The stereotypical view of a scientific conference is generally a mind-numbing parade of semi-coherent individuals droning on at the floor about their pet piece of fringe research while a room full of sedated people sit there wondering when they can legitimately sneak out and enjoy the local tourism opportunities but still earn the requisite CPD … Continue reading Conference capers
I’m writing an article about diversification in farming. WAKE UP! It’s not as boring as it sounds. It’s about a farmer who started out in egg production, then in an attempt to cut down overly high costs in one area of his business, he ended up developing a separate business in that area. Then his … Continue reading Diversify or perish?
The great thing about being a freelance journalist is I can work just about anywhere. As long as I have a mobile phone connection and my computer, I can work. Like right now, for instance. I’m sitting in the cafe at Sydney Aquarium while the rest of my family ogles the fauna, writing a news … Continue reading Oh the places you’ll work
When it rains, it pours. Poet Dorothea Mackellar wrote of Australia as a country of “droughts and flooding rains’. She might just as well have written the same about freelancing. I’ve been self-employed as a freelance science journalist for almost nine years, and it has taken me nearly that long to realise – and accept … Continue reading When it rains, it pours