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Science Communication From a Writer’s Perspective

Ellen Kuwana

Do you like writing? Do you dislike writing? Do you wish you could improve your writing? Come hear from a former neuroscientist who pivoted after grad school to science communications and discover her top resources to help you write better.

Everyone can benefit from learning how to communicate more clearly, especially in writing. Good writing is clear thinking. Freelance scientific editor Ellen Kuwana will provide insight into what a career in science writing looks like and how to get there.

Participants will learn:

  • Common pathways to a career in science communications
  • The range of careers
  • How to get clips (your first published article), how to do more writing in school
  • Professional science communication organizations
  • Tools and resources for guidance on language (e.g., style guidelines)

This information will better position you to explore science writing, get your first assignment, and know where to network and find mentoring.

Duke graduate students can access this event sponsored by the Association for Women in Science through Duke's institutional membership, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Advancement. Find information about how to claim your Duke membership to AWIS here.

Science Communication- 2.23.2023


Communication, Professional Development