David Everett, M.A.

David Everett, a science writer, educator, and editor, is a writing and editing expert at Grant Writing Mentors. He has edited a wide range of grant applications for federal and private funding, plus hundreds of scientific articles and essays. He also has taught writing and communication to scientists, physicians, and researchers, including at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In a first career as a journalist, David traveled the nation and the world to report on science, economics, social change, labor, energy, and the environment. His news coverage, feature writing, and investigative journalism from 24 states and eight other countries earned many awards, including from the National Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, and Overseas Press Club. David’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and many other papers nationally and internationally. His freelance writing and commentary have appeared in various magazines, including Car & Driver, Preservation, Salon, and Scribe, and he has published essays and stories in literary journals and several anthologies, including From Redlining to Reinvestment: Community Responses to Urban Disinvestment (Temple University Press, 1992), A Field Guide for Science Writers (National Association of Science Writers, 2004), and Stress City: A Big Book of Fiction (Paycock Press, 2008). 

After his journalism career, David joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, where he taught and directed creative writing and science writing programs for graduate students in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. At Hopkins, David founded and led a summer writing conference in Florence, Italy, and Bar Harbor, Maine, and he served as editor of the PennUnion literary journal for 21 years. He retired from Hopkins in 2016 and continues to write, teach, and edit, most recently for AARP, Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, the American Research Center in Egypt, Baylor College of Medicine, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He serves as managing editor of The Outlier Magazine, and he has lectured, presented, or read at conferences, festivals, and universities nationwide. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area, where Patricia Edmonds, his wife, is a senior editor at National Geographic magazine. His professional website is: www.davideverett.net.