David Taylor

Teaches Writing the Documentary Treatment

As a freelance writer who crafts character-driven narratives that explore history, science and culture, David Taylor enjoys collaborating with other creative partners in storytelling. The mediums range from books, articles and short fiction to talks and film. He typically works with agencies, nonprofits, filmmakers and science partners to find the story of a few people, and then delves in for the deepest impact. The methods usually combine oral history, original research and reporting. His writing about people, food, health and science has appeared in Smithsonian, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Outside, The Christian Science Monitor, Science, and Oxford American.