Siri Carpenter

Freelance Writer
Spectrum

Siri Carpenter is an award-winning science writer and editor based in Madison, Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesThe Washington PostO: the Oprah MagazineScienceScientific American MindScience News, and many other publications. She’s first author on the psychology textbook Visualizing Psychology (John Wiley & Sons, 2007). She is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Open Notebook, a nonprofit organization and website that provides resources to help science journalists improve their skills.

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