So you’re thinking about becoming a science writer?
Not everyone wants or needs a degree in science writing but it does offer advantages, not only honing your craft but the ability to make industry connections and to build relationships with your future colleagues. If you want to dive into a little research about the profession first, there are some excellent overviews, such as:
- Who Are Science Writers? A Guide To Careers in Science Writing, from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
- The Guardian newspaper’s Secrets of good science writing
- The National Association of Science Writers’ list of recommended posts for the those who are “New to Science Writing”
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing, via The Open Notebook