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  • What I Learned in the First Few Months

    Emma Hitt, PhD
    Career Paths
    Science Writing
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    My career as a freelance science writer officially began in the middle of my graduate school experience, in about 1999, when I started taking on a few writing jobs on the side. My main focus, of course, was to finish up my experiments and write my dissertation. When I picked up my diploma in May of 2001, I promptly hung up my shingle as a fulltime freelance science writer. I already had about 2-3 writing clients and had been sending out emails and resumes for a couple years at that point, so it was not too big of a stretch to go full time into freelance writing. Beefing up Business To beef up my business to a full-time level, I started contacting the clients I already had and told them of my availability. I also ...