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!
SayoStudio pulls your audience in and tells your scientific story by creating compelling, accurate art. Whether it's animating the inner workings of our cells or illustrating the grand mysteries of the universe, SayoStudio helps capture and share your curiosity. They are a full-service science communication agency, providing award-winning animation, illustration and design. Gneiss Editing contracts with SayoStudio's illustrators, animators and designers to meet all of your illustration, animation and design needs. SayoStudio can be reached through Gneiss Editing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruby McConnell is a geologist and environmental scientist with 15 years of experience in education. An award-winning writer, Ruby’s published work focuses on place and earth science with a particular emphasis on the intersection of the environment and human experience. Ruby has written extensively about the Pacific Northwest and the outdoors in scientific journals and mainstream and literary outlets. She is the author of the outdoor skill and adventure guide series, A Woman’s and Girl’s Guides to the Wild. Her essay collection, Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life was a finalist for the 2020 Oregon Book Awards. Ruby can be reached through Gneiss Editing.
Trileigh Tucker earned her Ph.D. in geology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with specialties in geochemistry, mineralogy and igneous petrology. After working as a research coordinator at the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography, she joined Seattle University’s Environmental Studies Department, where she served as Associate Professor and department chair while teaching geology, natural history, research writing, and other courses related to interdisciplinary environmental science. She has worked as a professional freelance science editor since 2016. Trileigh is also a published author of creative nonfiction and a visual artist specializing in nature photography and watercolor. Trileigh can be reached through Gneiss Editing.
Elizabeth Wilson has been a science writer and editor for over 30 years. She has degrees in physics and chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Science Writing graduate certificate from UC Santa Cruz. She spent the bulk of her career at Chemical and Engineering News, anchoring the magazine's physical chemistry, geochemistry and space chemistry coverage. Now she's a freelancer, and enjoys making documents more understandable and entertaining. She's a fan of isotope geochemistry and fireworks. Elizabeth can be reached through Gneiss Editing.