Solving the Mystery Behind Forensic Science

A Resource for Authors

“Melissa is a terrific editor—communicative, professional, well educated, and punctual. I would recommend her to anyone.”

Maggie Aldrich, self-published author

It’s All Greek to Me, The Naked Truth

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.

Why Flowers and Forensics?

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


How Long Do Forensic DNA Results Take?

How Long Do Forensic DNA Results Take?

Are you using forensic DNA in your crime fiction book, but aren't sure how long it takes to get the results back from the crime lab? On TV, the characters get the forensic DNA results back in an...

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5 Self-Help Books for Skeptics

5 Self-Help Books for Skeptics

From 2014 to 2017, I lived in China and the Marshall Islands and taught science to high school and community college students. One of the things I missed the most about living in the US was having...

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Academic Editing

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Forensic Consulting

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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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