Writing, editing & design

Informing and inspiring

For over 20 years, WRENmedia has been in the business of making science accessible, relevant and exciting to audiences around the world. Since 2012 we have been the editors of the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation's (CTA) flagship Spore magazine (English language version), and for 15 years before that we produced our own online magazine New Agriculturist (still on the web although not published since 2013). During 2016, we have also worked with CABI and the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) to write impact case studies, highlighting how their work is making a difference to communities in developing regions.

Getting to the point 

Distilling a multi-chapter report into a short summary document demands not only good writing skills, but also the ability to judge what should be included and what can be left out. WRENmedia carries out this type of complex editing on behalf of many organisations, with recent examples including several policy briefs for the Platform for African European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD), and regular editing of papers and publication for CTA, the International Potash Institute (IPI), KIT Scientific Publishing, and Wageningen University and Research (WUR).

Making an impact 

Clear, bold design and careful choice of images give written products the visual punch to really make an impact. Effective design strikes the perfect balance between form and function, emphasising the points that matter and making it easier for the reader to grasp the key messages. At WRENmedia, our design work is frequently used alongside our own writing and editing, offering a complete production package. We also offer a photo search service, sourcing the images that will bring the pages of your publication to life. In 2016, we produced a suite of posters and one page research updates for eight African research teams funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), more than 35 infographics to be used on twitter for the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, and photo searches for a series of publications for CTA, including their 2015 Annual Report.