I have been working with Ben Skuse as a freelance writer for four years. As one of our feature writers at Cosmos Magazine, Ben excelled himself in creating deep, engaging stories on far flung concepts such as the physics of ‘singing’ sand dunes. Having started Refraction Media, a custom publisher specialising in science writing, Ben was a must-have writer to include in our team of 20 specialist science writers. Ben has proved himself as adept in style and tone and agile across concepts as a writer for us at Refraction, covering concepts as varied as astronomy, coding and earth sciences for a variety of audiences from international researchers, Vcs and Parliamentarians to high school students. I would unhesitatingly recommend Ben as a freelance writer, he consistently delivers solid, lively writing on time and to brief.
Heather Catchpole, Founder & Creative Director, Refraction Media
In the five year period I have worked with Ben to date, he has proved himself to be a consummate professional in everything from the pure editorial skills of research, interviewing, writing, editing and proofing, to creative concept, management and delivery of multi-channel communications, be they publications, brochures, video and animation scripts or other projects. His scientific background and academic prowess teamed with his flair for communication lends him an understanding of technical material that allows him to transform complexity into accessible and engaging content that is tailored for a variety of audiences. And perhaps most importantly, not only can Ben be relied upon to meet deadlines with dependably high quality outputs, but he is always enthusiastic and fun to work with.
Sarah Anderson, Head of Editorial, Research Media Ltd
I was delighted to receive yesterday a couple of copies of the forthcoming issue of Sky & Telescope with your splendid article on globular cluster simulations. Thinking about how you have covered and woven together all the diverse material, I admire it greatly. Sure these are not skills you learned studying mathematics in Edinburgh! Congratulations on a fine
piece of science writing, which I’ll treasure.
Professor Emeritus Douglas Heggie, University of Edinburgh