Throughout my career I've had the pleasure of working on some really great pieces for some outstanding pubilcations. Let's start off with some of my early work from various newsletters and magazines published through Indiana University, all of which were freelance articles.
During my time as an intern at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), I was able to author a long-form article for the magazine Symmetry.
Moving on to my next position, I had the opportunity to write several long-form articles for the University of Idaho as a part of my daily job duties.
Sprinkled in with these examples of longer-form pieces, I have ample experience writing shorter pieces for magazines, websites, and as stand-alone press releases. I'm particularly good at writing profiles of scientists. Below are some of my favorites from throughout the years.
After my internship and finishing up school at Indiana University, I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time at the University of Idaho as their science communicator. Below are some of my favorite press releases that generated a wide variety of content throughout the internet and local papers.
Moving on to my last job at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL, there was (shock and surprise) not as many opportunities to write press releases, as nuclear physics isn't a hot topic. I didn't necessarily have a great nuclear physics background when I started, but I can speak about mirror symmetry and the weak force with the best of them these days. I like to think these are some prime examples of how to explain really complicated (and semi-dry) information to the general public.
My current position at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has me working with yet another set of scientific fields, this time in medicine and biology. The institute deals mainly with neurological and cardiovascular issues, so I've had quite the time learning about cardiomyocites, protein kinases, and synaptic potential gradients. Here are a few recent press releases.
And, of course, in my freetime I do a little bit of extra science writing for free just because I enjoy it so damned much. I began to miss writing about a wide variety of topics rather than focusing on nuclear physics, so I started a blog that allowed me to write about research from the best schools in the country, the Big Ten. It has a very modest amount of traffic, but it is more of a labor of love than anything, especially since I do not ever really get to research a piece. You can read them all at the website, or you can peruse some of the best below.