Hi! I’m Kelly Wade, a content writer and copywriter based near Canberra, Australia.
I help scientists and researchers get more exposure and promote their work. If you want to tell the world about your research and build an online profile that can help you secure grants and other funding, then I can help you get your story out their and demonstrate your expertise.
I also help science-based businesses tell their unique story, connect with their target audiences and prove their authority and leadership in their industry. In short, if you’re a science-based business I can produce awesome sales content and marketing copy aimed at helping you grow your business.
Ok, first things first. I am a geek and proud of it. I love researching, learning and writing about new things. If I don’t have an in-depth knowledge about your niche, I will revel in the opportunity to scuba-dive through the deep waters of your specialisation’s territory.
This love of research and learning probably stems, in part, from my love of science. I studied physics and chemistry in high school, completed a Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours) at Deakin University and then went on to complete a PhD (chemistry/biochemistry/biology) at the Australian National University.
After completing my doctorate, I went into the public sector where I worked on the government’s international science policies. In this role I worked with Australia’s embassy staff posted in the US, India and Europe and represented Australia in leading international fora such as APEC and the OECD.
I first realised I could write well when I won a national poetry competition in high school. Apparently that got me hooked because, as my year 11 and 12 English teacher would probably be horrified to learn, I spent most of the rest of high-school English writing a novel in the margins of the texts we were supposed to be studying.
Fun fact: I wrote my first non-fiction book while waiting for my supervisor to review my PhD thesis. I have now written five gardening books and written and illustrated three picture books for children.
I’ve been writing short- and long-form content in a professional capacity for nearly ten years and nothing pleases me more than being able to use my skills to help scientists produce a greater impact and to help businesses enrich the lives of their customers.
My special interests include:
- Science – That one’s pretty obvious given my background.
- Sustainable gardening – I believe there’s no such thing as a brown thumb. One of my favourite parts of high-school was getting the opportunity to grow edible produce to donate to a local meals-on-wheels, which prepared nutritious meals for the most vulnerable members of our community. I also got a real kick out of running our local community garden for a handful of years.
- Parenting and family life – My husband and I have two beautiful children.
- Education and literacy – For nearly ten years I was a private tutor helping students of all ages with their English, maths and science studies. I also helped teach ballet for three years (and was a dancer myself for nearly 20 years). One day I’ll finish my sci-fi/fantasy novel.
Do you want help promoting yourself or growing your business?
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