Stefanie Watkins

I'm an editor and writer specialising in natural history, science, ob-doc, and US programming. I've been editing factual shows for over ten years in both the UK and US, for channels like the BBC, Discovery, Nat Geo, Channel 4, and PBS.  Often brought-on for my specialised science background, I’m a strong, independent storyteller with an elegant modern style. Fast and efficient, with a love of music, my passion lies in creating distinctive documentaries ranging from new-chip to ob-doc. 

I originally grew-up in the Colorado wilderness, raised by a wildlife biologist to have a thirst for science and love of the outdoors. I fell into a science degree at university, and with my B.S. in hand, marched off into the wild blue Montana yonder to earn a Master of Fine Arts in science and natural history filmmaking.

Since moving to the UK, I've been editing for landmarks like "Planet Earth Live" for BBC 1 and shaping the style and format of new-chips like "North America" for Discovery and "Secret Earth" for the History Channel.  I've also edited and co-written ob-docs like "Doctor Who: Earth Conquest" for BBC America and "Finding Traction" for PBS, which recently won Best Mountain Sports Film at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.  

I recently reversioned The Great British Bake-Off for an American audience, and have edited many other specialist factual, food, and sports shows, and promos.  In addition to my broadcast work, I've spent five years as an astronomy and earth science producer and editor at NASA, winning Best Promo at the 2007 International Wildlife Film Festival for my editing work on "Destination Earth".

Those I've teamed with have described me as a great communicator and friendly team player, who is widely versatile, calm in the face of disastrous server crashes, and always committed to getting that perfect cut.