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How To Succeed In Science Freelance Writing: 7 Great Suggestions

If you have a passion for writing and are looking to take this passion and turn it into a rewarding career that you will enjoy then consider a career as a science freelance writer. This exciting career field has a wide variety of choices and gives you considerable flexibility in writing on topics you enjoy. When you are ready to step into this enjoyable field, here are 7 great suggestions to get you up and running in science writing.

  1. Grow your area of expertise
  2. The first area to consider when you are looking at this field is to narrow down your field and pick one area you can focus on developing your skills. This could involve completing a degree in the selected topic area or working in the field to grow your experience with the subject matter.

  3. Establish a network of resources
  4. No one knows everything on a topic so the next step in succeeding in this field of writing is to grow a network of experts. This network of experts will help when you encounter a topic you do not have experience with and give you the background you need to write correct information.

  5. Develop your writing style
  6. The next step to science writing success is to develop a style of writing that works for you. Even scientific journals need to be informative and presented in such a way that the reader can follow the information.

  7. Put together a portfolio of work
  8. The next step to finding work as a freelance science writer is to put together a portfolio of your work for potential employers or contractors. This portfolio of work will be your resume to getting your potential jobs and is essential to finding work.

  9. Publish your works
  10. One enhancement for any portfolio is to be published in notable journals. Many journals have a listing of upcoming topics they would like writers to compose. Choose these topics and write for the online journals to hopefully get them published.

  11. Solicit potential jobs
  12. The next step to getting ahead as a writer in this field is to go out in search of jobs. Many large companies will have a research department and they will frequently publish their findings in technical journals. In most cases, technical experts are not the best writers so by offering your services you can find potential work.

  13. Stay professional
  14. No matter where you are in the development of your career always remember to stay professional. Keep timelines and important dates in mind throughout all your writing and you will develop your reputation in the industry and earn additional work.

Pitch your services

You should be able to learn if clients have worked with freelancers in the past and what skills they look for in a good freelance writer. This will help you know how to pitch your services and develop a winning proposal.

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