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I’m not an expert

 •  • by Paul Ingraham

Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of PainScience.com: a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

I am often mistaken for an “expert,” but no, not in my subject matter: I am merely well-acquainted with the work of many actual experts. I’m a liaison, translator, and popularizer. I’m good at that, and it’s good work if you can get it. Many of the actual experts are also acquainted with me, and they follow and check my work. These days, I can be confident that if I get anything too far wrong, I’ll hear about it from a source I can trust. But the only thing I am truly expert at is the craft of writing and web publishing … and even in that I am humbled by the achievements of others, of course.