and Society


Tracey Hooper of the Editors Assoc. of Canada is the best editor I could have asked for. She caught the spirit of this work and made it stronger. (Marion Robinson, author of Gaining Insights: Talking to Rowdies)

Tracey Hooper rigorously reviewed the penultimate draft of the manuscript and provided valuable comments that enhanced the final product. We thank her for her diligence and constructive critique. (Authors' acknowledgement, The Grasslands of British Columbia)

We are indebted to you for your expertise, work ethic, and tolerance, Tracey. I am utterly confident that your interpersonal skills are a match for your formidable editorial acumen. (Fiona Hamilton, senior editor)

Additonal profiles



Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Conference materials
  • Government materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • Periodicals, general
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides


  • Animals
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Energy, mines and natural resources