Science writing resources

Table of contents

Getting started

Books and articles

  • Baron, Nancy, Escape from the Ivory Tower, Island Press, 2010.
  • Blum, Deborah and Mary Knudson, eds.,* A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers*, Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Cohn, Victor; Cope, Lew; News and Numbers: A Guide to Reporting Statistical Claims and Controversies in Health and Related Fields, 2nd ed. (2001).
  • Dean, Cornelia, Am I Making Myself Clear?, Harvard University Press, 2009.
  • Hancock, Elise, Ideas Into Words: Mastering the Craft of Science Writing
  • Hayden, Thomas and Michelle Nijhuis, eds., The Science Writers’ Handbook: Everything you Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age. Writers of SciLance.
  • Meredith, Dennis, Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Nelkin, Dorothy, Selling Science: How the Press Covers Science and Technology (1995, paperback)
  • Strunk, William and E.B. White, Elements of Style.
  • Zinssner, William, On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction 30th anniversary edition (2006, paperback).


Graduate programs in science writing and journalism

Internships, fellowships, and other opportunities