Dear SANDSWA members,
As we enter the new year and establish our routines, Monica May and I wanted to take a moment to introduce your new leadership team and thank you for being such a wonderfully fun and engaged community.
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This month, we’re welcoming six new members to the SANDSWA board. They shared more about themselves, including what they are looking forward to as a board member, how they broke into science writing and more.
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Last month we welcomed four new members to the SANDSWA board. They shared more about themselves, including what they are looking forward to as a board member, how they broke into science writing and more.
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By Kate Jirik
Want to stump a scientist? Skip the technical zingers and ask this instead: Who among your peers do you admire for their writing ability? Whose scientific papers would you read no matter the subject?
Cue the crickets.
Science doesn’t work that way, does it? Researchers typically read for information and new knowledge, rather than style. Professional success as a scientist means advancing hypotheses, publishing evidence, and engaging peers in debate to evolve a field of study. So it makes sense that scholars think of themselves (and one another) as investigators — thinkers who write — rather than writers.
Continue reading “‘On revision’: editing tips from a scholarly writing instructor”
By Monica May
In San Diego, nearly a third of the population speaks Spanish, and nationally nearly 40 million people speak the language at home. Yet, science communication remains primarily English centered. As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic, face the threat of climate change and more, the need to communicate scientific news–including clinical trial openings, research breakthroughs and awe-inspiring science–in the language people are most comfortable speaking is essential.
Continue reading “Ciencia En Español: Best Practices for Communicating Science to Spanish Speakers”