From science writing to journalism: How ‘The Ghost Writer’ changed my life.
How can a medical writer become a science journalist? That is the question I was asked to answer in an article inaugurating the Medical Journalism column of Medical Writing. If you expect me to write about the classical way to achieve this shift, you may be a little disappointed to learn that I don’t really know how I became a journalist. Actually, the course of my career has been more driven by my taste for words than by anything else. I love using words to reveal the pictures emerging from the fog of my sensations, and I don’t feel satisfied until I find the exact words which give shape to those pictures. And the more I am able to create a whole picture reflecting the complexity of reality, the happier I feel.
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