The official text for the National Association of Science Writers. Includes contributions from experienced journalists and chapters on how to use statistics, how to weigh the merits of conflicting studies in scientific literature, and how to report about risk.
This book doesn't look at punctuation, spelling, and the stylistic conventions of 'everyday' journalism. Instead, it presents extended examples of writing which are powerful, memorable, colorful, or funny (each piece is contextualized and analyzed).
Hemley considers participatory or immersion writing (travel writing, immersion memoir, and immersion journalism), offering practical advice. Includes examples, exercises, models, and a chapter on the ethics and legalities of writing about other people.
The definitive guide to the methods and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction. Covers understanding story theory and structure, mastering point of view and such basic elements as scene, action, and character, as well as drafting, revising, and editing work for publication.
This book casts aside the traditionally adversarial view of editor-versus-author and suggests new strategies for keeping the peace. Emphasizing habits of carefulness, transparency, and flexibility, she shows copy editors how to build an environment of trust and cooperation.