- Perth, GB
- £20 /hr
- Available now
Here's what you really need to know about me: I'm sharp and motivated, but also inclined to push the limits of what's possible just for the sake of it. I'dmore...Here's what you really need to know about me: I'm sharp and motivated, but also inclined to push the limits of what's possible just for the sake of it. I'd rather go off down an alley I've never tried before than take the direct, well-known path. Even if it means getting hopelessly lost and running into crocodiles. Give me a good reason, an interesting problem and an inexhaustible supply of coffee and I'll get the job done; ask me to crank out SEO blog posts and you'll probably find me designing a more aerodynamic paper plane instead.
What can I offer you? An ability to think clearly and logically, a fearless approach to tough problems (as evidenced by my PhD), a keen eye for detail (after two years as an editor), and a twisted sense of humour laced with a certain relaxed style. I'll tackle pretty much anything; surprise me!
Area Covered: Perth, Edinburgh
Summary: I have a background in mathematics and theoretical physics (to PhD level), plus two years' experience as an editor (of university course materials) and a modest history of writing popular science articles. Add to that an interest in design, programming and creative writing, not to mention anything new and shiny, and you have someone willing to try anything once, pick it up quickly and produce a polished, high-quality result.
Special consideration given to the interesting, quirky and fun!
Job Title: Publishing Editor
Company: Open University
Description: I was responsible for editing Open University course materials (both undergraduate and postgraduate) for accuracy, pedagogy, clarity and style. This regularly involved liaising with the authors, as well as with artists, graphic designers and other production staff.
Summary: I have always loved science and mathematics, so it felt natural and inevitable to pursue this through to a PhD in theoretical physics. By that time, however, my interests had broadened to include computing, design and creative writing and the academic rat race began to lose its appeal. I am still a big fan of physics, quantum mechanics in particular, and plan to write more about it at a popular science level, but am currently on the hunt for projects that are different, fun and engaging.
Field of Study: Theoretical Physics
University / College: University of St Andrews
Field of Study: Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
University / College: Durham University
Field of Study: Cognitive Science
University / College: University of Edinburgh
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