The Savvy Scribe

Episode 93: Career Tips and Steps to Become a Writer with Loralyn Mears

February 23, 2021
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Episode 93: Career Tips and Steps to Become a Writer with Loralyn Mears
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The Savvy Scribe
Episode 93: Career Tips and Steps to Become a Writer with Loralyn Mears
Feb 23, 2021

In today’s episode, we have Loralyn Mears to share her career tips for those who are aspiring to become writers!

Loralyn Mears has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and she shares today the best practices as a scientific health freelance writer. She is also the host of the Women-in-Tech Like a BOSS podcast in which I also had the chance to be on. 

Women-in-Tech Like a BOSS podcast -  the whole point is to shine the light on all of these incredible women who are making a difference in so many people's lives. 

Her Career Journey

Loralyn described her career in a very witty way and goes like “ If I would describe my career it’s like a hockey stick where someone scrambled all the way to the top very very quickly and then jump off the cliff, fell into the thorny jungle with laughing hyenas, clutter way out and now back on the street.” 

In real speech though, she started off as a Ph.D. scientist only because her parents didn't want her to go to journalism school. After a while, she realized she’s not for it. She is so much happier writing and talking about concepts and translating those technical and scientific concepts across different groups. Along the way, she keeps getting pushed to sales because people say she's good at it. But that's what took her off the path but she quickly put herself back on track. 

Writing as a Scientist 

She works on the content marketing side, trying to craft different strategies and campaigns and all the technical and scientific bits that go along with that. 

She goes from writing scientific articles to writing marketing campaigns in the life sciences. She worked with a lot of biotech, a lot of startups.

Keep listening as she shares her career tips and tools for setting goals!

If hard science thrillers are your thing, check out her newest novel, "COVID-19 The Battle for Humanity" which is now available on Amazon!

Follow: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/loralynmears/

Website: https://www.toastedmarshmellow.com/

Support the show (http://www.thesavvyscribepodcast.com)

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we have Loralyn Mears to share her career tips for those who are aspiring to become writers!

Loralyn Mears has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and she shares today the best practices as a scientific health freelance writer. She is also the host of the Women-in-Tech Like a BOSS podcast in which I also had the chance to be on. 

Women-in-Tech Like a BOSS podcast -  the whole point is to shine the light on all of these incredible women who are making a difference in so many people's lives. 

Her Career Journey

Loralyn described her career in a very witty way and goes like “ If I would describe my career it’s like a hockey stick where someone scrambled all the way to the top very very quickly and then jump off the cliff, fell into the thorny jungle with laughing hyenas, clutter way out and now back on the street.” 

In real speech though, she started off as a Ph.D. scientist only because her parents didn't want her to go to journalism school. After a while, she realized she’s not for it. She is so much happier writing and talking about concepts and translating those technical and scientific concepts across different groups. Along the way, she keeps getting pushed to sales because people say she's good at it. But that's what took her off the path but she quickly put herself back on track. 

Writing as a Scientist 

She works on the content marketing side, trying to craft different strategies and campaigns and all the technical and scientific bits that go along with that. 

She goes from writing scientific articles to writing marketing campaigns in the life sciences. She worked with a lot of biotech, a lot of startups.

Keep listening as she shares her career tips and tools for setting goals!

If hard science thrillers are your thing, check out her newest novel, "COVID-19 The Battle for Humanity" which is now available on Amazon!

Follow: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/loralynmears/

Website: https://www.toastedmarshmellow.com/

Support the show (http://www.thesavvyscribepodcast.com)