I’m a professional writer with an interest in all scientific fields, but a particular curiosity for strange science and how science mingles with society. If it’s counter-intuitive or thought-provoking, I love it. I write for a general audience, not a technical one. You’ll find no “utilizes” here. Well, except for that one.
As a science journalist, I’ve been published by ScienceNOW, Inside Science News, EARTH Magazine, and New Scientist. I’ve also written for The World Academy of Sciences, the American Geophysical Union and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. I share a science blog, The Sieve, with an assembly of other excellent up-and-coming science writers. I graduated from the masters in science writing program at Johns Hopkins University in 2012.
Here’s an assortment of my science writing clips.
Before entering science writing, I spent some time in newspapers. After graduating with an English degree from State University of New York at Oswego in 2002, I became a news reporter at The Palladium-Times, where I learned what it means to manage a beat, in my case covering area politics. Over the next five years I worked at The Saratogian and then The Post-Star. Over all those years I gained both news writing and graphic design experience, both of which have won me statewide awards.
You can also contact me at seantreacy(at)gmail(dot)com, or follow me on Twitter.