When I look out my windows, I see the Catoctin Mountains, which border the Frederick Valley in Maryland. As I continue to look around, I am reminded of the natural world and that geology is the basis for it all.
I’m Liz Koozmin, and I have been a geologist, cartographer, and award-winning editor for most of my career. I worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for 40 years. During that time, I was privileged to work closely with Federal, State, and academic scientists on a wide variety of geoscience products including geologic and other thematic maps, complex scientific reports, fact sheets, and web sites.
I founded Catoctin Editorial Services so that I could continue to offer expert writing and editing services for scientists and others who need the results of their research projects to be clear, concise, and understandable to a wide variety of audiences. I have had extensive experience working with scientists for whom English is not their first language, but who wish to publish in English-language journals. I have also edited non-scientific material such as memoirs and business materials.
I have a B.S. in Geology with a minor in writing from Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) and an M.S. in Geographic and Cartographic Science from George Mason University (Fairfax, Va.).
I am proud of my long tradition of offering gentle suggestions for improvement. Allow me to be your second set of eyes for anything from proofreading to comprehensive editing.
For details on all of my services, click on Services.
Contact me to discuss your needs:
ekoozmin at gmail dot com