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The Science Writers' Handbook: How freelance science writers stay solvent, stay sane, and tell stories that matter

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Members and guests heard four co-authors of  talk about how the project came together and what they learned in the process at the monthly NSWA meeting on June 12 at University House.

  • Virginia Gewin ( @VirginiaGewin ) covers environmental issues—from food security to acidifying oceans to endangered species—from her perch in Portland and wrote about achieving an elusive work-life balance for handbook.
  • Emma Marris ( @Emma_Marris ) is a freelance writer specializing in science and the environment and a resident-to-be of Klamath Falls, Oregon; she wrote about how to sell a book in the handbook.
  • Bryn Nelson @SeattleBryn ), a Seattle-based freelancer writer who specializes in science, environmental and medical reporting, wrote about avoiding domestic disasters with your significant other for the handbook.
  • Michelle Nijhuis ( @nijhuism ), an award-winning journalist and new resident of White Salmon, Wash., writes about science, the environment and the American West and served as co-editor for the handbook.

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