Freelance Writer Profile
Experienced conservation science writer & blogger
Name: Karen Gregg Elliott
Type of Writer: Other Freelance Writers
Location: United States
Rate Type: per project
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My Website / Portfolio: http://kgreggconsulting.com/
I am a trained policy analyst with an ecology background and more than 20 years experience in natural resource conservation. My experience has given me a deep background in issues related to natural resource management, wildlife and habitat monitoring and conservation, and ecosystem services. I possess a well-rounded set of skills in research, program development, interviewing and outreach to landowners and conservation audiences, and writing. My results-oriented perspective has been shaped by five years of field experience as a land manager for The Nature Conservancy.
I have diverse experience as a successful writer. I write for nonprofits, trade associations, corporations, and agencies on the web and in print media, focusing on research and communications that require a synthesis of science and policy or economics. My specialty is putting wonky science policy information into plain language. Finished products - as author and co-author - include white papers, strategic conservation plans, land management plans, government case studies and reports, grant proposals, and educational materials. I also freelance for magazines.
Experience / Education / Qualifications
More than 20 years experience working as a policy analyst and natural resource manager, which included development of outreach strategies, white papers, conservation plans, scientific and popular articles.
Elliott, K. Gregg. 2011. The Brave New World of Ecosystem Service Markets. The Consultant, magazine of the Association of Consulting Foresters.
Elliott, K. Gregg. 2010. Special Report: Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of State Wildlife Grants in Tennessee. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency/The Nature Conservancy. http://www.state.tn.us/twra/cwcs/swg10years.pdf
Conduct interviews and ghost write the Private Landowner Network blog, “Keep Working Lands Working." June 2010 - present
Recreational Trails Program Grant pre-application and categorical exclusions for $80,000 toward the Shelby Farms Park Wolf River Pedestrian Bridge - Memphis, TN 2009
Online feature writer for Suite 101 Environment, 2009-present http://www.suite101.com/pages/article_list.cfm
Elliott, Gregg. June 2007. Southern Comfort: Down on the Farm. BARk, the modern dog culture magazine. http://www.thebark.com/content/down-farm
Elliott, K. Gregg. “What Can’t Be Spoken.” Best Women’s Travel Writing 2007. Ed. Lucy McCauley. Palo Alto: Travelers’ Tales, 2007. Republished in To Tell the Truth: Practice and Craft in Narrative Nonfiction. Connie Griffin. New York: Pearson Education, Inc., 2009.
Friends of Shelby Farms Park strategic plan for transformation to public-private park management model (Shelby Farms Park Conservancy) - Memphis, TN 2004
Elliott, Gregg et al. 2003. Developing and Implementing an Adaptive Conservation Strategy: a guide for improving adaptive management and sharing the learning among conservation practitioners. http://www.prbo.org/cms/docs/consplans/ACSGUIDEweb.pdf
Elliott, Gregg. Oct-Dec. 2002. A Bird’s Eye View of San Francisco Bay, four stories from the Pacific Flyway. Bay Nature.
RHJV (Riparian Habitat Joint Venture). 2004. Version 2.0. The Riparian Bird Conservation Plan: a strategy for reversing the decline of riparian associated birds in California. CPIF. PRBO Conservation Science/US Forest Service, California.
Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center and trails interpretive prospectus and educational outreach strategy - Central Valley, California
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D.C.
M.A., Science, Technology & Public Policy (emphasis in conservation and international development), 1986, GPA 3.75
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, NC
B.S., Zoology with emphasis in ecology, 1982, GPA 3.77