Ellen Gregory is a technology copywriter and communications consultant with a PhD in materials engineering. She has extensive experience in a range of specialist industry sectors, including research, automation, telecommunications and transport/logistics.
After more than ten years as a technology communications consultant, Ellen is highly skilled at developing and executing communications strategies – in particular, working with subject matter experts and translating their knowledge into clear and relevant business and marketing messages.
Ellen’s core skills encompass the writing and editing of content for a wide range of different platforms – including newsletters, media, white papers, websites and intranet, social media and corporate announcements. She is also highly proficient at building and maintaining stakeholder relationships and has a strong focus on audience awareness and engagement.
How did I get here?
Engineer and writer. Writer and engineer. It’s not a common combination.
As a small child I wanted to be a writer. (My first story was called Bello the Blue Dog.) Yet in high school I gravitated towards maths-sciences and found myself channelled into an engineering degree – which I enjoyed so much I stayed on to complete a PhD on phase transformations in bainitic steels*.
While at university I rediscovered my love of writing and started writing creative fiction, an enduring passion**. It seemed only logical to carve out a career that combined my two key interests.
Much of my career was forged as a consultant and principal with a boutique publicity and marketing communications agency focusing on the industrial and technology sectors. Our clients spanned industries such as telecommunications, industrial automation, food processing, digital broadcasting and manufacturing.
elluminium is a new creation in 2014. It exists because I genuinely enjoy learning and writing about technology, science and engineering. And, after talking to a lot of people, I’ve realised there remains a very real need to bridge the gap between subject matter experts and their audiences.
Click through to my services page for more information on how I can help reach your ideal audience with accurate and engaging messages about your products, solutions or research.
* If you’re interested, the exact title of my thesis was “Characterisation of bainitic microstructures in medium-carbon steels subjected to complex thermal cycles”.
** I mentioned writing creative fiction is an enduring passion. The interwebs being what they are, you may well stumble across my alternate identity as a reader, writer and blogger of fantasy fiction. Please enjoy!