How to break into science and medical freelance writing?
January 19, 2006 5:39 AM Subscribe
How to break into science and medical freelance writing? High background in science, little background in writing
posted by Wolfster to writing & language (14 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I would like suggestions as to how to break into freelance writing, more specifically, science and medical writiing.
For example, can anyone suggest a class (how to write articles) in the New York city area? I do not have time or money for an entire degree. Alternatively, can this material be learned via a really good text?
How did those of you with no experience (clips) break into the field? Are there local publications that are easy to break into that need science or medical information?
Is a brief internship suggested? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
More about me - I have an undergraduate degree in biology and psychology. I have a PhD in neuroscience. I feel very comfortable learning material (ie., genetics, stem cells, pharmacology, health) quickly and seeing the big picture. I've taught non major undergraduates the applications of these new fields and they becamse excited about material, so I think I could write an article that would interest the public/and be of interest to the general public. I do love the material and would like to stay up to date - what's new in these fields.
My big weaknesses - I am in my 30s. I also do not have training or a background in writing. I have no 'clips'