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-May-24 11:01 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. Field microscopist. Global director @ScienceHackDay. YouTuber youtube.com/arielwaldman. Art school grad.
San Francisco
Patreon page
12 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 8/day • 11% new, 48% replies, 31% retweets, 10% quotes
38,416 1,740 
2. profile imageRiley 🏴‍☠️ Skeleton Keys!

Distant cousin of T. rex. Author of My Beloved Brontosaurus, Written in Stone, & Skeleton Keys! Blogs @sciam. Aka Brian Switek. Genderfluid, they/them.
Where the fossils are.
Patreon page
10 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
Tweets: 15/day • 34% new, 45% replies, 17% retweets, 3% quotes
25,841 1,200 
3. profile imageMatthew R Francis

Writer of physics and astronomy. Wearer of jaunty hats. Tryin' to publish a novel. Proud Rebel scum. Avatar by @ScienceComic . He/him.
Cleveland, OH
Patreon page
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 59/day • 14% new, 45% replies, 30% retweets, 11% quotes
18,621 903 
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, 1 mo on Twitter
Tweets: 6/day • 17% new, 61% replies, 20% retweets, 2% quotes
14,518 730 
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, 8 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 4/day • 19% new, 55% replies, 17% retweets, 8% quotes
13,627 472