Science Writing

amber

Amber
O’Connor

Business Planning for a Freelance Career

This month, I thought I’d share with you some of the administrative things I’ve had to learn and complete when it comes to starting my freelance science writing business.  


kia.walcott

Kia
Walcott

Teaching: A Resource for Future Science Writers

If you’re having trouble finding a job or just looking to get some more experience, don’t be afraid to take a short-term position. While I was looking for a job in science writing, I also started looking for something temporary that I could do to beef up my resume (and bring in some money)....


consulttoaspire

Christiana
Davis

What You Can Do Now To Prepare For Medical Writing Career

To become a competent and successful medical writer, there are skills you must acquire. If you are a life scientist, you likely have some of these under your belt. This includes an in-depth knowledge of science and research. This background is vital in industry, where you are expected to combin...


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

Tips For Giving Criticism

“This abstract is awful. Just start over.”“You give bad lectures. You didn’t make sense.”“This manuscript is a mess. It needs organization.”Taking criticism is hard. Giving criticism is hard. Giving criticism in ways that can be taken by the listener, is an art form. I don’t claim to...


kia.walcott

Kia
Walcott

Presentation is Important

I recently completed my mid-year review at work. I wanted to share one of the comments that I received because when I heard it, it struck me as a bit odd. I was told that I always look very “put together.” This was definitely a complement, and I interpreted it as such, but up until that poi...


charlotte.mitchell

Charlotte
Mitchell

Transitioning from Academia to Industry

When I worked as a recruiter, I noticed something quite interesting. I had a lot of candidates who were in academia trying to break into industry and, as many of you may know, making that transition can be very difficult. The interesting part was that I had a handful of candidates that were differen...


kia.walcott

Kia
Walcott

Writing Tests May Be Part of the Interview – Be Ready!

You’ve decided to become a medical writer. You’ve set up your LinkedIn profile, sent out countless resumes, and networked yourself to death. You finally land the interview and realize, wait for it - they actually want you to write something before they hire you! 


charlotte.mitchell

Charlotte
Mitchell

Your resume - the importance of presentation!

Remember the last time you walked into a fancy restaurant? I know not many of us in the science field have the funds to frequent those places, but try to think about the main differences between an average establishment and a 5-star restaurant. The quality of food should of course be first, or so yo...


kia.walcott

Kia
Walcott

New Blogger Kia: Listen and (Hopefully) Learn

Hi there! My name is Kia and I’m very excited to join the Bio Careers family! I thought I’d introduce myself in this first post and let you get to know a little about me. Like anyone else, I have had a bunch of experiences, made more than my fair share of mistakes, and have enjoyed many successe...


kia.walcott

Kia
Walcott

Get Write: How to Prep for a Career in Science Writing NOW

There are no real rules to job hunting or deciding on a career path. Some general principles do exist however, and while I cannot attest to them all, I can tell you what worked for me!