Interested in Scientific Writing?
Aloha, and thanks for your interest in being a writer for Make It Make Sense: Marine Science Explained. We’re always looking for new views, ideas, and concepts. Please read our post guidelines below before sending in an application.
As this website is a non-profit, all writers are volunteer based.
Each post must be scientifically accurate and backed by peer reviewed, trusted sources. All references should be included in APA7 format at the end of your writing.
Posts should be between 400 and 1200 words (not including references or the header).
You will become a member of the site and post under your name, but posts will be edited and approved through the owner, Lauren A. Moe.
Read through a few of the pieces on Marine Science Explained to gain a feel for the writing style; you want to be engaging and fun. Everyone can regurgitate information from textbooks, this is not the goal of our site.
Readers range from middle/high schoolers to college and beyond. Each work will be designated as level 1 though level 5 based on terminology, difficulty, and reading time. Feel free to indicate the level you aim for, but the owner will make the final decision on this.
This application is for a single posting. However, you may be invited to write additional pieces in the future.
Send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
How you heard about us:
Marine science focus or topics you’d like to cover:
Why you think you’d be a great fit:
Include a PDF of either: one past writing sample, or a post you’d like to publish (following above guidelines). Indicate which when applying.