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Freelance Writer and Editor, Adjunct Professor

About Me

Karla Lant is an experienced freelance writer and editor and an adjunct professor. She has a breadth of advanced education and experience which makes writing on almost any subject area within her skill set. Her particular speciality areas as a writer include technology, science, technical writing, business, law, finance, insurance, education, course development, copywriting, academic writing, and other nonfiction. As an editor she is familiar with most style guides including APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, AP, and others. Visit https://karlalant.contently.com/ for some basic published samples. Service provision includes ghostwriting, advertorials, editing services, magazine articles, manuscripts, news articles, nonfiction, prose, web copy, writing copy, writing courses, writing workshops, and more.

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Law & Politics

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My Writing Samples

3 alternatives to Flash banner ads

Many businesses rely on Flash banner ads because they’re so eye-catching, but they’re soon to be extinct! In this article, we’ll show you why these interactive ads are going the way of the dinosaur and give you some alternative ways to build cool ads online. The bottom line: you can still create striking, beautiful banner ads—even animated ones—all without Flash.


15 banner ad design tips to get more clicks

If you're hoping to boost your online traffic with better ads, you may be asking yourself: what is web banner design? Web banner design focuses on the systematic creation of effective web banner ads through the careful application of basic design guidelines.


A New Age in Energy: Supercomputers Are Now Running on Solar Power

The new Hikari supercomputer project, now online in Austin, Texas, is a solar-powered, high voltage direct current (HVDC) advanced computing system. During daylight hours it is powered by solar panels that shade a parking lot; after the sun goes down, the system goes back to using AC power from the grid like a traditional computer.


The Impact Of Rare Disease Research On The Development Of New Medicines

When we consider rare disease research and apply a cost-benefit analysis, it becomes clear that the benefits of this kind of research far outweigh the costs. Unfortunately, though, too often this kind of assessment stops short; only the immediate benefits of the research are considered. Discovery of possible cures, treatments, or preventative tools for the diseases in question are generally thought to be the only benefits.


Rare Diseases And Regulation: What Is Needed To Educate Medical Experts, Patients?

When diseases are very rare, the patients enduring them — or, in many cases, their parents — often know more about the diseases than any experts they consult. This situation leads to several serious problems that impact patients and the research community. Fortunately, there are reforms that would have tremendous beneficial effects on both rare disease sufferers and the medical community that serves them.


Better marketing for nonprofits

Every marketer understands the challenge of competing for attention among a sea of content with limited resources. The problem is even more acute for nonprofits, which typically experience stricter budgets and more mission-related limits on what they can do when they market.


Thousands of antelope deaths have scientists investigated a grave concern

In central Kazakhstan entire herds of saiga antelope lay dead-more than 120,000, or nearly half of the species worldwide. These animals died off within two or three weeks, a shocking pace. This is an unprecedented mass mortality events for saiga antelopes relative to the total population size, and the last case in 2010 saw only 12,000 dead saiga.


Boning Up Against Breast Cancer: How It Can Alter Its Structure to Help It Spread

A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Copenhagen have discovered an enzyme which helps breast cancer spread, and in the process, have found a possible way to prevent the spread of breast cancer-secondary or metastatic cancer-in patients. Bones are the most common routes breast cancer takes as it spreads, involved in about 85 percent of secondary breast cancer cases.


The Question Continues: The Bright Spots on Ceres, What Could They Be?

Ceres' mysterious bright spots are clearer and sharper than ever, thanks to NASA's Dawn mission. The mission will need to get much closer to answer all of our questions and provide all of the details, but these recent views provide some interesting insights.


Parthenogenesis and The Spontaneous Sawfish Births That Are Saving an Endangered Species

Parthenogenesis and The Spontaneous Sawfish Births That Are Saving an Endangered Species


Reporting in the Trump Era

Journalism and the American press are changing in monumental ways, and it isn’t clear that these changes or the reasons for them are widely understood. Here, I will outline what some of the changes are, I will detail what issues these changes present, and I will discuss how we as members of the press can move forward in our ethical, vigorous coverage of Trump and American politics in the years to come.


Cyber security predictions for 2015

Each year various cyber security experts provide their predictions about the immediate future of network and information security in the hopes that people can plan and prepare a little more effectively.


Succession Planning Versus Replacement Planning

Even the head of a major company may not understand the difference between succession planning and replacement planning, but they are distinct. Knowing the differences is essential to proper talent management.


Seller Beware: Legal And IP Issues For Your Online Education Business

Online education is changing the way we think about learning. Most long-established universities have online course offerings now, and newer colleges are organizing themselves with online education in mind. Private companies — and even individuals — also offer a wide variety of online courses.



Owner, Freelance Writer

Wide variety of professional writing projects including ghostwriting, technical writing, copywriting, academic writing, professional writing, white paper writing, blogging, journalistic writing and other projects. Please see https://karlalant.contently.com/ for a more up to date listing of live article links, and request ghostwritten samples.

Company: Karla Lant Freelance

I worked there from 1/2010 until now

Life Sciences Writer

I write researched white papers, web copy, and articles for this non-profit.

Company: Rare Genomics Institute

I worked there from 9/2014 until now

Lead Writer

I write about science and sustainability as a volunteer for MoSS, a great community resource.

Company: Museum of Science and Sustainability

I worked there from 5/2015 until now

Writer, Instructional Designer

I create educational content including lessons and assessment materials.

Company: FYI Learning Solutions

I worked there from 11/2014 until now

Freelance Writer and Instructional Designer

I create educational content including assessment items for this company.

Company: Chimborazo Publishing

I worked there from 1/2015 until now

Adjunct Professor

Reworked capstone course for Master of Administration program. Taught graduate students in business, administration, management, leadership and related topics.

Company: Northern Arizona University

I worked there from 6/2010 until now

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