Hi! My name is Gieljan de Vries and I'm a science writer. After studying physics I've been a journalist and an editor, then a science communicator, a nowadays a bit of both. Call me a science tourist; I love dropping in on exciting or unknown research and telling the story of what I found.
As a journalist I specialise in science news. Preferably tough physics, astro or tech topics, like cosmic inflation or quantum crypto. I also highlight the science behind the news. Is Belgium closing its nuclear power plants? Then I write a piece about how to dismantle those sites and what we need to do with the waste.
My sense for what makes news and a story is a great asset in my work as a science writer and communication advisor. I produce engaging interviews and stories to spotlight exciting research, I know what kind of stories journalists are looking for and I can help you get your research in the media. In the meanwhile I can provide media training so you can get the most out of your media appearance.
After almost twenty years in science communication I know how the academic world works. From presentation advice to editing a grant application or supporting an external evaluation, I know how to hone the story and get the best result.
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What kind of work do I deliver? You'll find examples on the Journalist, Writer and Advice pages, but you might prefer to see what others think: