On Air
April 8th 2019

Sophie Okolo is a public health researcher and science writer. She writes about the latest health tech, dementia, ageism. She helps run The STEM Squad, an inclusive online community for women and non-binary folks in STEM. 

In this episode, we give you a detailed guide on how to start your gig as a science writer! If you're even a little bit interested in science writing, this is the episode for you. 

1. Find a niche.
2. Write, write, write!
3. Find a mentor.

Resources for new science writers:
• Science Twitter!
• Check out Bossed Up! Some articles include what to look for in a mentor and how to find one!
• Pitch to Lady Science, Sister, Lateral Magazine, and Got Science Magazine.
• Join the Massive Science Consortium
The Open Notebook offers a pitch database and tons of guides for beginner science writers.
• Episode 6 of the pod, where I talked to science journalist Bianca Nogrady

Where you can find Sophie!

Join The STEM Squad:
Facebook Group

Incredible scientists I mentioned:
Christine Liu (and Two Photon Art!)
Michelle Barboza-Ramirez
Raquel Nuno
Melissa Cristina Márquez

Support #InferiorinCanada, as we fundraise to get Angela Saini's Inferior into high schools across Canada! Check it out.

You can find me (your host, Ive) on Twitter, Insta, and YouTube. Let's be friends!

Any feedback on the show? Let us know on Twitter at @ScienceSucksPod.

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