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

ISBN-10: 0738216569
ISBN-13: 9780738216560
Edition: 2013
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Book details

List price: $20.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Foreword
The Skilled Science Writer
What Makes a Science Writer?
Finding Ideas
Making the Pitch
Box: Classic Mistakes We Can All Avoid
Box: Pitching Endurance
Box: A Tale of Two Query Letters
Getting the Story, and Getting It Right
Box: Making a Reporting Plan
Box: A Science Writer's Emergency Question List
Box: On and Off the Record
Box: "So When Can I Read Your Draft?"
By the Numbers: Essential Statistics for Science Writers
Excavating the Evidence: Reporting for Narrative
Box: Who Pays for Travel?
Sculpting the Story
Box: Story Anatomy
Working with Editors-and Their Edits
Going Long: How to Sell a Book
Box: Sample Query Letter
Box: The Six Steps to Authorship
Multilancing
Just Write the Friggin' Thing Already!
Box: Thirty Books in Thirty Days
The Sane Science Writer
The Loneliness of the Science Writer
Good Luck Placing This Elsewhere: How to Cope with Rejection
Beyond Compare
Box: Measuring Success in a World Without Performance Reviews
An Experimental Guide to Achieving Balance
Box: How the &%@ Do I Take a Real Vacation?
Box: Balance, Schmalance
Creating Creative Spaces
Avoiding Domestic Disasters
Children and Deadlines: A Messy Rodeo
The Solvent Science Writer
Minding the Business
Networking for the Nervous
Box: The Introvert's Survival Guide for Conference Cocktail Parties
Paid to Grow
Contract Literacy
Box: Time and Money: Can I Afford This Project?
The Ethical Science Writer
Box: The Journalism-Promotion Divide
Social Networks and the Reputation Economy
Box: Blogging: My Digital Calling Card
The Diversity of Science Writing
Sustainable Science Writing
Afterword: Finding, or Founding, Your Own Tribe
Box: I Started My Own Group and So Can You
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Selected Resources
Index

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