I’m a freelance scientific writer and editor and some say entrepreneur. I help scientists with writing and editing, academic book production and science communications. I have PhD in microbiology, nutrition and health from the University of Reading in the UK and I have worked for over 10 years as a research scientist in the same area. I have published numerous papers and done everything a scientist is expected to do. I decided last year (for various reasons) it was time to chase a dream and see what the world of freelancing as a science writer is like. One year in and you find me still at it.
This blog is not my main blog. It’s more of a space to think about the world of scientific publishing and communications, build ideas and share thoughts. SciComms is not a topic I’ve studied particularly on a fancy MSc course at a well known university. It’s just a topic I’ve been interested in for well over five years (although I didn’t know it) and found myself doing as part of being a scientist. I’ll be talking about all sorts of topics with some bits that will probably interest more people than others. You can expect some juice on negative results, open-access publishing, geeky software and web 2.0 apps, new initiatives, crowd-sourced platforms and probably some thoughts on evolving stories in the media that I think are interesting. I’ll probably also post on bits and pieces I’ve been up to in “the day job”.
Having said all this, I’m expecting surprises, a lot of nerdy discussion and probably to learn a thing or two in the process. Or at least that is what I hope.
I’ll elaborate much more about where I think this blog will go in the first few posts. Last thing, feel free to get involved with comments, emails and Twitter (@maxbingham). Looking forward to it!
What's the blog about?
A space for exploring science, communications, and issues we might encounter talking about science online, in the real world and on paper. Opinions and thoughts are all mine and any waffle is just simply great ideas being worked on. Feel free to join the conversation in any way you want.
Who are you?
Max Bingham. I'm a freelance scientific writer and editor. I help scientists with writing and editing, academic book production and communications. This blog is a space for me to work out ideas, discuss developments and go on and on about a topic I am really rather interested in.