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Writing Is a Powerful Drug: Interviews That Will Inspire Up-and-Coming Writers

Sculptures of poets, writers, philosophers, artists at the Louvre in Paris.

Tips is a series that aims to provide up-and-coming science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. The series will attempt to link out to existing resources available online. Every week, Matter, a new longform publisher that focuses on “in-depth journalism about the ideas that are shaping our future,” publishes a [...]

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3 Essential Qualities Up-and-coming Science Writers Should Develop

Throes of Creation by Leonid Pasternak

Tips is a series that aims to provide early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. The series will attempt to link out to existing resources available online. In a blog post published on 31 December 2012, PLOS BLOGS Network’s community manager Victoria Costello lists ten qualities she deems essential [...]

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For Up-And-Coming Science Journalists, Understanding Statistics Has Never Been More Important

Maths on a blackboard

“When Bill Gates walks into a bar… the average salary goes up.” – Popular geeky stats joke. I once heard a science editor at a rather well-known publication say, in public no less, that she has no idea what p-value* means. This came as a shock to me, a then-relative newcomer to the science communication [...]

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35 Mostly Different Guidelines For Science Writers

Sculptures at Pyramide court of the Louvre featuring writers.

Tips is a series that aims to provide early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. The series will attempt to link out to existing resources available online. “The manifesto for the simple scribe,” written by the paragon that is Tim Radford and published at the Guardian, is a list [...]

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This Year’s Best Tips For Young And Early-Career Science Writers

Democracy in action! Here are the blog posts from the “Tips” series which have received the most traffic in 2012. Tips is a series on The SA Incubator which aims to provide young and early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. It links out to existing resources available online. [...]

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Tips: Practical Guides On How To Do Science Journalism By SciDev.net

Tips is a series which aims to provide young and early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. The series will attempt to link out to existing resources available online. SciDev.net has a comprehensive list of helpful “practical guides.” They cover the basics, such as how to become a science [...]

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Tips: Harnessing Social Networks For Information When You Write A Story

Tips is a series which aims to provide young and early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. The series will attempt to link out to existing resources available online. Anthony De Rosa, Social Media Editor at Reuters, crowdsourced a public Google document, which he now calls, the “Public Cheat [...]

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Tips: Deal With Missed Deadlines By Blogging Regularly

Tips is a series which aims to provide young and early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. The series will attempt to link out to existing resources available online. Communications consultant, Georgina Guedes, shares ten steps to getting forgiveness when you miss a deadline at The Media Online. In [...]

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Tips: Insight Into Science Writing By Charles Choi

Tips is a series which aims to provide young and early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. The series will attempt to link out to existing resources available online. Last week, science writer and Scientific American blogger, Charles Q. Choi, contributed as guest blogger on the Scitable blog, ScholarCast. [...]

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Tips: “How I Write About Science” By Established Science Writers

Tips is a series which aims to provide young and early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. The series will attempt to link out to existing resources available online. How I Write About Science is a blog series contributed to by reputable science writers in which they tell us, [...]

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