‘Prize Light Over Heat’ and Other Essential Advice for Science Writers

4 Tips From Ed Yong on the Craft of Science Writing and Communication

Gavin Lamb, PhD
Oct 28 · 6 min read

#1 Don’t write to impress

#2 Prize thoughtfulness over salaciousness, depth over volume, light over heat.”

#3 “Judge your peers for the quality of their work, rather than judging their work based on who they are”

#4 Be cautious about all the advice you receive…

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Gavin Lamb, PhD

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I’m a researcher and writer in ecolinguistics and environmental communication. My weekly digest of ideas, tools, and research: https://wildones.substack.com

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