Rosanna’s work is supported by formal education in the biological and ecological sciencesB.A., University of Louisville, Biology
and grounded in long-term experience in academic research and university teaching. To this she adds decades of experience in writing/editing materials and preparing them for publication. She has published professionally in academic research and education journals, written for general audiences, and developed and field-tested curricula involving science and natural resources.
Rosanna brings her unique perspective and understanding to her partnership with clients. She is committed to ensuring the quality and integrity of the finished work—and in the process, to helping clients keep their words exceptional. It matters.
Rosanna began editing during her graduate-school years when fellow students would ask for help in improving their theses and dissertations. Only later did she begin to edit professionally (i.e., for pay). Some of her past and present clients are individuals, organizations, and agencies listed further down on this page. Samples of projects, including nature/natural resources writing and educational materials based on her research in the sciences, appear on the Experience page.
Additional background information is available in a short resume, Meta’s brochure, and the Preface of her book about the honey bee, Honey-Maker: How the Honey Bee Worker Does What She Does. Although Rosanna’s field/laboratory research has focused primarily on streams and rivers, including studies of aquatic insects, the book grew out of her experiences as a beekeeper.
A native of Kentucky, Rosanna makes her home in Portland, Oregon. A little cat named Mariah lives there, too. She has helped develop and then keep watch over the pages of this website!
How might Meta Writing and Education Services support you in getting your words out there, ready for print on paper or online? Contact Rosanna to discuss how she might help!
CRITFC owes you many thanks, as the scientific credibility of the TRP is mainly because of your insistence on a high level of professionalism.... On behalf of the four treaty tribes, please accept our unending appreciation.
Your writing is simply wonderful and right on target.... We would love to work with you in the future!
Thank you for suggesting I explain a few things. Years ago, Washington State, teacher training days, a supervisor told me, "You think if you know a certain thing, everybody knows it."
I've always found Rosanna diligent, effective, and cooperative. I recommend her for anything she sets out to do.
I love your writing style, Rosanna. I love the way you write life into the details and don’t patronize the reader...
Masterfully written and illustrated to highlight the incredible morphological adaptations...
Another amazing project completed. Thank you for your continued perseverance under not always so great conditions. BRAVO!
I didn’t think there was another way to write a book about bees, but Rosanna Mattingly found one.
Rosanna’s focus is on helping a writer get to the core of what she is trying to say….She is a professional in every sense of the word: thorough, highly skilled in writing mechanics, sensitive to the egos of writers, and discrete with information gained during the team-working process.
Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University
Oregon State Beekeepers Association
USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
diomo: a straw hat production
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Sustainable Forestry Partnership, Oregon State University
Papyrus Press, LLC
Portland State University
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Pacific Habitat Services
Mt. Hood National Forest, USDA Forest Service
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve
Austin Peay State University
Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Tobacco-Free Coalition of Oregon
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Selected Memberships and Certifications
National Association of Science Writers
National Writers Union
Northwest Independent Editors Guild
Northwest Writers and Publishers Association
Oregon Emerging Small Business
Oregon Woman Business Enterprise