A Day in the Life of Kendall Powell

Freelance science writer and editor Kendall Powell covers the realm of biology and laboratory life, from molecules to maternity. She has written for a variety of publications, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Nature, Science, and Knowable Magazine. She is also a contributor to The Science Writers’ Handbook and The Craft of Science Writing. She is currently a locum senior editor for the Nature Careers section of Nature. She lives near Boulder, Colorado, with her family.

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Getting Started in Science Journalism

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