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Elizabeth Deatrick

Washington, DC
Freelance Science Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  The environment, biology, conservation, earth sciences and geophysics, esoterica of all sorts.
Doesn't Cover: Non-peer-reviewed "medical" "news."

Science nerd. Writer with Cape Fox Shared Services, writing for NIH as a contractor. All opinions and views are my own & do not reflect those of Cape Fox or NIH

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Elizabeth Deatrick is a science journalist, specializing in environmental and earth science issues. She received her undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University and her Master's degree in Science Journalism from Boston University. Since then, she's interned with the Audubon Society and the Americ...

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@WordsFromWez “As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding Stirred for a bird...” No poem describes a kestrel quite like this piece—one of my favorites:  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44402/the-windhover 
RT @JacquelynGill: Biologists don’t study nature because we like rules and gate-keeping. We do it because we love wildlife. So when we ask…
RT @tweetsoutloud: Good night, 2017. Wishing everyone on our little speck a better 2018! 📷: @CassiniSaturn’s look back at Earth, Apri…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/947623955786956800 
RT @AGU_SciComm: Scientists: If you had a time machine, where would you go? Let @JoAnnaScience of @AGU_Eos know for a chance to be f…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/946897398055489537 
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course! I find it too cumbersome to write full stories on, but typewriters are great for filling out forms.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

#biologistspacefacts was great--and sparked good discussion around science educators' responsibilities.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

At the moment, my favorite digital tools are Skype & plugins (so good for recording interviews) and Google Scholar Alerts.