About Katy

Hi! I’m Katy Balatero, a specialist science and technology editor who has worked as a communications professional since 2003. My mission is to help scientific and technical organizations elevate their brand and build trust by communicating authentically, clearly, and professionally with their audiences.

Common threads run through my career as an editor and social media researcher: analyzing written content and advocating for the best reader, customer, or user experience.

After working with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, agencies, and publishers throughout my career, I understand communications challenges faced by a broad spectrum of organizations.


Katy wearing a camera at tide pools in the Galapagos Islands
Katy on a boat wearing a wetsuit for snorkeling, in front of Kicker Rock in the Galapagos Islands

I partner with science and technology communicators during the final stages of content creation. You’ve decided on the story and key messages, written and organized the content, and completed any revisions addressing big-picture issues. That’s where I come in. I shape and polish the content at the micro level to get it ready for publication.

The type of content I edit includes reports, articles, blog posts, white papers, case studies, newsletters, website content, policy or research briefs, and other communications materials.

Professional Experience


Principal Editor
Katy Balatero Editing

Senior Research Analyst, Customer & Marketing
Deloitte Digital

Independent Contractor

Technical Editor & Content Editor

Research Assistant
Stanford University Department of Biology

Research Assistant
University of Washington Department of Zoology


For more details on my professional experience, check out my LinkedIn profile


M.A., Communication Leadership (digital media communications focus)
University of Washington

B.S., Biological Sciences
Stanford University

Certificate in Editing
University of Washington

Professional & Industry Memberships