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The Craft of Science Writing: Selections from The Open Notebook

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Science journalism has perhaps never been so critical to our world—and the demands on science journalists have never been greater. On any given day, a science journalist might need to explain the details of genetic engineering, analyze a development in climate change research, or serve as a watchdog helping to ensure the integrity of the scientific enterprise. And science ...more
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Published February 1st 2020 by The Open Notebook (first published January 30th 2020)
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Aida
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, science
Let me just preface this by saying that I am, in fact, a journalist trying to break into the science writing field, so I am EXACTLY the kind of person this book was written for. That being said, I loved it. I've been reading the Open Notebook for over a year now, and their articles are like Columbia Journalism Review specifically for science journalists: a way for us to become better at what we do.

"The Craft of Science Writing," which is a collection of articles written by dozens of science jour
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Rohini Karandikar
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am a science educator and a communicator. I read an e-version of this book. This is one of those fewer books e-books that I have read from start to finish. I had never so meticulously taken notes while reading any book other than while reading this one. This book has shown me a new path in science communication. The book paints a real picture of science writing, especially science journalism. The author of each chapter explains various aspects of science writing, some which I had never known. ...more
Rebecca Joy
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the perfect toolkit for an aspiring science writer like me. I’ve read a few great introductions to the field, but this has everything they did and more. It answers the questions I’d have been shy to ask, provides details of free resources online, and is incredibly readable - almost like you’re sat around a table with some of the best science writers in the world having a natter. I know I’ll be coming back to it again and again at every stage of writing. Huge thank you to Siri Carpen ...more
Frank
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Brilliantly written

It is one of the top books on writing. I was looking for some writing tips for my dissertation and this book provided me with a perfect framework. I gave this book a 5 star rating because it was captivating, concise and easy to read.
Lauren
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A vital guide for anyone trying to communicate science to the public.
Ania
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent and must-read book. It's definitely not for science journalists only! ...more
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Colleen Stinchcombe
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good for science writers, but also a great resource for journalists and nonfiction writers in general. Lots of underlined sections - this will be a reference for me for years.
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