Verdant Word specializes in communicating scientific ideas to a popular audience. We believe information about the natural world should be accurate and accessible. We are committed to contributing our expert knowledge and skill to construct approachable, exciting and factual scientific pieces for all readers. In addition to science writing, we also help companies of all sizes share their stories through thoroughly reported articles and Web copy targeted for print or digital media. Our experience ranges from working with agricultural publications to writing human-interest profiles, as well as shelter and lifestyle articles.


Meet our senior editors


Eleanor Spicer Rice, Senior Science Editor

Eleanor Spicer Rice lends her analytical background to a variety of scientific communications projects. Eleanor has her Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University, where she studied the intricate and fascinating interactions between ant species. She has presented her award-winning research at conferences across the U.S. While studying, Eleanor fostered her passion for sharing others’ exciting research with general audiences by writing about it for a number of publications, including Coastwatch Magazine and the Raleigh News and Observer. She also develops and delivers presentations for general audiences of all sizes on a variety of topics, from sustainable pest management strategies to why honey bees dance. At Verdant Word, Eleanor combines her understanding of the scientific process and her ability to communicate with general audiences to convey research to the public. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from North Carolina State University and a Master’s degree in entomology from the University of Georgia.

Contact Eleanor: eleanor@verdantword.com; Twitter: @VerdantEleanor

Robin Sutton Anders, Managing Editor

After graduating with a degree in English from North Carolina State University, Robin moved to Birmingham, Ala., where she spent six years working with some of Time Inc.’s most esteemed pubs, including Southern Living, Coastal Living, Cottage Living and Southern Accents. Upon obtaining an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Robin moved back to her home state, where she worked as an account manager for Pace Communications in Greensboro, N.C. There, she strategized with both clients and creative teams to serve up relevant content to meet organizations’ unique communications needs. Her favorite thing about providing targeted editorial? “I love delving into the details of a specific topic and then getting to know my audience. Whether it’s copy editing recipes to enhance a client’s search engine optimization, or writing articles to help Tanzanian farmers add efficiencies to their operations, there’s always an opportunity to strengthen communications through targeted and concise writing and editing.”

Contact Robin: robin@verdantword.com