Science Writing


Your resume - the importance of presentation!

Remember the last time you walked into a fancy restaurant? I know not many of us in the science field have the funds to frequent those places, but try to think about the main differences between an average establishment and a 5-star restaurant. The quality of food should of course be first, or so you would hope, but what is a close second? The presentation!


New Blogger Kia: Listen and (Hopefully) Learn

Hi there! My name is Kia and I’m very excited to join the Bio Careers family! I thought I’d introduce myself in this first post and let you get to know a little about me. Like anyone else, I have had a bunch of experiences, made more than my fair share of mistakes, and have enjoyed many successes. Hopefully, as I share these and much more with you, you’ll be able to use them all as a tool to carve your own path.


Get Write: How to Prep for a Career in Science Writing NOW

There are no real rules to job hunting or deciding on a career path. Some general principles do exist however, and while I cannot attest to them all, I can tell you what worked for me!


Informational Meetings Help Get Your Foot in The Door

In my previous post “Finding The Door To Get Your Foot In,” I included excerpts from an original email that landed me a face-to-face informational meeting. For the benefit of readers who do not know what an informational meeting is, it is simply a meeting (or an interview) you arrange to talk to someone (anyone) who knows about the field you are interested in.


Plagiarism: Definition and Scope

Hello everyone!  Today’s blog is on a very important topic that I have recently had to deal with as a science writer, plagiarism.Introduction: I have my own business where I work as a publication specialist.  I facilitate the publication of primary research manuscripts at all stages. I may edit the text, suggest experiments, provide feedback on figures, design and generate figures, format a manuscript, help with submission and/or the review process.


I got my PhD – now what?

I am very excited to be writing blog posts for the Bio Careers community and hope that my experiences can help other PhD scientists discover their own career path. In this first introductory blog, I want to tell you all a little bit about myself and also address an issue that I think a lot of science PhDs come face to face with when they graduate: Now what?


The “One Paragraph” method for cohesive writing

One of the hardest parts of writing a compelling document is cohesiveness or flow.  When people sit down to write a manuscript or grant, they have a pretty good idea in their head about all of the pieces of information they need to provide to the reader so that he will understand the project.


Finding Happiness in my Chosen Career Path

On my first blog for Bio Careers®, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself, my career path up to this point, and what I would like to share with you in future posts.  My career path has been anything but straight, with frequent detours to both learn about and experience new roles, fields, and career options.


Regulatory affairs: A promising career option for researchers in biomedical science

Many people have heard of “regulatory affairs,” but do not know what exactly that means. In my understanding, regulatory affairs is a field where you write, review, edit and submit all kinds of documents required in the process of drug development and clinical trials. The ultimate purpose is to gain market approval of your medicinal products (drugs, biologics, medical device and combination products) by the authority agency (FDA in the US) and to remain in good standing post-approval.


Careers in Science Writing

I was several years into graduate school when I discovered that I could pursue a career in “Science Writing.” I had always enjoyed writing, and wrote a lot both as an undergraduate and during my PhD. Once I realized there was a way to combine my interests in both science and writing, I knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life. I’ve been working successfully as a science writer for the past few years, and I thought I would share some tips on figuring out whether this field is for you, and how to get into the field.