Patron Opportunities Among Professional Science Writers on Twitter

Science writers, columnists, reporters, editors, etc. reaching general audiences. Excludes active scientists (also see lists of astronomers and physicists).

Updated: 2019-Sep-16 11:04 UTC. Listed users: 5. Inclusion criteria. Go to full list. More about new/reply/retweet percentages. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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1. profile imageAriel Waldman

NASA advisor. Antarctic explorer. Author (amzn.to/1MFUEVC). Global director @ScienceHackDay. YouTuber youtube.com/arielwaldman. Art school grad.
San Francisco
Patreon page
12 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 8/day • 9% new, 48% replies, 22% retweets, 21% quotes
39,203 1,751 
2. profile imageRiley 🏴‍☠️ Skeleton Keys!

Distant cousin of T. rex. My Beloved Brontosaurus, Written in Stone, & Skeleton Keys author. Blogs @sciam. Aka Brian Switek. Trans, enby, she/her or they/them.
Where the fossils are.
Patreon page
10 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 16/day • 31% new, 53% replies, 13% retweets, 4% quotes
25,866 1,205 
3. profile imageMatthew R "Who Owns An Asteroid?" Francis

Writer of physics and astronomy. Wearer of jaunty hats. Pledge to my comics collection with @ScienceComic : unbound.com/books/who-owns… . He/him.
Patreon page
9 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 59/day • 18% new, 39% replies, 31% retweets, 12% quotes
21,891 912 
4. profile imageEthan Siegel

The Universe is: Expanding, cooling, and dark. It starts with a bang! #Cosmology Science writer, astrophysicist, author, Forbes & NASA columnist.
Portland, OR
Patreon page
8 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 6/day • 14% new, 67% replies, 17% retweets, 0% quotes
16,674 750 
5. profile imageBeatrice the Biologist

Science illustrations, comics, and books! Co-host of @sciencebrunch, a conversational and irreverent science podcast. My real name is Katie McKissick. She/her.
Los Angeles, CA
Patreon page
8 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 4/day • 17% new, 54% replies, 18% retweets, 11% quotes
13,756 471