I'm an experienced and tech-savvy energy and engineering journalist living in Massachusetts and working with clients nationwide; my name is Kat Friedrich.
My goal is to report insightfully on green jobs and the industries that create them. I bring to the table four years of engineering experience followed by a decade of writing about clean tech and science education.
Ever since I started studying energy resources and journalism in grad school, I’ve been writing and editing websites for a living. Because I worked as a mechanical engineer before then, I have all of the skills that are required for both data journalism and feature writing.
My style is solutions-oriented and down-to-earth. I create clear explanations of the science behind energy efficiency, renewable energy, hybrid vehicles, and green building.
At this time, I work for online news sources, universities, and nonpartisan nonprofits. My clients this year are Yale University, Midwest Energy News, and ecoRI News. The newsletter I produce for Yale has consistently high click-through rates. Its content has been distributed widely by Environmental News Network and Renewable Energy World. I also work part-time for Conservation Services Group, where I produce an internal news publication.
Readers have also responded very positively to some of my other work. A technical book proposal I prepared was accepted by MIT Press. My blog was featured in the Freshly Pressed section of WordPress. And my Green Communication Guide, which is currently being revised, was used as material for university seminars on sustainability in 2013 and 2014.
I am continually seeking to hone my technology skills and develop my storytelling abilities. To reach these goals, I take classes and participate in events offered by New England Science Writers, Online News Association, Hacks/Hackers Boston, and New England Women in Energy and Environment. In 2014, I founded Science Writers of Western Massachusetts.
If you're interested in learning more about my work or collaborating with me, please read my clips or contact me via LinkedIn or Twitter. You can also email me via the link above.