Does a science writer need a PhD?
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Brisk debate last week, prompted by these SciLogs posts from Akshat Rathi and Jalees Rehman and this reply from SciCurious. Writes the latter: "It's true that science writing isn't the most lucrative way to pay the bills. But getting a PhD to go INTO science writing is hardly better ... You'd be better off building your portfolio as a full time science writer, supplementing with other types of writing or other work."