Wikipedia as a training ground in science communication

January 11, 2011

I had this idea a while back — wouldn’t it be cool to use Wikipedia as an outlet for some of my urge to write about particular topics that I was learning about?  For example, I saw that the entry for physics education research is pretty paltry. Well, it looks like the chemists are away […]

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This is a news website article about a scientific paper

October 22, 2010

Want to get meta?  In the spirit of Moser’s This is the Title of This Story, Which is Found Several Times In the Story Itself (if you don’t know that one, go read it NOW) — Martin Robbins (The Guardian) has truly outdone himself by poking fun at what passes for science news reporting on […]

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How a scientist becomes a freelance science writer

January 5, 2010

Edit 1/8/18:  There may be some opportunities for budding science writers on the startup website Kolabtree, which connects freelance scientists with industry.  Explore projects needing science writers in their Writing Services section. I recently wrote an article for the National Association of Science Writers, on my career path to becoming a freelance science educator and writer.  […]

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