Patron Opportunities Among Professional Science Writers on Twitter

Science writers including columnists, reporters, editors, book authors, and so on engaged in such work as their primary occupation. Excludes professional researchers who write for the public as a supplemental activity (also see lists of astronomers and physicists).

Updated: 2020-Jan-29 12:02 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. Global director @ScienceHackDay. Author. Host/producer of Offworld on @testedcom. Art school grad. youtube.com/arielwaldman
San Francisco
Patreon page
12 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 7/day • 6% new, 61% replies, 27% retweets, 6% quotes
39,495 1,749 
2. profile imageRiley Black ⏩ TFF

Distant cousin of T. rex. My Beloved Brontosaurus, Written in Stone, & Skeleton Keys author. Blogs @sciam. Formerly B. Switek. Trans, nb, she/her, please.
Where the fossils are.
Patreon page
10 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 16/day • 26% new, 55% replies, 17% retweets, 2% quotes
25,890 1,192 
3. profile imageMatthew R "Who Owns An Asteroid?" Francis

Writer of science. Wearer of jaunty hats. Help fund my science comics collection with @ScienceComic : unbound.com/books/who-owns… . He/him.
Patreon page
9 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 59/day • 18% new, 41% replies, 33% retweets, 8% quotes
23,536 908 
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, 9 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 6/day • 18% new, 65% replies, 11% retweets, 6% quotes
19,612 777 
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
9 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 4/day • 18% new, 52% replies, 17% retweets, 13% quotes
13,763 468