I have a strong record in writing proposals and have been awarded seven NSF grants. I have extensive experience in teaching as well, with demonstrated success at primary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. After I retired from university service during a period of ill health, I worked as an independent consultant to the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, providing scientific and content for their K-12 programming. I am comfortable in writing for both specialist and general audiences; the best writing needs to be accessible to the non-specialist, while still maintaining its precision and accuracy in conveying scholarly content. As a writer, I made most of the illustrations for my papers and became an expert at Adobe Photoshop and illustrator.