WORDS THAT STAND OUT, SIMPLY

 
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My job is to translate complex, technical material – concerning new research, new technologies and new products – into simple, compelling, accessible stories.

I write articles, books, white papers, case studies and other business copy.

If you're looking for a professional science & tech writer for your next project or assignment, one with 20 years experience, please contact me.  

 

 

Copywriting

Technology writing – including white papers, case studies, brochures and other B2B copy – is about communicating sometimes technical and dense material in crisp, clear and straightforward language. Standing out from the crowd is the challenge. Engaging clients is the goal. Words are the medium. This is what I do. 

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Articles

Since 1993, I have written more than 100 articles across the spectrum of science, technology and digital culture. My archive of clips reveal I am a quick study, promptly homing in on the big ideas and key players behind each story. And even in extremely dense subject areas – reviewing string theory books, anatomizing smartphone CPUs, unpacking network theory, uncovering the future of personal genomics – the copy is still compelling and engaging for the lay reader. 

Beats: Emerging technologies, physics & astronomy, science & creativity, digital culture, heretical ideas, history of science

Publications/media outlets: 

 
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Books

I have written two books, The Day the World Discovered the Sun (Da Capo Press, 2012) & "Shakespeare" by Another Name (Gotham Books, 2005). Both transform dry, technical, scientific & academic source material into gripping, page-turning reads.

Praise:  
"Truly excellent"
      –New Scientist

"Especially impressive"
      –Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

"[An] excellent account... Arresting... Anderson serves up a rich broth of details"
      –Nature 

"Highly recommended"
     –Choice

"A heck of a yarn"
     –Macleans

 "Clever and very entertaining"
     –National Geographic online

"Makes a convincing argument"
       –USA Today 

"An armchair travel adventure"
         –Roanoke Times 

"A fine combination of popular science and real life adventure"
        –Booklist

"[An] exciting tale – part detective story, part history of science"
       –Publishers Weekly 

"Deserves serious attention"
     –New York Times 

 

 
 

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