Advancing the Art of Science Communication

Boot Camp 2018

Four Editors Give Tips on Writing Headlines. You Won’t Believe What Happens Next
By Tien Nguyen • September 9, 2014

Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
By Robin Meadows • July 14, 2015

Sharpening Ideas: From Topic to Story
By Dan Ferber • July 11, 2012

Naming the Dog: The Art of Narrative Structure
By Christie Aschwanden • September 14, 2011

The First Critic Is You: Editing Your Own Work
By Tien Nguyen • June 24, 2014

So You Want To Be a Science Writer
Posted by Joseph Caputo
Published July 27, 2015 in Cell Magazine’s blog

F.L. Lucas Offers 10 Principles for Effective Writing
by Richard Nordquist
“Have ideas that are clear, and expressions that are simple.”

Practice in Cutting the Clutter
by Richard Nordquist
“What we take out of our writing can be just as important as what we put in. Here we’ll apply some key editing strategies for cutting out needless words – deadwood that only bores, distracts, or confuses our readers.”

Tips to Cut the Clutter in Writing
by Richard Nordquist
“Clutter is the disease of American writing,” says William Zinsser in his classic text On Writing Well. “We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills, and meaningless jargon.”

How To Avoid Common Mistakes in Science Writing
by Akshat Rathi
24 Apr 2014
In science writing, as in life, a good checklist can prevent embarrassing mistakes. Here is one that will help you dodge some common pitfalls.