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nDash Writer Profile for Ben Durham


B2B | SaaS| Education Writer | Science Writer | Technical Writer

About Me

I am a top-ranked freelance writer specializing in technical writing and science writing. In particular, I have expertise in engineering and robotics. I am happy to take on all types of work, even outside of my niche, and can modulate my tone and style to be suitable for any audience.

My secret asset is my background in education. I have fifteen years of experience teaching courses in environmental science, ecology, robotics, and all levels of physics. I have written and designed curricula for Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Botanic Garden. My background in instructional design means I am highly organized with a facility for breaking down complex information for a diverse audience.

I am familiar with InDesign, SolidWorks, and numerous project management tools like Gantt Charts, Trello, and Slack.

I am a leader in the writing community. Currently, I am the treasurer and a member of the leadership team for the Society of Technical Communicators (STC), and I am a former board member of the Independent Writers of Chicago.

Industries I Write About




My Writing Samples

Gentelman or Genetics: the Science Behind the Infidelity Gene

Allele 334 and it's connection to male infidelity.


You Neanderthal! Traits You Share With Our Primitive Cousins

Written for Genetics Illustrated's website, this article looks at the alleles passed down to modern humans from the days where we mingled with ancient hominins.


Pultrusion vs Extrusion: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

An article written for an nDash client about the advantages of pultrusion over extrusion for their company.


5 Automotive Tech Features We Want to See in 2020

The 2020 line of vehicles is set to hit the market in just a few months. What are the most anticipated tech features of the upcoming year?


Writing in the Subjunctive

An article on writing in the subjunctive voice for an education/e-learning company


All About That Base: 21 Easy Meal Starters that Can Be Made Vegan or Omni

A blog post about meal starters for people who are sharing meals with others who have different dietary preferences.


Sample Press Release

Written to announce the startup of a new lifestyle blog.


Arizona's Naki Soul Breathers

Article about the end of life practices of the Naki Tribe in Arizona.


The Vegan South

Part 1 in a series of articles exploring unexpected vegan options at traditional restaurants in three major southern cities.


Breaking Down the Telescope: A Buyer's Guide to Stargazing

Written for a client, this is an educational article that describes everything you need to know before buying your first telescope.


The Vegan South Pt 2- Savannah, GA

Part 2 in a series of articles exploring vegan options in the south. This time we look at Fox and Fig restaurant in Savannah, GA.


You Can't Breathe This Air

A short story about the unsatisfying career of a police officer from Angelo, Texas.



Freelance Writer

Member of the Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC) and the Chicago Writer's Association. I write articles, blog posts, press releases, and technical papers. Clients include Tencom Ltd., High Point Scientific, Chicago Public Schools, and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Company: B.A. Durham

I worked there from / until now

Content I Write


Highly Recommended!

A pleasure to work with and would absolutely hire Ben again.

Jeff Solin, Solin Systems Consulting

Professionally handled and responsive

Ben wrote an article for my purposes about the evolution of the martini as drink and concept. It was clever, precise, and prompt. Recommended for reliability, responsiveness, and quality of copy.

Andrew Kiefer, Independent Spirits, Inc.

Very Professional!

Ben was great to work with! Very professional, prompt and he did great work. He was able to use the tone I wanted for my blog and did excellent background research. I can't recommend him highly enough!

Erin McMahon, Chicago Public Schools