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    Nick Zagorski, PhD
    Career Paths
    Science Writing
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    A university offers many internal avenues for aspiring science writers to practice and learn One of the first worries I had once I had decided to try to follow a path of science writing was "I really haven’t written much non-technical stuff." I knew that applying for writing programs or fellowships would require me to send in writing samples, preferably published ones, and I wondered what I could use to display my talents (I didn’t think my recently submitted article to the Journal of Bacteriology would be engrossing enough). Fortunately, having a strong academic science background can overcome a few deficiencies on the writing side, but having some demonstrated writing would have given me an extra boost. Others like me who are planning or thinking about science writing while at an academic setting may find a ...