Are you looking for a writer that will deliver well-researched material on time, even when that means a tight deadline and is pleasant to work with (despite the said deadline)? Drop me a line via e-mail or Twitter.
What I write:
Feature articles on various topics, mostly environment, parenting, health and fitness. That being said, I am (no longer) afraid of tackling new topics. Because life is that way.
Web content, whatever the need might be.
Books (dreaming, hoping, dusting the manuscripts in the meantime): Children books and non-fiction (memoir, personal growth)
Getting personal (answering the why question): I studied Biochemistry in university, then I crossed an ocean and continued with a Masters. When I finished playing full-time scientist, I worked in a lab for a while and also started teaching science at a post-secondary school in Vancouver. The birth of my first son prompted me to consider freelance writing.
Writing has never been really foreign to me. In elementary and high school I wrote poems and short stories. I even won an award for poetry once. I was in grade 12 and the philosophy teacher was so impressed he let everyone skip his class that day. It was a good day.