The Science Writers' Handbook

Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age

Author: Writers of SciLance

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738216577

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and online. Who better to guide writers striving to succeed in the profession than a group of award-winning independent journalists with a combined total of 225 years of experience? From Thomas Hayden’s chapter on the perfect pitch to Emma Maris’s advice on book proposals to Mark Schrope’s essential information on contracts, the members of SciLance give writers of all experience levels the practical information they need to succeed, as either a staffer or a freelancer. Going beyond craft, The Science Writer’s Handbook also tackles issues such as creating productive office space, balancing work and family, and finding lasting career satisfaction. It is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to prosper as a science writer in the new era of publishing.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee,Tim Folger

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544003489

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1961


Pulitzer Prize–winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer physician and researcher, selects the year’s top science and nature writing from journalists who dive into their fields with curiosity and passion, delivering must-read articles from a wide array of fields.

Write No Matter What

Advice for Academics

Author: Joli Jensen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022646170X

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 5008


Writing in academe. Letting go of the dream ; Demystifying academic writing ; Craftsman attitude -- Using tools that work. Three taming techniques ; Securing time ; Securing space ; Securing energy -- Challenging writing myths. Draining the drama ; Demons in for tea ; The magnum opus myth ; The impostor syndrome ; The cleared-deck fantasy ; The hostile reader fear ; Compared with X ; The perfect first sentence ; One more source -- Maintaining momentum. Follow the lilt ; Beginnings and endings ; Finding the lost trail ; Effective feedback ; Handling revisions and rejections ; Working with stalls ; Relinquishing toxic projects ; Back-burner projects ; Breaks, summers, and sabbaticals -- Building writing support. Overcoming isolation ; Creating faculty writing groups ; Building campus writing support

The Science Writers' Essay Handbook

How to Craft Compelling True Stories in Any Medium

Author: Michelle Nijhuis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692654668

Category: Essay

Page: 94

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Though the essay form is more than four centuries old, it's perfectly suited to the digital age--and to science writing. The Science Writers' Essay Handbook will show you how to: * Recognize and develop essay ideas * Research and report for the essay form * Organize your material before you write * Develop a distinctive authorial voice * Revise and polish your essays for publication * Apply your essay-writing skills to stories of all kinds, from magazine features to multimedia productions to social-media posts No matter what kind of science storyteller you are, The Science Writers' Essay Handbook will give you new tools to bring out the best in your work.

Telling Science Stories

Reporting, Crafting and Editing for Journalists and Scientists

Author: Martin W. Angler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351035088

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 6241


A practical manual for anyone who wants to turn scientific facts into gripping science stories, this book provides an overview of story elements and structure, guidance on where to locate them in scientific papers and a step-by-step guide to applying storytelling techniques to writing about science. In this book, Martin W. Angler outlines basic storytelling elements to show how and where fledgling science storytellers can find them in scientific output. Journalistic techniques like selection through news values and narrative interviews are covered in dedicated chapters. A variety of writing techniques and approaches are presented as a way of framing science stories in ways that are informative and compelling in different media – from short films to news articles. Practical examples, selected interviews and case studies complement each chapter, with exercises and experimentation suggestions included for deeper understanding. Review questions at the end of each chapter cement the newly gained knowledge to make sure readers absorb it, with links to articles and online tools inviting further reading. A valuable resource for students of journalism and science communication as well as professional journalists, scientists and scientists-in-training who want to engage with the public or simply improve their journal papers. This book is a one-stop shop on science storytelling with a clear focus on providing practical techniques and advice on how to thrive as science writers and communicate science in all of its complexity.