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 (whom I currently work for), the American Geophysical Union and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. I’ve shared 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.