About


Amber Dance is an award-winning freelance science journalist based in Southern California. She contributes to publications including PNAS Front Matter, The Scientist, and Nature. She also edits books on a variety of topics.


After earning a doctorate in biology, Amber Dance re-trained in journalism as a way to engage her broad interest in science and share her enthusiasm with readers. She mainly writes about life sciences, with particular expertise in microbiology, cell biology, neuroscience and lab techniques. 

She definitely enjoys getting out of her comfort zone and has also covered topics ranging from desert astrophysics to glacial archaeology. She can tailor her work for audiences ranging from high schoolers to scientific experts. Check out some recent favorite clips.


Over the past couple of years, she trained in editing of articles and books via a variety of courses with UCLA Extension and the Editorial Freelancers Association. As an editor, she strives to help each author meet their own unique goals. She helps writers maintain their own voices while making their story or message clear, concise, and appropriate for the intended audience. Learn more about editing services here.


If you are interested in science writing or other pathways beyond the lab bench, check out the Careers section.

© Amber Dance 2016