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John Pickrell: The Secrets of Science Writing
Saturday, May 23 2015
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Science House, Science House, 157 - 161 Gloucester Street, Sydney
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John Pickrell is an award-winning science writer, author of Flying Dinosaurs and editor of Australian Geographic magazine. In this one-day workshop he dissects and demystifies the craft of science journalism, and guides you through practical approaches to researching and reporting for news and feature stories. Learn how to inject colour into articles and how to transform complex technical information into clear and engaging copy. The workshop features practical exercises and advice on breaking into the industry.
Duration: 6 hours Capacity: 18
Supported by the Plain English Foundation
John Pickrell (Australian)
John Pickrell is the editor of Australian Geographic and has also worked for Cosmos, New Scientist, Science, National Geographic and Science News in locations as far flung as Sydney, London and Washington, DC. John studied biology at Imperial College in London, and has a Master of Science in evolutionary biology and biodiversity. His most recent book is Flying Dinosaurs.