Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hello ScienceWriters!

Hi! I’m Susan Young, NASW graduate travel fellow and UC Santa Cruz Science Communication student. I'm looking forward to a fun and informative weekend at my first ScienceWriters meeting.

Before the Science Communication program, I was a molecular biology doctoral student at UC Berkeley. There, I got my first taste for science writing as a contributor to the Berkeley Science Review, a campus science magazine. After writing about earthquakes, human biology, and synthetic chemistry, I was hooked on the idea of a career that allowed me to be a lifelong student of science.

Look for my blog post covering Saturday morning’s “Your next book will be a pixel: navigating e-books and e-rights.” I'm excited to hear how authors can best use new mediums like the Kindle and iPad while still protecting their pixelated prose. Speakers Jason Allen Ashlock of Moveable Type Literary Group, Brandon Badger of Google Books, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez of Digital Book World, and Debbie Stier of HarperCollins will share their insights and experiences in the digital publishing world.

See you in New Haven!

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