Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fill out our freelancer survey!

If you’re a freelance science writer, we want to hear from you. The following survey will only take a few minutes. Click here to take the freelance science writers survey. The results, which we’ll reveal on this website and in … Continue reading

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The power of Freedom

Greetings, Freelancers, Just a quick post to pass along a new productivity hack, courtesy of friend-of-the-blog and newly crowned co-chair of the NASW Freelance Committee, Siri Carpenter: I’ve been reading and enjoying your productivity hacks blog. I thought I’d let … Continue reading

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It ain’t over ’til it’s over–How I “close out” a story

I moved from science research to science journalism, in part, because I wanted to finish things. In the lab, I always needed another repetition or another experiment—indeed, you can spend a lifetime in science and not entirely solve the questions … Continue reading

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You don’t have to wait for OS X Lion to get focus-saving fullscreen apps

The Mac fanboys out there (including me) just watched Steve Jobs preview the latest iteration of OS X, called Lion. One of the neater features is “fullscreen apps,” which basically just makes the application window take over your whole screen. … Continue reading

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Confessions of a productivity hack(er)

I have a confession to make: I’m not as productive as I’d like to be. There, I said it! They say the first part of solving a problem is to admit you have one. So, there it is: Check off … Continue reading

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Wanted: a starting pistol for your brain

Ever have one of those busy days where you know exactly what you gotta do, but it’s a lotta stuff, and you’re not quite sure how you’re gonna make it all happen? I just had one of those days. Often, … Continue reading

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