Leslie A. Pray    Ph.D.
lpray@nasw.org        

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I have been writing about science since the 1st grade.

I don't know whether it was the writer or scientist in me who was trying to emerge when I wrote "The Bee Report." My parents and teachers must have figured it was the scientist, because that's who was encouraged and prodded year after year, all the way to grad school and a PhD in biology.

But I am done doing science. Now I just write about it.

Clients contact me for a wide range of writing and editing jobs.

Over the past several years, I have attended several workshops convened by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and have written both executive summary-like brief proceedings and book-length reports of the workshop presentations and discussions. Topics range from the role of physical activity in preventing overweight and obesity to food literacy and the challenge of communicating nutrition information to consumers.

In 2012, I was invited to develop and teach a three-day scientific writing seminar in Bellagio, Italy, for a group of epidemiologists and other public health professionals from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Over the course of the next several months, I helped participants use their new skills to write a series of articles for the journal Emerging Health Threats. I took on a similar role for a different group of public health professionals in 2016, this time meeting in Australia.

"There is a very lot of bees in a big bee hive."
    - The Bee Report by Leslie Pray,
1972

 

 


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