Geoff Hart. During a sometimes checkered career, Geoff has worked for IBM, the Canadian Forest Service, and the Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada. In 2004, he threw away all that job security stuff for the carefree life of the freelancer. Geoff works primarily as a scientific editor, but also does technical writing and French translation, and occasionally falls into the trap of leading or managing groups. A Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC,, he's published on the order of 400 non-fiction articles, most now available on his Web site (, as well as the popular textbook, Effective Onscreen Editing, now in its 2nd edition. He also commits occasional acts of a fictional nature ( Geoff spends an altogether unreasonable amount of his time mentoring colleagues around the world. Contact him at