science writing with a sense of style


Research is inherently complex. Explaining it doesn't have to be.

My name is Ben McCluskey and I'm a freelance science writer, editor and consultant based in Bristol, UK. We all know that great science needs to be shouted about and I believe that science communication can help to improve humankind. However, in order to do so it needs to think big. The growth of science communication has helped bring clarity to complexity, but there is still one elephant in the room: explaining is not the same as persuading.

What makes people respond to a message or change their behaviour? I'm interested in reader response and how text, images and video, among other storytelling approaches, can not only teach, but persuade. If you're confident in the excellence of your research, but the right people aren't paying attention, I want to work with you.

If you want to take advantage of my knowledge, experience and network of creatives, get in touch now using the simple form below. One email and you can get back to doing what you're best at: research.

My specialisms include:

Writing for web
Magazine editing
Narrative video scripts
Social media management and consultancy
Infographic concepts and copy

In addition, I work with a large network of other creatives and can manage production of the following:

Web design
Animated videos
Cartoon strips
Communication workshops

Recent work

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