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-Jul-17 11:02 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. Author (amzn.to/1MFUEVC). Global director @ScienceHackDay. YouTuber youtube.com/arielwaldman. Art school grad.
San Francisco
Patreon page
12 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 8/day • 6% new, 55% replies, 25% retweets, 14% quotes
38,914 1,748 
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, 3 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 15/day • 24% new, 51% replies, 21% retweets, 4% quotes
25,922 1,207 
3. profile imageMatthew R Francis

Writer of physics and astronomy. Wearer of jaunty hats. Crowdfunding a book with @ScienceComic : unbound.com/books/who-owns… . He/him.
Patreon page
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 59/day • 20% new, 43% replies, 25% retweets, 11% quotes
20,871 907 
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, 3 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 6/day • 16% new, 62% replies, 19% retweets, 2% quotes
15,396 744 
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, 9 mos on Twitter
Tweets: 4/day • 16% new, 53% replies, 20% retweets, 10% quotes
13,687 468