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The science writers' handbook : everything you need to know to pitch, publish, and prosper in the digital age

The science writers' handbook : everything you need to know to pitch, publish, and prosper in the digital age

Author: Thomas C Hayden; Michelle Nijhuis; SciLance (Firm)
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and on-line. Who better to guide writers striving to succeed in the profession than a group of award-winning, well-published journalists with a combined 225 years of experience? From Thomas Hayden's chapter on the nuts and bolts of making the perfect pitch to Emma Maris's advice about putting together a book proposal to Mark Schrope's essential  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbook
Handbooks and manuals
Guides et manuels
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Hayden; Michelle Nijhuis; SciLance (Firm)
ISBN: 9780738216560 0738216569 0738216577 9780738216577
OCLC Number: 827119568
Description: xi, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The skilled science writer. What makes a science writer? / Alison Fromme ; Finding ideas / Emily Sohn ; Making the pitch / Thomas Hayden ; Getting the story, and getting it right / Andreas von Bubnoff ; By the numbers: essential statistics for science writers / Stephen Ornes ; Excavating the evidence: reporting for the narrative / Douglas Fox ; Sculpting the story / Michelle Nijhuis ; Working with editors ; and their edits / Monya Baker & Jessica Marshall ; Going long: how to sell a book / Emma Marris ; Multilancing / Robert Frederick ; Just write the friggin' thing already! / Anne Sasso --
pt. 2. The sane science writer. The loneliness of the science writer / Stephen Ornes ; Good luck placing this elsewhere: how to cope with rejection / Hillary Rosner ; Beyond compare / Michelle Nijhuis ; An experimental guide to achieving balance / Virginia Gewin ; Creating creative spaces / Hannah Hoag ; Avoiding domestic disasters / Bryn Nelson ; Children and deadlines: a messy rodeo / Amanda Mascarelli --
pt. 3. The solvent science writer. Minding the business / Anne Sasso & Emily Gertz ; Networking for the nervous / Cameron Walker ; Paid to grow / Robin Mejia ; Contract literacy / Mark Schrope ; The ethical science writer / Brian Vastag ; Social networks and the reputation economy / Emily Gertz ; The diversity of science writing / Sarah Webb ; Sustainable science writing / Jill U. Adams ; Afterword. Finding, or founding, your own tribe / Kendall Powell.
Responsibility: the writers of SciLance, edited by Thomas Hayden and Michelle Nijhuis.


From one of the foremost communities of science journalists: a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the craft, business, and community of science writing.  Read more...


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New York Journal of Books, 5/1/13 "Whether you are breaking into the field or a seasoned professional, this book is dense with advice from the SciLance workgroup, which boasts 225 years of combined Read more...

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