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The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age ePub download

by Writers of SciLance

  • Author: Writers of SciLance
  • ISBN: 0738216569
  • ISBN13: 978-0738216560
  • ePub: 1930 kb | FB2: 1883 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; 3/31/13 edition (April 30, 2013)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 320
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The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age ePub download

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Items related to The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need. Writers of SciLance The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age. ISBN 13: 9780738216560. The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age. Writers of SciLance. As a close-knit community of 35 science writers, The Writers of SciLance have worked as staffers and freelancers for newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and web sites; as public information officers; and as corporate, university, and non-profit organization writers.

Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and on-line

Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and on-line.

The Science Writers' Handbook book. It is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to prosper as a science writer in the new era of publishing.

Writers of SciLance, Thomas Hayden, Michelle Nijhuis. 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.

The Science Writers' Handbook is dense with sage advice on how to make your experience the former rather than the latter. These are lessons it takes years to learn on one's own; this book feels like a wonderful cheat sheet for the profession. Carl Zimmer, author, Evolution: Making Sense of Life. Each passing day science writing, like its subject, becomes more important to us all. Students and young professionals need a lot of advice and encouragement, and this book provides them.

The Science Writers Handbook Everything You Need to Know to Pitch Publish and Prosper in the Digital.

Did you know that the Writers' Handbook series includes THREE books? .

In 2013, the community of freelance science journalists I belong to published The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age, aided by an nceWriters Ideas Grant.

Going beyond craft, The Science Writer's Handbook also tackles issues such as creating productive office space, balancing work .

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

Science writers are perhaps even more isolated given that their topic is outside many people’s comfort zone. Unfortunately, the writer’s path is very seldom a path to riches, as this handbook admits up front on page four.

Science writers are perhaps even more isolated given that their topic is outside many people’s comfort zone. But individuals with a talent to explain are in demand. In a culture that values personality over ideas, writers who can tell a story and open readers’ eyes to the wonder around them can stand out. Or A great story can take years to build. Such harsh truths pale beside the gems contained in its pages, however. Inside are lessons that would take years to discover on one’s.

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 information on contracts, the members of SciLance give writers of all levels the practical information they need to succeed, either as a staffer or as a freelancer.

This indispensable guide shows you how to:* Jump-start your career as a freelance or staff science writer* Develop stories and hooks that editors can't resist* Find ideas, pitch stories and report narrative* Navigate the emotional side of writing (envy, loneliness, rejection)* Handle the business details (contracts, taxes, retirement saving, insurance)* Balance freelance work with the rest of your life--even kidsWith over 300 years of hard-won experience, the Writers of SciLance know how to prosper in the evolving world of popular science writing. They want you to succeed too. Whether you're new to the field or a seasoned veteran, these award-winning pros will help you to polish skills, improve business smarts, and create community in what is a rewarding but often solitary field.As a close-knit community of 35 science writers, The Writers of SciLance have worked as staffers and freelancers for newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and web sites; as public information officers; and as corporate, university, and non-profit organization writers. Their articles on nearly every science topic imaginable have appeared in National Geographic, Discover Magazine, Smithsonian, the New York Times, The Washington Post, and scores of other outlets. They have won prestigious journalism awards, written best-selling books, and contributed to leading anthologies. SciLancers have taught science writing at Johns Hopkins, Stanford and in workshops throughout Canada and the United States, and been awarded Scripps, MIT-Knight, and Alicia Patterson Foundation journalism fellowships. They live in communities big and small scattered across North America, with partners, children, dogs, cats and even a parrot.PitchPublishProsper.com
Nkeiy
This is an outstandingly practical and useful book that every new science writer needs as the essential starting point in the profession. It covers a wide array of topics with an impressively large group of authors. Science writing has come a long way in the past three decades. This is the book that is needed for today's science writing world.

Not to date myself too much, but I remember the pivotal year for science writing in America -- 1980. That year saw the debut of two commercial, broad magazines for science (more broad than the stodgy Scientific American at the time) -- one that made it (Discover) and one that bit the dust (Science 80, which was eventually absorbed by Discover). At the same time several major science writing programs were launched including the one at M.I.T. that I had a close friend in the inaugural class. Science writing has come a long way since.

It's a new world with the internet and a world where prospective science writers desperately need the advice not of some dinosaurs (kinda like some of the professors I had in film school who hadn't made a film since before the age of computers), but of multiple working science writers of today.

This is exactly that book, and assembled by Thomas Hayden, who is the sort of veteran of both the working world (was a science writer with US News and World Report) and the teaching world (now at Stanford). It takes both sets of skills to make a book that will be useful and coherent, as he has done with this book.

The various chapters pretty much take you from start to full speed in a science writing career -- all written in very personable, conversational writing styles. Actually, now that I think of it, that's kind of the crucial test for something like this -- really wouldn't work well to have a book on how to establish a career in writing that was poorly written (and yet, I just read a popular book on screenwriting that's exactly that -- poorly written).

Have to say of all the chapters, my favorites are the ones on rejection and envy by Rosner and Nijhuis. Love that Hilary even got rejected by her house cleaner. I've had days like that.

Really a great book assembled by the right group. When I was in science graduate school we came to realize the important resource was not our hyper-busy professors but rather our peer group of grad students. There's a similar feel to this valuable and practical book.
Rrinel
While this excellent guide is titled The Science Writers' Handbook, it will be be helpful to any freelancer. It will be a great addition to any journalism curriculum. More broadly it will benefit scientists contemplating writing for popular media, and in fact any scientists wanting to understand the freelance journalists interviewing them for stories. The book uniquely goes beyond covering the techniques of freelance science writing, which it explains extremely well. It also offers invaluable advice about the business, personal and ethical complexities of the career, told by a cadre of savvy freelancers. Among the many things I liked about the book was the authors' willingness not only to tell of their triumphs, but also their failures and what they learned from them.
Taur
A really well-written and informative book about writing and pitching science stories, with lots of very useful advice and tips. I greatly appreciate the frank first-person anecdotes from professional science writers. It has given me hope and the confidence to soldier on with my science writing career, despite my, ahem, "age." And, in fact, I have my first local science writing gig that will hopefully lead to bigger (and better paying!) stories in the future. I highly recommend this book to aspiring science writers.
Katishi
Some books are worthwhile and helpful, other books are essential. This book falls into the essential category. It's the book to read if you're interested in this kind of work.

Grateful for this thorough, insightful, and zero-fluff guide.

It's the kind of tome you'd expect from career science writers.
LadyShlak
I've been a scientist, and a writer, and have even put them together sometimes, but this book is full of practical advice; pitching, interviewing, etc... as well as the money aspwc
Xaluenk
Reading "The Science Writers' Handbook" is like making a lot of new friends - they all know how to make it as writers, and they all want to help you make it too. I got tons out of this book even though I've been a science writer for 25 years. I wish it had been around when I started! One more thing: the authors are science writers but their experiences and advice translate to all kinds of writing.
Gholbithris
Excellent book for journalists interested in covering science topics.
The SciLance writers have put a very unique and comprehensive resource together that will guide writers beyond the niche of science. What is more, they have created a blog at pitchpublishprosper.com to which they all contribute. These short, intimate pieces inspire a sense of community, offer encouragement, and give readers and an even closer look at the day-to-day of science writers.
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