Kingfisher Journey- Marina Richie

Author: Halcyon Journey: In Search of the Belted Kingfisher (2022, Oregon State University Press)

WRITING & EDITING

Writing Services

I specialize in theme-driven prose, snappy verbs, and audience-targeted writing. I enjoy interviewing scientists and translating their significant work into layperson terms.  As you can tell from my blog, I love to write about birds, wildlife, native plant gardening, wilderness, wild rivers, climate change, sustainability, and ultimately–hope for our planet.

Thank you for considering my writing services for websites, blogs, interpretive panels, brochures, reports, articles, essays, opinion, and more.

Editing Services

As a longtime writer, I’ve always valued kind editors who shape, guide, critique, eliminate wordiness, and retain my voice and style.  That’s my intent as well. I’ll edit all kinds of writing, from flash fiction to book-length manuscripts. The key is to make sure we are a good match.

Marina asks questions that help me clarify what my intentions are. She offers “better” verbs and phrases that make the work come alive. As a new writer, I feel as if I am not only perfecting individual essays but, at the same time, learning the craft of writing. ” – Nova Loverro

Please contact me.

A SAMPLING OF MY PUBLISHED WRITING (Also See my Book News Page)

Science Article

Overturning 150 Years of Science: Lichen Discovery (University of Montana Vision Magazine)

Nature Essay

Step Away- Step In: The Nature of Beauty on the Appalachian Trail

Book Review

Endless Pressure, Endlessly Applied: The Autobiography of an EcoWarrior, by Brock Evans, 2020

Newspaper Article

The Secret Power of Old Growth (Columbia Insight)

Opinion Piece

Choose Forest Protection Over Biomass Energy (Several newspapers in Oregon, March 2022)

Blog (beyond my personal blog)

Several for National Wildlife Federation

Junco Rescue (Center for Humans and Nature)

Literary Essay

City Kingfisher (Post Road Magazine)

Poetry

Farewell to Summer (Musepaper)

My Kingfisher Journey: Feature Story in June/July 2022 Issue of Birdwatching Magazine
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