I have had the pleasure of working with Gemma on several occasions.
During my time as Science Commissioning Editor at Nelson Thornes Gemma was involved in writing KS3 and KS4 science teaching materials for various projects – both for print and online resources. More recently I have commissioned Gemma on behalf of my client in my new freelance project management capacity.
I have no hesitation in recommending Gemma to my clients for their projects, she is a very talented science education writer. She follows briefs very well and brings great ideas and originality to a project. Her experience as a secondary science teacher is reflected in her clear but engaging writing style. Gemma has always delivered her work on time and is always willing to take on the less than straight forward jobs; for example, she recently edited and rewrote some materials written by another author, in order to make them fit the project brief. I look forward to working with Gemma again soon.
Sharon Thorn (Freelance project manager)
Gemma’s creativity, reliability and depth of knowledge are very impressive. She is a massive asset to any project she works on, bringing up-to-date knowledge about curricula, science and the current applications of science as well as a deep understanding of how students will respond to the subject and engage with activities.
She has incredibly creative ideas that are also practical and engaging. She can accept a loose, last minute brief and turn it into something better than you could have imagined that is well-written and always delivered on time.
Her work rarely needs much editing or proofing and I would highly recommend both the quality of her work and experience of working with her.
Jane Ballentine (Twig)
Gemma is very knowledgeable and creative. I highly recommend her and will work with her in my future projects.
Rashin Taheri (Koantum)
Excellent work completed to deadline, with clear and professional communication throughout. The task had some unusual specifications but Gemma understood and fulfilled them perfectly.
Richard Brown (PlayBrighter)
Gemma creates sound, engaging and clear content, which is pitched at the right level and in line with the brief provided. Her content is supportive of students who find science difficult, and she writes in an informative and easy-to-read style. Gemma understands the challenges facing teachers in the classroom and is engaged with current issues in science education, including how to approach group based and online learning.
I can also highly recommended Gemma in terms of delivery, which is always clear, efficient and timely, even when deadlines are challenging. I’ve found Gemma to be a very reliable and responsive author who is also very helpful with queries that arise on a project, and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.
Becky Breuer (Smart Science)