Step_12: Scientist → Journalist
  • Science Journalist

Lesley is an established freelance science journalist who has an impressive portfolio, with pieces published in outlets such as BBC Earth, New Scientist, and Nature. But she completed both a PhD and Postdoc before she made the plunge into writing.  In this episode you'll hear how Lesley gained the skills to make that transition and how the freelance process works, from the story pitch to the publish.

Lesley's top 3 favourite articles that she's published:

City cycling: health versus hazard

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Why some male bats have spiny penises