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Portrait of Dr Ursula Cochran - Science writer, science writing services

Making Change By Helping You Share Your Science

or Delegate

I work part-time from home as a freelance science writer. I am a positive team member in collaborative projects and highly motivated for independent, delegated tasks. I bring enthusiasm, experience, and excellence to my work. I want to save you time while helping your science make a difference.

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Communicating Science To Benefit Society​

Let Your Findings Flourish

What use is your research if it stays as ideas in your head or as a half-drafted manuscript in the dusty corners of your lab? Communication is a crucial part of the scientific process – only when discoveries are shared, can beneficial change begin. I specialise in using the written word to bring science to life.

Let's get some work done

My Services

I can help you with writing and researching for:

  • Scientific Papers
  • Policy Briefings
  • Media Releases
  • Social Media Posts
  • Stories & Articles
  • Books
  • White Papers
  • Educational Resources
  • Posters & Presentations
  • Website Content
  • Technical Reports
  • Annual Reports
  • Guidance Documents
  • Project Management
  • Communications Planning

Good To Know..

Are we a good match?

I work on projects with a purpose.

I’m versatile about what fields and people I engage with, but, these are a few of my favourites…

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My Fields

Expertise & Interests

  • Astronomy
  • Climate science
  • Conservation
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Earth science
  • Ecosystem science
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Health science
  • Land-use planning
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Natural hazards
  • Neuroscience
  • Parenting
  • Psychology
  • Resilience
  • Sustainability

My community

Clients & Collaborators

  • Advisors
  • Analysts
  • Artists
  • Change makers
  • Communicators
  • Designers
  • Editors
  • Journalists
  • Managers
  • Planners
  • Policy makers
  • Practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Students
  • Tangata whenua
  • Teachers

Ursula writes stories that clarify complex issues and boost understanding.

Anyone needing to reach a wider audience to tell their story should engage her.

Dr Hugh Cowan

FNZSEE, Risk Consultant

Congratulations, Ursula, on your outstanding marks in the Grammar for Writers course! Your final score reflects a fine knowledge of English grammar, and your writing style is elegant and accurate. It has been such a pleasure to tutor you. Well done!

Rosemary Hepozden

Writer and Editor, Tutor at the New Zealand Writers’ College

Scope Your Mission

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Research organisation wanting to showcase your work?
Department needing to provide official advice?
Scientist wanting to publish your research?
Not enough time to plan, research, write, edit, produce, or present?

Set deadline?
Specific output?
Set budget?

Working with Ursula to introduce and communicate science to a broader audience has been a very positive and enjoyable experience. She covers it all from knowing the science to understanding how to present complex topics in a manner that can be understood and beneficial for many.

Dr Matt Gerstenberger

Principal Scientist at GNS Science.

I have worked with Ursula on some small science writing projects over the past several years and have read a bunch of her independent work. Ursula is great to work with – respectful of a range of views, inclusive and fun. Her writing is powerful, persuasive, and always tells a meaningful story that resonates with a broad audience. I look forward to the next opportunity to work together.

Dr Kelvin Berryman

FRSNZ, Director of Berryman Research & Consulting Ltd.