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.

Write No Matter What

Advice for Academics


Author: Joli Jensen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022646170X

Category: Education

Page: 192

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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 Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013


Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee,Tim Folger

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544003489

Category: Science

Page: 320

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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.

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

View: 6148

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.