Audrey Medina has more than 20 years experience as a writer, technical editor, and field researcher in environmental consulting. Her freelance writing specialties include sustainable travel, outdoor adventure, cycling, and nature.


Digital Travel Content Provider

Researched and wrote hundreds of hotel and destination descriptions for international content marketing group under 6-month contract.

Freelance Writer

Northwest Travel, Westjet’s up!, TravelWorld International, Alameda, Oakland, Style, The San Francisco Chronicle, BirdWatching, Adventure Cyclist, The Literary Traveler, The Christian Science Monitor, Orion, Country Journal, Old House Journal, American Bungalow, Sierra Heritage, The American River Review, Technical Communication, The Suttertown News.

Technical Editor, Office of Water Programs, CSU, Sacramento (2001-2012)

Developed, wrote, and produced brochures and marketing literature for OWP, Caltrans, and El Dorado County. Edited and prepared professional and technical documents for publication. Responsible for Annual Report to CSUS, office style guide, statement of qualifications.

Staff Scientist, Radian International, Sacramento ( 1997-1999)

Wrote summary reports, field sampling plans, facility cleanup, transfer, and closure plans, updated natural and cultural resources sections of management plans. Assisted in planning, sampling, and documenting hazardous and non-hazardous materials investigations in buildings, soils, and water.

Technical Editor, Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp., Sacramento (1990-1996)

Edited Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Statements of Qualifications, technical and scientific reports, and proposals. Designed and wrote marketing material and brochures.

Columnist/Copy Editor. The Suttertown News, Sacramento, (1989-1990)

Set newspaper copy, edited and proofread copy, wrote monthly environmental column.

California Department of Water Resources, Fresno (1986-1988) 

Worked on continuous land use survey of central California. Transferred information from aerial photos onto topographic maps. Identified crops and verified field boundaries, gathered data at agricultural climate station.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Western Field Division (1981)

Assisted geologist locating, mapping, and sampling mineral properties on the Los Padres National Forest.


B.A., Geology, M.A., English (Composition Option), California State University, Fresno


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