Barb Bauer

Copy Editor, Copy Writer, Editor, Ghostwriter, Technical Writer, Writer

High quality business, scientific, and technical writing.

I've earned bachelor's and master's degrees in biology with concentrations in human physiology and biochemistry. For over 20 years I worked for Fortune 500 companies and small, privately owned firms in R&D, QA/QC, toxicology, pharma. I like to research and write about all the sciences but I pride myself on my ability to learn and write about almost any subject.

I will help your business be agile and competitive today by saving money, meeting deadlines, and giving you the flexibility to get ‘what you need when you need it.'

I offer high-quality research and writing solutions that increase your agility, complement your business strategies, and save you time and money on labor. My areas of expertise include:

-- Scientific, business and technical writing that is relevant and concise.
-- White papers that inform and persuade readers to see things your way.
-- Accurate and convincing case studies that show how awesome you are.
-- Expressive web content including articles, blogs, and product descriptions.
-- Easy to use SOPs, test methods and QC/QA work processes and documentation.
-- Informative data analysis and viz using Excel charts and graphs and Tableau.
-- PowerPoint presentations that come alive and communicate effectively.
Categories
Content Types
Case Study, Article, Blog Post, Infographic, Presentation, Buyers Guide, Checklist, Ebook, Graphic, Guide, Whitepaper, Website Copy
More Information
Central Michigan University, Master of Science in Biology
Central Michigan University, Bachelor of Science in Biology
Central Michigan University, Graduate Certificate in General Administration
Michigan|English
Publications

White Papers & Case Studies

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Sand Dollar Standard White Paper.pdf
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Whitepaper
Sand Dollar Standard White Paper.pdf

I wrote this case study for a client who is pioneering a new standardization strategy in the coral aquaculture industry. I combined my expertise in science and technical writing to create text and graphics that communicated the client's idea clearly to readers.

Chemical Regulations White Paper - text only.pdf
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Whitepaper
Chemical Regulations White Paper - text only.pdf

I wrote this white paper text for a client who is establishing themselves as a thought leader in the chemical regulations industry. They asked for a high level and easy-to-understand paper that potential customers could download from their website by providing their email address.

MCC MaxTool Case Study v 2.0.pdf
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Case Study
MCC MaxTool Case Study v 2.0.pdf

The client was pitching their services to a $17 billion company and needed a case study to profile one of their latest successes. I designed and wrote the paper based on the data they gave me and I also created the graphs.

SBCF Case Study Drew and Eric.pdf
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Case Study
SBCF Case Study Drew and Eric.pdf

I wrote this case study for a client who is pioneering a new standardization strategy in coral aquaculture. I create the design for the paper as well as writing the content.

The Collective White Paper.pdf
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Whitepaper
The Collective White Paper.pdf

This is one of 2 white papers I wrote for a client (the other will be published shortly) in the coral aquaculture industry. They propose an idea for hobbyists to enter the market and for stabilizing prices.

Published Content

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How to Find a Cause of Death When You Don’t Have a Death Certificate for Your Ancestor
familyhistorydaily.comArticle
How to Find a Cause of Death When You Don’t Have a Death Certificate for Your Ancestor

This is my latest article for the genealogy website Family History Daily which receives over 270,000 visitors per month. In this article, I give research advice to people who may know how a relative died but not when, or when they died but not how. The article focuses on disasters, epidemics, tragedies, etc.

June, 18 2018
Why You Should Stop Your Research and Reexamine Every Single Genealogy Record You Have
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Why You Should Stop Your Research and Reexamine Every Single Genealogy Record You Have

This article is about how people miss important things in their genealogy research and gives them some practical ideas about organizing and auditing their records.

May, 22 2018
Could You Have Criminal Ancestors? 20 Captivating Genealogy Sites to Help You Find Out
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Could You Have Criminal Ancestors? 20 Captivating Genealogy Sites to Help You Find Out

I'm a regular contributor to the genealogy website Family History Daily. This is a recent article I wrote for them about using criminal records to find information about your ancestors.

April, 27 2018

Technical Writing

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Conditioned Stimulus Definition
biologydictionary.netArticle
Conditioned Stimulus Definition

I am a regular contributor to the website BiologyDictionary.net and here is an example of my writing for them--an article on the conditioned stimulus.

May, 7 2017
SAMPLE - Alpha Acids and IBU.pdf
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Guide
SAMPLE - Alpha Acids and IBU.pdf

These are some sample pages from a larger technical report I wrote for a client in the brewing industry.

Beer and Brewing Writing

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CRAFTR's Top IPA's
waragainstwarm.comGuide
CRAFTR's Top IPA's

CRAFT'R asked me to research and recommend the Top 15 IPAs from American craft breweries and write content for each one.

CRAFTR'S Top 25 Breweries in America
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CRAFTR'S Top 25 Breweries in America

I wrote all the content for this overview of the Top 25 best craft breweries in the US as determined by the staff of CRAFT'R and myself.

Great Father's Day Gifts for Beer Lovers
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Great Father's Day Gifts for Beer Lovers

I provided CRAFT'R with web content and SEO product descriptions for the Father's Day product promotion on their website.

Homebrewing step by step pg2
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Homebrewing step by step pg2

I wrote an article for CRAFT'R that guided homebrewers through brewing all grain and extract beers. The content also included information on bottling and kegging the final product.

What First-Time Homebrewers Wish They Had Known
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What First-Time Homebrewers Wish They Had Known

For this blog piece for CRAFT'R, I compiled 15 things that new homebrewers wish they had known before they started brewing their first batch. I used my own experience as well as information I obtained from homebrewing colleagues.

August, 4 2017

Infographics & Data Visualizations

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Tableau Public
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Tableau Public

This is one of the projects I completed as a part of the Coursera Data Visualization with Tableau Specialization. I worked with pre-compiled data from the course. The goal was to determine how product discounts affected company profits.

Bells Beer Infographic.pdf
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Infographic
Bells Beer Infographic.pdf

This is a timeline infographic I made from the information on the Bell's Brewery website. I challenged myself to use a color palette that is complementary, but not one that I would choose.

Housing Discrimination.pdf
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Infographic
Housing Discrimination.pdf

I have fun playing around with information from Data.gov. I created this infographic using a template and data about housing discrimination complaints in the US from 2000 - 2013.

PowerPoint Presentations

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PPT Thesis Defense.pdf
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Presentation
PPT Thesis Defense.pdf

This is an example of a PowerPoint 2016 presentation I created for a client who was defending her doctoral thesis. I was given only the text, black and white graphics and tables to work with. The client asked for a clean, professional appearance without a lot of frills.

Freelance Web Traffic Comparison.pdf
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Presentation
Freelance Web Traffic Comparison.pdf

I used SimilarWeb to look up traffic data for the 3 largest freelancing websites Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer. Then, I created this PowerPoint presentation with graphics to showcase the information.

E-Books

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E-Book Sunscreen Safety + Bonus v. 2.0.pdf
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Ebook
E-Book Sunscreen Safety + Bonus v. 2.0.pdf

My client Beauty Counter needed an eBook written that they could offer for free download on their website. I wrote this eBook using the "mom voice" and humor of the owner, working from notes and an outline she provided me.

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