Richard Beatty

Richard Beatty

Writer and editor - science and reference

I’m a versatile and very experienced writer and editor, mainly of science and natural history books.

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As a writer . . .

I’ve written a dozen books – and numerous individual chapters and articles – on natural history, life sciences, chemistry, technology and invention, and other subjects. To date, most of my writing has been for a school-age readership, although I’ve written for adults as well.

As an editor . . .

I’ve worked on everything from academic monographs right down to books for young children. I’m particularly experienced in editing encyclopedias and other reference works.

Although I'm based in the UK, much of my work has been for US publications, and I’m familiar with the needs of US publishers in terms of style and approach.