Megan Sever

Gneiss Editing LLC

I edit scientific and government reports, scientific papers, news stories and popular science books. Editing services include developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, fact checking, technical editing and style editing.

Writing services include news stories, features, press releases and fact sheets. I also project manage publications, from conception through final printing.

Core Competencies: 

Science Communication
Publication Project Management
Scientific Public Outreach
News Judgment
Subject-Matter Expertise in Earth Sciences

Areas of Expertise: 

Editing for government agencies

Partners throughout the industry to meet clients’ needs and schedules, including scientific illustrators, graphic designers and other writers/editors

Style Manuals: Associated Press, Chicago Manual of Style, CSE Scientific Style & Format, GPO Style Manual, USGS Suggestions to Authors

Subject-Matter Expertise: climate science, energy, geohealth, geology, natural hazards, oceanography, paleoanthropology, paleontology, planetary geology, seismology, volcanology


In my spare time, I’m a runner, softball player and coach, golfer, hiker, skier, Little League coach, parent to two adorable little kids, wife to my college sweetheart, cook, animal rescue volunteer, and precinct committee person (an elected position in my county). And I teach earth science experiments to preschoolers through third graders and mentor newbie writers and editors. I’m also a huge sports fan, cheering especially for the Braves, Brewers, Packers, Redskins, Blazers, Ducks and Badgers. I can also write or edit about any of these topics!

Portland, OR

Cell phone: 7038617755


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Years in the field: 22
Years freelancing: 3


Megan Sever