Graham P. Collins

Science writing & editing

The soundest fact may fail or prevail in the style of its telling.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

The Day Job

Since 1999, I have been on the board of editors of Scientific American, having been seduced away from the freelance life.

For Sci. Am. I edit and occasionally write feature articles, and I write for the News Scan section.

Feel free to send me comments and science news leads at, particularly in the fields of physics, mathematics and neuroscience.


Scientific American

Physical Review Focus

Physics Today

New Zealand Science Monthly

Pro fiction & poetry

Ancient research


Old news

Before joining Scientific American, I spent about a year freelancing as a science writer and editor. This came after working at Physics Today for about seven years. [cf: Seven Years of Highly Defective People, Scott Adams.]

Prior to that I obtained my Ph.D. in theoretical physics at SUNY Stony Brook, which now goes by the name Stony Brook University.

Freelance clients in 1998-99:

ScienCentral, Inc.
Scientific American
Physical Review Focus
Physics Today

Last updated: 29 September 2005