I’ve been a journalist for nearly a decade, but recently went freelance. The first two stories I’ve had accepted went through several rounds of editing over the course of several days. While I benefited from this process and my stories came out stronger because of it, I’m worried. Is this process normal?
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While Cynthia Graber isn’t new to reporting on regenerative medicine, her interview with Tufts University biologist Michael Levin led to some unexpected stories. In research that recalls the toils of Dr. Frankenstein, Levin uses electricity […]
I’m never sure if it’s OK to “just say no” to an editor’s edits. Do you view the edits more as decisions that have been made, or as strong suggestions that can be discussed or negotiated? And how late in the editing process can a writer feel comfortable making substantive changes to a story?
For years, journalist Lauren Gravitz had planned to write an in-depth feature on Rockefeller University physician-scientist Ralph Steinman, highlighting the dendritic cells that had been his life’s work and his efforts to use those cells […]
Michelle Nijhuis could not have suspected a Christmas letter would lead to an award-winning Smithsonian story about scientists’ scramble to understand and thwart a fungus ravaging bat populations. Getting the story involved some scrambling of her own, including through some of the nation’s most iconic caves. Here, Nijhuis tells the story behind her story.