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Science Writing: The Craft and Career Pathways

November 28, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

Sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association

This talk will make you more aware of the variety of jobs across diverse settings for communicating science. But how does one get started? Learn how to find opportunities to do science writing during your postdoc (and get published). Find out how to be more efficient via techniques and tools, including AI language chatbots such as ChatGPT. Learn about courses, fellowships, and mentorship programs if you want to dive deeper into science communications. Attendees will leave with a list of resources and are welcome to bring questions. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the talk.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this class, you will be able to:

  1. Describe careers and common pathways in science communications
  2. Identify science writing opportunities (and get published)
  3. Recognize best practices to communicate with the general public
  4. Apply techniques and tools to improve your writing and editing
  5. Access resources (e.g., style guidelines, professional organizations)

Speaker: Ellen Kuwana, M.S., scientific writer and editor, Kuwana Consulting LLC