WORDS THAT STAND OUT, SIMPLY
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.
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.
Now, in partnership with the acclaimed Toronto design firm Someone.ca, we're working with firms looking to make powerful, persuasive and eye-catching white papers, annual reports, case studies and other online and print content. We'd be pleased to add your company to our list of valued clients.
Subjects covered (see articles):
brain-computer interfaces (EEG, fMRI)
cell phone accessibility
computer-generated imagery (CGI)
clean energy technology
computer security: software, hardware, Wi-Fi & RFID
digital music industry
digital music technology
fast Fourier transforms (FFTs)
flash memory technology
gaming (portable, social, MMOGs)
HDTV (incl. 3D & laser) technology
high-res digital photo technology
internet video (YouTube & TV)
lithium ion battery safety
nanotech & micro-machines
online education (MOOCs)
portable power sources
terabit Internet & semantic web
"transactional" computer memory
UAVs & aerial drones
white papers in the digital era
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
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.
"[An] excellent account... Arresting... Anderson serves up a rich broth of details"
"A heck of a yarn"
"Clever and very entertaining"
–National Geographic online
"Makes a convincing argument"
"An armchair travel adventure"
"A fine combination of popular science and real life adventure"
"[An] exciting tale – part detective story, part history of science"
"Deserves serious attention"
–New York Times