Hi, my name is Jennifer Berry. I’m a freelance writer and editor who writes about science and the environment for all ages and audiences. My range of work extends from scientific journalism, contemplative essays and exacting profiles, to how-to’s, educational pieces and projects for children, which energize me!
My work has appeared in Highlights for Children, Wildlife Conservation, E-The Environmental Magazine (now EarthTalk), Sacramento News & Review, Comstock’s, Living Aboard, Orion Magazine, the anthology, The Contemporary Reader, and on Public Radio International. Additionally, I have 12 years experience as a senior writer and editor in corporate communications. During my tenure, I developed creative writing projects for my corporate employer that are now used by children and families around the world.
I earned my B.S. in biological sciences focused on wildlife biology and conservation, and completed University of California, Davis’ two-year creative writing program. I participate in workshops and conferences to keep my skills sharp and learn new ones, and I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators to complement my love of writing for children.
In addition to writing, I’m an avid birder, love kayaking on lakes, cooking vegan, photographing wildlife, urban farming, getting lost in books and being so quiet I’m absorbed into the natural world. I’m fascinated by viruses and bacteria, storms at sea, the microscopic world, and animal social structures and communication, and I marvel at caves, bodies of water and their inhabitants, and trees!