Science Writing

ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

The What’s In a Name Game

How to play it and win.  If you are looking for a change or have to change, and have identified some places that are “looking for a few good people,” what it comes down to is finding out who in the company are doing the looking, getting their attention, and then convincing them that they ne...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Looking for a change?

I was. I had too. I was an assistant prof. teaching stimulating courses to good students. We passed some good times in the classroom, lunchroom and, of course, the local bars. There were even a couple of grad students whose research was working out. What’s wrong with this picture? Teaching is grea...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Do scientists really need social networks?

The short answer is “yes.” Of course they do. But the best networks would probably not be Facebook clones. Why not? Well, because Facebook helps people find people. Scientists need networks that help people find information. The label “Scientists” is a very big one and includes a lot of ...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Got journals? How to pick ‘em.

At some point in your publication planning, you will have to choose the journals where you will submit your articles. Finding the right journal is important because if your article isn’t published in a timely fashion, say within a year or two of a congress presentation, no one will know about i...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

On social networks (yet)?

… or not on them? In fact, all of us are members of social networks. We have circles of friends and acquaintances, and we interact with professional colleagues and associates every day. That's true whether you are a basic or medical researcher, a physician or other healthcare provider, medical wri...


tony_fox

Tony
Fox

Fear Is Funny

Fear is funny because it makes people do strange things.  It is strange to not pursue one’s ultimate goal in life.  It is odd to spend one’s time performing a job that yields no satisfaction.  Only a funny thing such as fear could result in such absurdity.  The most ironic as...


lisaraenae

Lisa
Sproul Hoverman

Volunteer Researchers Needed and Appreciated!

“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”  ~Albert Schweitzer With a great background in biology or biomedical research, you landed a great job in consulting, advising, teaching, writing, or advocating!  However, you have to admit, in the evenings and on the weeken...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

So you want to go freelance?

My first step toward freelancing was moonlighting. Actually, it was the unintended result of interviewing for a staff job as a medical writer but being offered a consultant contract instead of a full-time position. Not knowing if it would work out, I kept my “day job” while I completed my fir...


lisaraenae

Lisa
Sproul Hoverman

Reinvention

“I am still making order out of chaos by reinvention”.  - John Le Carre, MI6 Spy-turned-Novelist


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

How I got into freelance writing: An unintended consequence?

We've all been there. It's Sunday afternoon and the feeling of dread hits. Tomorrow is Monday and it's the start of another work week. I'd been working at a medical communications agency for about 3 years doing medical writing and publication planning. I was their one and only in-house PhD. It s...