Ever wondered if there could be life after science writing? This week for The Open Notebook, I got in touch with people who used to be science writers or non-science journalists to find out what they’re doing with their skills. I wrote about, among others, a nurse, a health policy nerd, and a coffee roaster. I also heard of former journalists who are now veterinarians, lawyers, graphic designers, and other useful jobs.
A lot of my science writing friends have Plan Bs. (Plans B?) I don’t–this was already my plan B. So, if you’re reading this, please keep giving me work.