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Practicing Professional, Associate, or Student.

 

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Practicing Professional

Associate

Student

Price $30/Year. $20/Year. $10/Year.
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Access to members-only directory and blog resources
Access to exclusive science writing resources relevant to currently practicing professionals
Discount on events and online resources
Opportunity to become a voting member and/or serve on a planning committee
Option to be nominated as a board member
Option to enroll in mentorship program (under development)
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Expiration Membership never expires. Membership never expires. Membership never expires.

Practicing Professional

$30/Year.

Practicing Professional Members shall be professional writers specializing in science writing who either:

(a) have published, as primary author, three or more articles relating to science in a public outlet, or other work deemed fit by the Board of Directors; or
(b) have been professionally recognized or employed within the field of science communication. This includes, but is not limited to, journalists, authors, editors, producers, public information officers, film producers, museum exhibitors and other work intended to inform the public about science.

To apply, send links or digital copies of three published works or evidence of employment to atxsciwri@gmail.com. Your application will be reviewed within a week. Applicants that don't meet the criteria for Practicing Professional are encouraged to join as an Associate Member, welcome to everyone. If you apply as Practicing, but don't meet the criteria, you will be refunded $10 and added as an Associate Member.

Memberships remain active from the date of application and will be automatically renewed (and billed) a year from the start date.

Access to members-only directory and blog resources
Access to exclusive science writing resources relevant to currently practicing professionals
Discount on events and online resources
Opportunity to become a voting member and/or serve on a planning committee
Option to be nominated as a board member

Associate

$20/Year.

Associate Members are members that aren't Practicing Professionals, but maintain an interest in the advancement of scientific literacy, including scientists, communicators wanting to develop science writing skills, and members of the public who are advocates for science and its literacy.

Memberships remain active from the receipt of registration and will be automatically renewed (and billed) a year from the start date.

Access to members-only directory and blog resources
Discount on events and online resources
Opportunity to become a voting member and/or serve on a planning committee
Option to be nominated as a board member

Student

$10/Year.

Student Members are current full-time students at a college or university who are interested in a career in science writing. “Full-time” students are enrolled in nine or more hours in the current or immediate prior semester, or such other minimum workload as the Board of Directors deem fit.

To apply, send links or digital copies of proof of enrollment to atxsciwri@gmail.com. Your application will be reviewed within a week. Applicants that don't meet the criteria for Student are encouraged to join as an Associate Member, welcome to everyone. If you apply as Student, but don't meet the criteria, you will be charged an additional $10 and upon receipt, added as an Associate Member.

Student Memberships expire a year from the date of application.

Access to members-only directory and blog resources
Discount on events and online resources
Opportunity to become a voting member and/or serve on a planning committee
Option to enroll in mentorship program (under development)

 

 

Membership is auto-renewing and billed one year from the date of enrollment, but you can cancel at anytime. All payments are processed through a secure, encrypted payment processor (Stripe) and protected with a McAfee SECURE security license.

If you have questions, contact us at atxsciwri@gmail.com.
Members are encouraged to network on the Austin Texas Science Writers Facebook group.

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Questions about membership?

If you have a question about membership, please contact us. Memberships are designed to be inclusive. Anyone interested in honing their science writing craft is encouraged to join us.