Do you need a Ph.D. to be a science writer?
It's a question I get asked many times by prospective science writers/communicators in India. Many of them would want to explore science writing (not scientific writing) but aren't sure if they are ready, or would they have to finish their Ph.D. to foray into this career. As a science writer myself, here's what I think about this based on my limited experience. I got into science writing by more of circumstances rather than choice. Looking back, I am glad about the way things turned out, and wh