Molly began her career as a research hydrologist for the US Geological Survey studying nuclear waste disposal. Finding that a life in the lab wasn’t for her, she transitioned to technical communications, using her scientific training to translate complex information for everyone from industry experts to second graders . She’s now been working as a freelance technical writer and editor for over 20 years.
Over that time she’s worked on technical content of all kinds, from reports and project applications, blog and industry news articles, white papers, books, and press releases to case studies, drip campaigns, sell and info sheets, and, of course, web pages. She’s also worked in a variety of technical industries, from healthcare and wellness to finance, software, toxicology, and the energy industry.
The common thread across the diversity of these projects is the need to get the details right. Years working with different publishers taught Molly the value of a good style guide--a cheat sheet for tracking all the arbitrary decisions related to a specific company or project that elevates your work from sloppy to sophisticated.