Q&A with a Technical Editor Redditor

Tibetan fox

The wise yet skeptical Tibetan fox. Via imgur.

The New Reddit Journal of Science recently featured an AMA (“Ask Me Anything” Q&A) with a science writer and technical editor. She offers some really helpful comments and links to people who want to work in science journalism.

Science AMA Series: I’m Celia Elliott, a science writer and technical editor, and today I’d like to answer your questions about improving your technical communications, AMA! : science. Bonus link, possibly also of use: a search for “editing” within the subreddit r/writing. Sometimes there are some interesting tidbits in there.

tidbit |ˈtidˌbit| (also chiefly Brit.titbit |ˈtit-| )
a small piece of tasty food.
• a small and particularly interesting item of gossip or information.
ORIGIN mid 17th cent. (as tyd bit, tid-bit): from dialect tid ‘tender’ (of unknown origin) + bit.
New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

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