Michael Shapiro





Michael Shapiro


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Michael Shapiro is a writer, photographer and interviewer who specializes in travel. He’s the author of A Sense of Place and works part-time as an editor at The Press Democrat, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

He is the author of A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration (Travelers’ Tales) a collection of interviews with Bill Bryson, Frances Mayes, Paul Theroux, Peter Matthiessen, Tim Cahill, Jan Morris, Pico Iyer, Isabel Allende, Simon Winchester, and many others. Shapiro’s story about rafting through the Grand Canyon in the wake of John Wesley Powell’s first descent is in The Best Travel Writing 2011. His essay, “The Longest Day” appears in The Best Travel Writing 2005.

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Tips for Science Writing


California Academy of Sciences workshop


Omit needless words: And make every word count – ask what it adds. Do flight attendants need to say “at this time”? Does anyone need to say “obviously”?


Accuracy is essential: If you make spelling mistakes or factual errors you lose credibility.


California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco


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