Science Writing

6 mistakes I made in my first 6 months of freelance science writing

It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows in my first half a year of science writing — I screwed up quite a few times, too. Here are six mistakes, great and small, that I made in my first six months of freelancing and some advice on how to avoid making them yourself.

How I got my first science journalism clip

There are many paths into science writing, and mine is just one. But given that there seem to be plenty of other academics out there curious about writing about science, I thought it might be helpful to walk through exactly how I placed – and got paid for – my first real science story.