Solving the Mystery Behind Forensic Science

A Resource for Authors

Are you a writer who needs to know how forensic science really works?

  • I am a former forensic scientist, and I help writers understand forensic science so they can write better books.

Do you need an editor to help prepare your book for publication?

  • I am a professional editor specializing in crime fiction and other scientific content who can help you polish your writing, letting you focus on telling your story.

The Flowers

  • Helpful resources for writers and editors
  • Actionable advice you can use to improve your writing
  • Grammar, writing, and editing tips

The Forensics

  • Behind-the-scenes look at how crime labs really work
  • Technical information presented in an easy-to-understand way
  • Tutorial videos to help you visualize the concepts


The Best Body Fluids for Forensic DNA Results

The Best Body Fluids for Forensic DNA Results

When you’re writing your crime fiction book and you’re using forensic DNA evidence as part of your homicide investigation (or other criminal act), it would be helpful to know what types of samples...

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What Do Crime Scene Investigators Wear?

What Do Crime Scene Investigators Wear?

You’re watching CSI (or another crime drama). The actors are going about their business, processing crime scenes, collecting evidence, and working in the lab. They’re all wearing the perfect outfit:...

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15 Ways CSI Got It Wrong

15 Ways CSI Got It Wrong

CSI, NCIS, Bones, Monk, Law and Order, Criminal Minds. All great TV shows full of drama and intrigue. But how accurate are they? I thought back on my 7 years as a forensic scientist in the DNA...

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Hi! I’m Melissa Kreikemeier.

  • One of my favorite things about my 7-year career as a forensic DNA analyst was teaching attorneys, law enforcement, juries, nurses, and students how forensic science worked. This love of teaching and my enthusiasm for science led me to move overseas to teach international students in China and the Republic of the Marshall Islands for 3 years.
  • After repatriating to Hawaii in 2017, I began my editing career specializing in scientific documents. Two of my passions are books and science. I am very excited to help you learn about forensics so you can write your books!

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