Welcome to Flowers & Forensics!
This site is dedicated to providing you accurate, helpful information about what really goes on in a crime lab (forensics) and useful writing and editing tips (flowers).
My name is Melissa Kreikemeier, and I’m a former forensic scientist who is very excited to help you understand how forensic science works so you can write a great book that readers will love. I can tell you when it’s okay to suspend reality in your story, how crime labs work, and what all those scientific and technical terms mean.
As a science educator, I explain all this information to you in a clear, easy-to-understand way through blog posts and tutorial videos. I believe teaching is something I was born to do. After leaving forensics, I spent 3 years teaching science to international students in China and the Marshall Islands. Helping a student finally understand a challenging concept is the ultimate reward (and it makes me feel all warm and squishy inside).
As a professional editor and proofreader specializing in crime fiction and romance, I can also help you polish your book to get it ready for publication. Maybe you need a copyedit to help smooth out your phrasing and check for consistency, or you struggle with grammar and punctuation. I will use my love of words and professional editing training to get your manuscript into the best shape possible.
For a more detailed description of my forensic background, please connect with me on LinkedIn.
If you’re in need of my services, please contact me today so we can discuss your project and how I can help you.
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