Science Writing

coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

If they can't find you, they can't hire you.

Hello Everyone! Our topic this time is how to avoid making the hiring authority think you are an unreliable flake. If you give that impression, all the latest fads in job search won't help you. Job search is difficult enough, without putting roadblocks in your own way. You have to remember...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

The Editor Surfaces

So, what’s been happening with the manuscript that you uploaded a month or two ago? You've been logging in to the journal every few days for a while now to follow the status of your article and checking your e-mail carefully. At last, the editor has sent you a decision. What could it be? Acce...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Got journals? How to pick ‘em

OK, so you’ve finished your publication manuscript, and all the coauthors agree that it’s ready for submission. Got a journal? Build a short list of target journals.  


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Send it on its way-an “uploading” experience

A blank computer screen might be one of the scariest things on your bench or desk(top). 


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

So what's it all about?

Well, this time, it’s about “information flow” and more about publications. Actually, good, readable, interesting, quickly published, frequently cited articles begin long before the writing. They start with “a good idea at the time,” which then becomes “your problem,” i.e., an ide...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

So what will you do today?

How many times has someone asked you “what do you do all day?” or “what’s your day like?” or “tell me about your day?”. Most PhD students, postdocs, and academic faculty spend hours at the bench doing research, recording, and analyzing results that will either confirm or reject a ...


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

Seeing Yourself as a Technical Writer

As I mentioned before, my team has been looking to hire a couple technical writers. While the requirements for any specific role may vary, I find that it is a role that scientists can transition into fairly easily, because so much of what we do hinges on our ability to communicate clearly and c...


charlotte.mitchell

Charlotte
Mitchell

Should you sign a non-compete?

Absolutely, you can! But make sure you get all the facts so you can decide if it is acceptable to you before you accept an offer! When I accepted a job as a scientific recruiter, I had no idea that I would have to sign a non-compete form. This was not mentioned in any of my interviews or conver...


fabiansa

Fabian
Zanella

On bench work and writing

Let’s face it, it’s hard to do both at the same time, and do them well. I don’t think that scientific writing is my strongest skill, but I understand and respect the importance of it in science.I’m struggling with bench work, although interesting results are coming together. Then here comes ...


Shu.Chin.Ma

Shu Chin
Ma

Becoming a Scientific Writer the Hard Way

Let’s start by clearing something up: I am not a scientific writer in the sense that I get paid per word, finger-pecked on the keyboard. Althought, I do a fair amount of writing in my work, and I thoroughly enjoy it, thus, I may have some tips on getting started on becoming a scientific write...