instagram pinterest linkedin facebook twitter goodreads


Lynne T. Friedmann earned her journalism degree, with a minor in biology, from California State University, Long Beach. This combination of skills and interest has led her to an award-winning career as a science writer covering subjects that range from astrophysics to zoology.

She is writing her first nonfiction book: The Reinvention of Ink. As a lead-up to the book, she has written extensively about the history and science of ink for Pen World magazine and other outlets.

Friedmann was a 2016 Beckman Fellow of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, in Philadelphia. Her research project: "Ink Chemists of the Industrial Revolution."

Since 2000, Friedmann has been editor of ScienceWriters magazine, published by the National Association of Science Writers. She is a judge for the L.A Times Book Prize (science & technology category) and a member of the organizing committee for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists.

In recognition of her "leadership and significant contributions to the public communication of science and technology," Friedmann has been elected a Fellow of the:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

For more than a decade she has taught science writing through UC San Diego Extension.