Ever wonder where you can land science writing gigs?
In today’s fast-paced world, there’s no shortage of research, scientific discoveries, technological breakthroughs, and environmental issues that people want to know about.
If you have an interest in science writing and a solid story idea, you can find a market to land an assignment. The scientific method is actually a good formula to follow to test out an idea. Seriously.
If you’ve ever been subjected to an episode of the kid-friendly show Bill Nye the Science Guy, he’ll convince you that if you drill down far enough, just about everything can be explained by science. For example:
- Is Elon Musk’s goal to get humans to Mars even possible?
- What’s it really like to use forensic science to solve crimes?
- What are health researchers doing to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease?
- Can science help solve the food and fresh water problem in drought-stricken countries?
If you want to make a living as a freelance science writer, look around. Story ideas are everywhere. Validate your idea, and then pitch a story to one of these science writing markets: