Skills: Kylie is skilled in writing and editing for different audiences, translating complex text into clear and engaging documents. She is particularly skilled at communicating science to the general public. One of her main roles at Biotext is substantive editing – rearranging and rewriting documents to improve flow and readability.
Qualifications: Kylie has a BA (Communications) from the University of Technology Sydney. She is also a member of the Australian Science Communicators (ASC).
Experience: Kylie began her career in media liaison at the University of New South Wales and moved to the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Eye Research and Technology in 1995. Her work involved writing and editing a range of publications from annual reports and major grant proposals to magazine articles and websites, translating dense academic information into simple language and interesting narratives.
Since joining Biotext in 2009, Kylie has worked with many environment, health and government clients. In particular, she has developed expertise in state of the environment reporting, and her skill in translating science to plain language extends to the development of infographic messages and narratives. She is also responsible for compiling and editing annual reports, and is an assessor for the national annual reports awards of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.