Scientific & Academic Writer, Travel & Tourism Copywriter and

Proofreader & Editor.


I am Dr. Tammy Ellis, founder and the person behind CollaborWrite Creative

My expertise combines a research Ph.D. with the skills of a writer.

I have over 20 years’ experience in writing engaging, persuasive, well-researched content.

I am a copywriter who understands the “science” and the science of writing.

About Me


Originally from Canada,  I completed my  Ph.D. research scholarship in Vienna Austria.   So began my expat adventures and love of travelling. 

 We then moved to Australia and lived in sunny Brisbane, where I worked in various environments- as a cancer researcher, Government policy, hospital and not-for-profit foundations and research administration.

During my career, I realized that writing was my favourite part of all my jobs.

  • I am a published academic author,
  • I wrote scientific and health policies,
  • I helped clinicians and researchers with translating their successes into easy-to-read stories
  • I wrote/reviewed/edited 100s/year health & medical grant proposals.  

Why join a navy if you can be a pirate? ~ Steve Jobs

20 years and two kids later, it was time that I woke up every morning doing something that I loved.  I decided to offer freelance writing, editing and proofreading services and Collaborwrite Creative was born.

Adding to the adventure, we moved to the Austrian Alps, where I now provide writing services internationally.



I studied Biochemistry and was awarded a B.Sc. (Honours) Subject of Specialisation, Biochemistry and a M.Sc. Biochemistry from Queen’s University in Canada.

I then received a scholarship from a world-renowned Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and received my PhD from the University of Vienna in Austria.

I was a Senior John Trivett Fellowship postdoc at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia where I was a developmental biologist/cancer researcher focusing on skin cancer, brain cancer and stem cells.

Throughout my scientific career, I published numerous articles in high-impact journals and presented my research internationally.

Outside of academia, I worked in State Government as a scientific policy advisor,  promoting biotechnology initiatives, and managing State Government Funding Schemes.   I worked at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Children’s Medical Research Institute helping clinicians, allied health specialists and medical researchers obtain funding and communicate their discoveries.   This experience led me to become the Grants Manager at the Queensland Institute for Medical Research (QIMRB), one of the leading medical research institutes in Australasia.


Proud AWC graduate
Proud AWC graduate

Why CollaborWrite ?

Collaborate or the act of working together to successfully complete a project.

Sounds exactly what a copywriter, academic/science writer  and proofreader should be doing.

CollaborWrite Creative is the joining together of my client’s expertise with my skills as a native English-speaking writer and proofreader.

Get in Touch


Collaborwrite Creative is a copywriting, proofreading & editing service.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you,

please get in touch.