See, I need more science book reviewers—and I include natural history and technology reviewers in that group as well.
Let me tell you, you’ll be light years ahead of your colleagues once you become a book reviewer for Library Journal! And it doesn’t mean you have to reinvent the wheel. On the other hand you’re not just a cog in the machine—your skills as a thinker and clear writer are important to do the work well!
Sometimes, the galley I’ll assign you for review will offer an element of surprise! You’ll exclaim “Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!” But you needn’t feel like a fish out of water. I’ll help break the ice with support when you can’t make head or tail of what to do to keep your review under 200 words. Believe you me, I’ll turn that mountain into a mole hill.
Yes, I can tell you’re an eager beaver. And I’m ready to get some traction here! Because I don’t want to have a Sputnik moment where LJ’s science reviewing is not in gear.
That’s right, I’m not crying wolf. I suspect you may be one of the brightest bulbs out there. I’m all ears. Let’s plant the seeds and build that well-oiled machine together! Email me, Margaret Heilbrun: email@example.com and I’ll send you the application forms. It’s not rocket science—well, yes, I may send you a book on that now and then!
Did I mention that the work is unpaid? But you’ll see your byline in print and online. Readers’ eyes will be glued to your words! I’m thinking we’re on the same wavelength!
Join me! Let’s fire on all cylinders! Onward!