The Resource Ideas into words : mastering the craft of science writing, Elise Hancock ; foreword by Robert Kanigel

Ideas into words : mastering the craft of science writing, Elise Hancock ; foreword by Robert Kanigel

Label
Ideas into words : mastering the craft of science writing
Title
Ideas into words
Title remainder
mastering the craft of science writing
Statement of responsibility
Elise Hancock ; foreword by Robert Kanigel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation "I am so proud to be Elise's student. Read this book and I suspect you will be too." & mdash;from the foreword by Robert Kanigel, author of The Man Who Knew InfinityFrom the latest breakthroughs in medical research and information technologies to new discoveries about the diversity of life on earth, science is becoming both more specialized and more relevant. Consequently, the need for writers who can clarify these breakthroughs and discoveries for the general public has become acute. In Ideas into Words, Elise Hancock, a professional writer and editor with thirty years of experience, provides both novice and seasoned science writers with the practical advice and canny insights they need to take their craft to the next level. Rich with real-life examples and anecdotes, this book covers the essentials of science writing: finding story ideas, learning the science, opening and shaping a piece, polishing drafts, overcoming blocks, and conducting interviews with scientists and other experts who may not be accustomed to making their ideas understandable to lay readers. Hancock's wisdom will prove useful to anyone pursuing nonfiction writing as a career. She devotes an entire chapter to habits and attitudes that writers should cultivate, another to structure, and a third to the art of revision. Some of her advice is surprising (she cautions against slavish use of transitions, for example); all of it is hard-earned, astute, and wittily conveyed. This concise guide is essential reading for every writer attempting to explain the world of science to the rest of us
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
808/.0665
Index
index present
LC call number
T11
LC item number
.H255 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Ideas into words : mastering the craft of science writing, Elise Hancock ; foreword by Robert Kanigel
Publication
Note
Includes index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1 A Matter of Attitude""; ""2 Finding Stories""; ""3 Finding Out: Research and the Interview""; ""4 Writing: Getting Started and the Structure""; ""5 Writing: The Nitty Gritty""; ""6 Refining Your Draft""; ""7 When You're Feeling Stuck""; ""Afterword""; ""Index""
Control code
ocm70733031
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 151 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801873294
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35853001
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70733031
  • pebcs0801873290

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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