The Science Writers’ Handbook

Writers of SciLance
Da Capo Lifelong Books

Not sure how to start your career as a science writer, or how to take your existing career to the next level? The Science Writers’ Handbook is here to help. In this essential guide, 35 leading science writers share their hard-won wisdom and illuminating stories, going beyond the basics to cover everything else you need to survive and thrive as a science writer. Just some of the topics in the book include finding sources, landing clients, writing queries, contract law for writers, business strategies, and establishing the balance between work and life. From how to structure a story, to dealing with perennial writer’s downfalls like envy, procrastination, and loneliness, to finding health insurance and doing your taxes, The Science Writers’ Handbook is your comprehensive guide to the craft, culture, and commerce of the profession. This book was supported in part by a Idea Grant from the National Association of Science Writers.