What to expect?

We guide you from initial idea to finished text.

  • During a physical workshop on Wednesday April 13, 2021, our coach Ann De Ron reveals all the secrets of a popular science text.

  • During the workshop we immediately roll up our sleeves: you develop the concept of your own article, and you start writing.

  • You will continue the writing process at home. You should finish a first version by Thursday, April 21st.

  • But you are not alone: ​​you may repeat the most important lessons online . We will try to inspire you with many good examples, in different styles, forms and genres.

  • You also receive individual feedback on your text on Monday, April 25th.

  • As icing on the cake, we will get your piece out there. If your article is about the life sciences, it may be published by our media partner Biovox. If not, we will help you find the most suitable platform on a case-by-case basis.

Instructor

Ann De Ron

Ann De Ron has been a trainer in science communication since 2004. She also has more than 10 years of experience as a (science) journalist, with publications in De Morgen, New Scientist and Knack. She combines a Master in Molecular Biology with a Bachelor in Intercultural Management.

Something for you?

  • Are you a professional researcher?

  • Do you want or have to be able to translate your research into a clear and attractive text?

  • Are you available on the 13th and 25th of April?

  • Are you willing to put in your time and effort - not only for the workshop itself, but also for the writing process and revision?

We allow a maximum of 12 participants. First come, first served. The price of €90.75 includes everything. The workshop takes place at the SciMingo office in Brussels (Leopoldstraat 6, near the central train station).

What's in it for you?

  • You learn how to write differently

    The toolbox of popular science writing can also come in handy in your academic career, for example when writing grant proposals or reports.

  • You find an audience

    We help you publish your finished text.

  • You build a network

    You become part of a network of science communicators, on which you may count in the future.

Do you want to write a scientific pageturner?

SciMingo

Creative and well-balanced science communication

The SciComm Academy is an initiative by SciMingo. We are a Brussels-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering creative & well-balanced science communication. Our aim is to encourage scientists to share their research with the world, and guide them in that process.

You might know us from projects such as the Flemish Dissertation Award (Vlaamse Scriptieprijs), Flemish PhD Cup (Vlaamse PhD Cup) and Science Figured Out. Find out more at scimingo.eu

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