From her office, Esther Schwarz-Weig keeps in touch with the international research scientists she works for. For some of them she wrote, edited, and realized projects over the past 15 years.

She likes to look out one of the four windows in her office whenever she feels a need for inspiration: There, she can watch jays land on the neighboring villa or Andalusian horses frolicking and galloping across the paddock. She shares her love of country life with her husband and two sons.

What To Expect?

My strengths:

  • Analytical, strategic and structural thinking
  • Excellent communication skills and conceptual creativity
  • The ability to anticipate behavior and spot new trends at an early stage
  • Perseverance, so I don’t let myself get discouraged by obstacles when working on a project

Experience And Stations In My Career

  • Freelance science editor and author for the biosciences and life sciences since 2000 (see: References)
  • Established my editorial office: and
  • Maternity leave and work as a freelance science editor
  • Professional experience: science communication  (WIKOM) and medical editing at the Springer publisher, Heidelberg (now: Springer Nature)
    The WIKOM department was then called "Corporate Publishing" and the publishing company formerly "Springer Science+Business Media"
  • Editor for special interest print and online journals:
    one year lasting journalism training as “Editor for special interest journals”
    at Klett WBS, Munich
    The institute is now called: WBS Training
  • Doctorate in natural sciences, magna cum laude
    Interdisciplinary thesis on ethology and evolution, psychoneuroendocrinology, physiology and sociobiology
    at the University of Bayreuth
  • USA: Approx. two years in San Diego, California at UCSD along with English language classes
  • Three-year scholarship for doctoral work and a stay in the USA
    Ev. Studienwerk für Begabtenförderung, Villigst
    (Thank you very much!)
  • Post-graduate degree in biology (Diplom-Biologe)
    with a focus on zoology, microbiology and biochemistry
    at the University of Bayreuth

Continuing Education

Memberships And Networks