Who I am: Bianca Nogrady | email@example.com |
Where I live: Australia
What I do: Science journalist who has written and edited for magazines and newspapers, as well as writing and editing books.
Why science journalism: “I came to science journalism via a convoluted pathway that started with a graduate diploma in science communication. Some of my biggest career highlights have come in the last few years, writing for outlets such as The Atlantic, MIT Technology Review, Undark, and Wired UK. I’m most proud of helping to get the Science Journalists Association of Australia up and running. We launched at the start of this year, and helping that community to grow and thrive would have to be pretty close to the top of my list of career highlights”
Suggestions for newcomers:
- Read widely and greedily: devour as much science writing (and other writing) as you can, work out what you enjoy and appreciate in the work of others, and why. Strive to write like that.
- Learn from your editors: their job is to make your work as good as it can be, so take on board what they say about your work and apply that to the next thing you write.
- Be curious: never leave an important or burning question unasked.