Environmental Conservation Editing
From 2009–12 I edited Pachyderm, a peer-reviewed journal that deals primarily with matters related to African elephant and African and Asian rhino conservation and management in the wild.
I edited the contents of and created the layout and design for Artisanal fishing gears of the Kenyan coast, on behalf of CORDIO (Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean). The guide was written for the coastal population of Kenya, which represents around 3.3 million people, 62% of whom are living in poverty and still largely dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods.
I edited a synthesis report on behalf of WISP (World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism), an advocacy and capacity building platform that seeks a greater recognition of the importance of sustainable pastoral development for both poverty reduction and environmental management.
From 2008-10 I edited SWARA magazine, the public face of the East African Wildlife Society. Its goal is to inform readers about conservation issues, to reflect what the society is doing about them and to be a forum for informed debate.
I have written and edited user-friendly guides for LMS and CMSs (learning and content management systems, respectively). When the University of New South Wales in Sydney rolled out the BlackBoard LMS platform in 2005, I developed curriculum for and created training guides for the faculty and staff.
When I worked as the Exhibition Producer for the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA), ‘The Dawn of Imagination’ exhibition at the Nairobi National Museum showcased the distribution of rock art in Africa, the meaning behind the art, and how the public could participate in conserving its priceless heritage.
The unique exhibition was seen by over 500,000 visitors including school groups.
In addition to ensuring that the production team adhered to project schedules and budgets, I edited photo captions, interpretive text, wrote timeline placards, and proofread signage.
During my Project Management stint with Magian Multimedia—in addition to liaising among the company’s directors, a growing freelance staff, and an independent science writer—I edited concept designs, storyboards, and interactive media for 60 exhibitions destined for the National Science Centre of Malaysia.