Saturday, 19 July 2008

Look ma, I’m a freelance science journalist!

Well, I don’t know at which point I can call myself this but late last week I scored a job writing articles as a freelance science journalist for an on-line science newsletter. My first article was published on Friday after a hectic but exciting week. My week involved pitching a story, tracking down a voice recorder, attending a seminar to capture the main point of my story, liaising with media officers, conducting an interview, writing the article and then nervously waiting to hear the editor's opinion after submission of the article. I would describe this new experience as an exciting adventure that spiced up what would normally be a relatively mundane week for a laboratory scientist.

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