Well, not personally, of course. But in the last ERC Consolidator round, a project proposal which I have edited got funded. As all my work is strictly confidential, I can’t tell you which proposal it was – only that it wasn’t from a Dutch University. Continue reading
Next week, I’ll be presenting my workshop ‘The Art of Scientific Storytelling’ during the Grants Week Groningen (organized by the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen). If you still haven’t registered there’s some bad news here: both workshops are fully booked, at 30 participants each.
But you might try and ask the organizers for a third workshop later this year!
If you are interested in this workshop, which teaches scientists to look at their grant proposal as a story that is being told, do contact me!
A new feature in the career section of the journal Nature delves into an issue close to my (professional) heart: getting help when writing grant proposals. This longread describes many different options and quotes scientists who have sought help in the writing process. The article makes it clear that getting help is quite normal these days.
This was my favorite line: Other grant professionals stick to editing — but that’s more than just dotting i’s and crossing t’s. Grant editors consider content, clarity, logic and flow. That’s the kind of service I provide! Editing, not on the i’s and t’s, but on content, clarity, logic and flow.
If you’re interested in that sort of assistance, do send me an email!
Richard Feynman tries to answer a very simple question about magnets – and in about seven minutes shows the question is everything but simple. Of course, if we all took this approach, science communication would be virtually impossible. We can only do it by assuming our audience shares some basic knowledge with us. This video is a reminder that our assumptions could be wrong, sometimes!
Here’s a nice Nature blog with some tips for scientists who want to write a popular article on their own research. Well worth reading. But if you feel it’s too complicated (and writing about your own work is much more difficult than writing on someone else’s work), you can always hire me, of couse.
After finishing a PhD and a postdoc project (in kidney physiology), I decided to switch to science writing. This happened in 1996 and I have never regretted this step. Currently,… Read more »