Dr Stephen Heap
Making science readable and inspiring.
My origins are in academia, but I now bridge science with popular culture (for fun) and perform technical writing (for profit).
I had a comfortable job as a post-doctoral researcher, but I felt constrained by the academic institution. So I decided to go freelance.
My passion has always been to write about science. I am inspired to clearly describe ideas that have never been conceived, to interpret the cold realities of data into story, and to expound on why something mundane is transcendent.
This is all to say that academic writing is a passionate and poetic affair for me. I want to make it interesting.
As your writer I can promise a professional attitude, a collaborative spirit and dogged perseverance.
Dedicated to Quality
As your freelance writer, I share your criteria for success and failure. If you win, I win. If you lose, I lose. If I don't meet high standards, I literally go hungry. So I will endevor to help you write documents that make you proud.
Conform to style guides and ethical publication practice
Documents that meet publication demands
It's all About Teamwork
You need a document to satisy someone, and I'm on your side to help deliver. I work as part of your team to solve writing problems and produce documents that bring you value. We are producing something together, so it's important for me to meet your needs with open and honest communication.
Project brief that defines goals and needs
Legal contract to protect your interests
Confidentiality of Data and Subjects
Work produced to deadlines and quality standards
Communication through e-mail, Skype, Slack, or whatever suits
Adaptive to your Needs
Your needs are unique, and you have your own timeline to consider. As a freelance writer, your needs are my priority and your timeline is my own. I am not burdened by institutional structures or overhead, and I can adapt my scheduling to suit you.
Quick response times
Adaptive freelance business structure
It's my job to ensure that you have the documents you need when you need them. I will work to milestones and keep you well informed of my progress. We will both have clear ideas of what can be expected and when.
Deadlines held by contract
Open and honest communication to keep you informed
Duty to Scientific Integrity
The integrity of scientific knowledge rests on a code of ethics. It's my duty to ensure that all documents I help produce adhere to these standards.
Conform to research and publication ethics
Inform you of any ethical oversights