Ideas into Words: Mastering the Craft of Science Writing by Ms. Elise Hancock,Robert Kanigel

By Ms. Elise Hancock,Robert Kanigel

From the most recent breakthroughs in scientific learn and data technologiesto new discoveries concerning the range of existence in the world, technological know-how is changing into either extra specializedand extra suitable. accordingly, the necessity for writers who can make clear those breakthroughs anddiscoveries for most people has turn into acute.

In Ideas into Words, Elise Hancock, a qualified author and editor with thirty years ofexperience, offers either beginner and pro technological know-how writers with the sensible suggestion andcanny insights they should take their craft to the subsequent point. wealthy with real-life examples andanecdotes, this publication covers the necessities of technological know-how writing: discovering tale rules, studying thescience, beginning and shaping a section, sharpening drafts, overcoming blocks, and conductinginterviews with scientists and different specialists who will not be conversant in making their ideasunderstandable to put readers.

Hancock's knowledge will end up necessary to somebody pursuing nonfiction writing as a profession. Shedevotes a whole bankruptcy to behavior and attitudes that writers may still domesticate, one other to structure,and a 3rd to the paintings of revision. a few of her suggestion is outstanding (she cautions opposed to slavishuse of transitions, for example); it all is genuinely-earned, astute, and wittily conveyed. This conciseguide is vital examining for each author trying to clarify the area of technological know-how to the remainder ofus.

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