Everything I Know About Freelance Science Writing, I Learned in Grad School (Well Almost)

Emma Hitt, PhD
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One of the reasons science writing is such a great fit for many graduate students in the sciences is that the skills required for science and for science writing largely overlap. A 5- or 6-year stint earning a PhD in the life sciences will almost wholly prepare you for a career as a freelance science writer. Let me illustrate: Writing skills To be an excellent professional writer, you have to be a ...