Offer: Trying to work nanotechnology or biotechnology into your work of fiction? Need to learn more about how research works? Seeking out background info on the currently available tech?
I will read up to 50 pages (double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman or Courier) of a fiction work and critique it for scientific accuracy and plausability, starting from what is currently known about available technologies. I can also offer critique based on how a scientist character in your book is likely to behave. The 50 pages need not be continuous, if, say, you have several short stories in progress.
If you're trying to get your head around a particular scientific sub-field, concept, or paper that falls under the heading of nanotechnology, biotechnology, or chemistry, I will write a clear summary of the answer to your question of up to 10 pages (double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman), which can be broken up in any reasonable manner (i.e., a ~5 page summary, then several 1-page responses to further questions). I can include journal/book references in my response, or not, however you prefer. I may ask you some questions about your education/interests so I can tailor the response a bit.
Background: I recently received my Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research involved examining the response of cells to nanofabricated substrates. I currently work in the field of nanobiotechnology, in a job that involves talking to scientists working on a variety of projects in the field, so I have a good sense of the breadth of what's going on right now. My undergraduate major was in Chemistry Education, so I have a firm basis in explaining science to non-scientists.
Particular expertise in tissue engineering, self-assembly, semiconductor fabrication/processing, polymer and protein synthesis and behavior, surface chemistry, science education, and instrumentation. Any questions, just ask!
Delivery: Within three weeks of getting your manuscript or question. Offer good for a year, so if you haven't finished something yet, no problem.
Contact: tchemgrrl at hotmail
Edited to add: A small, goofy example of me explaining a paper I coauthored, describing it to a general audience (entry from 7/13).