Gneiss Editing Team

Gneiss Editing is led by founder and editor Megan Sever, but we have teammates throughout the industry with whom we contract to better serve our clients. Below are several of my team members. You're in good hands with anyone from Gneiss Editing!

Joellen Talbot

Joellen is a career editor with decades of science editing and proofreading under her belt. She has edited dozens of government reports, several books, and EARTH Magazine, as well as various reports for non-government groups like AAAS. She knows the Chicago Manual of Style like the back of her hand and excels at finding that pesky little error that everyone else missed. If my life depended on finding a typo, she's who I'd trust to find it. Joellen can be reached through Gneiss Editing. 

Mohi Kumar

Mohi is an award-winning science editor, writer and essayist. She specializes in helping writers give fresh perspectives about Earth, environmental, and space sciences. Her past work includes service as the news manager, scientific content editor, and editorial lead of Eos, the news arm of AGU. A trained scientist with 15+ years of experience in communications, Mohi edits news, features, opinions, technical reports, essays, books, press releases, social media campaigns, and everything in between. She has deep experience with strategic planning and a passion for helping researchers to clearly communicate their work. Mohi can be reached through Gneiss Editing. 

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Alka Tripathy-Lang

Alka is a science writer, fact checker, editor and on occasion, an academic. She earned her Ph.D. in geological sciences from Arizona State University, with a focus on low-temperature thermochronology, geochemistry and tectonics. Her postdoctoral work at the Berkeley Geochronology Center spanned when the Grand Canyon formed, when Tibet went up, when Yosemite Valley formed, and even method development for dating ostrich eggshells. Now, she mostly writes about earthquakes, geophysics, and other hazards related to our warming world. Alka specializes in advising researchers trying to communicate their work. Alka can be reached through Gneiss Editing. 

 

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Kat Cantner

Kat is a geologist, artist, science illustrator and science educator currently living in St. Paul, Minn. She has an educational background in volcanology, archaeology and oceanography, as well as a degree in science illustration. She was EARTH Magazine's illustrator for seven years and now writes narrative nonfiction children's books, teaches geology labs, is a blacksmith and jewelry maker, and still illustrates when she can. She is proficient in Photoshop, cartography and web layout, and can create any kind of scientific illustration you could dream of, from paintings of Pleistocene landscapes to cross sections of entire regions. Kat can be reached through Gneiss Editing

www.kcantner.com

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Nicole Schmidgall

Nicole is a graphic designer with 10+ years experience working for many publications, the longest of which was EARTH Magazine, where she mastered the art of making any scientific document attractive. Nicole is currently a full-time designer for a nonprofit that allows her to create everything from magazines, brochures and mailers to web graphics and advertisements for multiple formats. She is proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and also creates websites. She can design to meet your needs, whatever they may be. Nicole lives in Northern Virginia. Nicole can be reached through Gneiss Editing

www.nicoleschmidgall.com

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