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This is a slim book, but it contains a wealth of information. The author, a veteran science writer, tells us pretty much everything we need to know about her demanding field... Smartly written and constructed, the book is absolutely essential to someone looking to enter this very tough, competitive field.(Booklist)
Rich with real-life examples and anecdotes, the book covers the essentials... Hancock urges writers to overcome any intimidation they may have in covering the sciences. Then, she helps them hone their skills to make stories clear and compelling.(Science News)
Ideas into Words enables the reader to BE a writer and to DO science writing.(Margaret Reilly, PhD AWIS Magazine)
In Ideas into Words, Elise Hancock has managed to write a guide to science writing that is not only comprehensive―she answers every question I could have imagined asking and then some―but also wise, vivid, and an awful lot of fun. I wish I'd had something like this to help me when I was starting out.(Michael D. Lemonick, author of Other Worlds: The Search for Life in the Universe, winner of the American Institute of Physics Writing Award)
Elise Hancock's excitement is infectious. One puts her book down and feels drawn to a keyboard.(Joel Havemann, editor, Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Time)