Science Writing

ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Publication planning....say what?

In academia and medical research, the majority of my writing involved research grants and publication manuscripts. Success in one drove success in the other, a relationship that some of us saw as a “vicious cycle” and others as an “upward spiral.” More planning efforts went toward the resear...


tony_fox

Tony
Fox

Your Mission Statement

Companies develop mission statements to clearly state the goals and intentions of the organization. An individual can greatly benefit from a professional mission statement by defining particular career aspirations. Many people may simply transfer from one position to another as opportunities arise...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

The interview: hold 'em or fold 'em?

Well, it is a gamble, sort of, isn't it? You've read their ad or posting, or listened to the head hunter and said “yes, I can do that,” or “I'd like that.” They've read your reply to their ad or posting, or listened to the head hunter and said, “maybe he can do this,” or “maybe he's th...


tony_fox

Tony
Fox

Networking Is Nothing to Fear

“It’s all about who you know, and I know Crackle.”  The comedian Mitch Hedberg knew the value of networking when he spoke these words.  Of course his ultimate goal was to gain a spot on the front of a Rice Krispies box (he thought the whole Wheaties thing was a bit overdone). 


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David
Keleti

Where are the MD-trained Medical Writers? Part II

So what can the individual medical student do to improve his or her writing? What can teaching institutions do to encourage more sophisticated writing among their students?


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

So you want to be a Science Writer? Some Things you should know

At the 2011 Annual AAAS Meeting, I went to a seminar called “Media Unbounded: What Comes Next.”  It was a very interesting topic, especially for anyone considering the field of scientific journalism.  Here are some highlights from the session:1.    Audiences are not fleeing t...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

How I got to work as a medical writer (You might be surprised)

I had been occupied for four years selling oncology reference laboratory testing services. It was a great job. It was with a start-up venture capital-backed company. We offered a wide range of immunohistochemical testing and gene rearrangement analyses that the “big labs” didn't do yet. Was a Ph...


tony_fox

Tony
Fox

There is always work to be done

This is the first in a series of blog entries geared towards all the science folk out there yearning for passion within their work.  Admittedly, many are simply looking for work.  That is entirely beside the point because there is always work to be done.  After years of education or c...


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David
Keleti

Blogging on freelance writing

In this blog, I hope to provide the perspective of a post-graduate scientist with some biotech industry experience who transitioned into medical writing for a medical communications agency, and then went out on his own as a freelance writer.


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David
Keleti

Where are the MD-trained Medical Writers? Part I

I recently had a discussion with a VP of a reputable medical agency about the educational demographics of medical writers he works with, both internally and externally. He explained that about 75% of them had earned PhDs, a very high percentage. I asked him about doctors who had earned MDs or PharmD...