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Book Reviewing: A Tool To Improve Your Writing

Last week I reviewed Stephen B. Heard’s The Scientist’s Guide to Writing on the Canadian Science Publishing blog. “Scientific writing help has now arrived, in the form of Stephen Heard’s The Scientist’s Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career. An evolutionary ecologist and entomologist at the University of…

The Space Between Science and Story

When I was a kid I played ‘newspaper reporter’. I’d drag my dad’s heavy typewriter out of the closet, roll in a sheet of scrap paper with a flourish, and pound away. My ‘newspaper’ consisted of a letter-sized piece of paper, with each story (and catchy headline, of course) taking up a short paragraph. Everything…