Interview with Michael Schwarzschild -Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital

As part of The Science Explorer‘s “Job Spotlight” series, I interviewed Dr. Michael Schwarzschild, who provided some fabulous advice for budding scientists and stressed the importance of having fun along your career path! Read the full interview over at The Science Explorer! Photo credit: Image courtesy of Dr. Michael Schwarzschild / Mass General

Interview with Holly Soutter – Principal Research Scientist in Biotech

As part of The Science Explorer’s “Job Spotlight” series, I interviewed Holly Soutter, Principal Scientist at a Pharmaceutical Company, to see what encouraging advice she had to convince science enthusiasts to go into a science career. Read the full interview over at The Science Explorer! Photo credit: Photo courtesy Holly Soutter, PhD

Interview with Mala Misra – Visiting Professor at Colgate University

As part of The Science Explorer‘s “Job Spotlight” series, which encourages young researchers to go into science careers, I interviewed Mala Misra, a Professor at Colgate University in Upstate New York. Read the full interview over at The Science Explorer! Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Professor Mala Misra

Audience, Purpose, and Occasion – “The Big Three” in Science Writing

When writing any form of document — whether it be a blog post, website content, marketing material, magazine article, or academic manuscript — it’s always important to keep in mind “The Big Three”. In fact, these three things are so important to me, that I keep them written on post-it notes around my desk. Let’s…

Utilize-itis and my plight for plain language

Plain language – NOT the language of academics, unfortunately. During my scientific research career, I got far too used to reading manuscripts and documents that were chock-a-block full of difficult phrases and jargon — I started believing that it was the only way to be published in the world of science. I think that’s what happens to…

Editing – a diverse career

When I first started my editing and writing career, I was once asked whether I thought I’d get bored, sitting in front of a computer all day — after all, I’d spent many years in a hands-on laboratory environment as a scientist — “Surely life at a desk is not for you?” I was asked. Editing, far from being boring, is a…

A second set of eyes

There’s no doubt that a second pair of eyes is useful when performing any kind of writing. Editors are communications experts who can help you create concise, professional documents. A good editor will improve flow, check for consistency, catch embarrassing typos, make suggestions to improve the overall clarity of your document, and check for adherence to all manner of…