Anne and her sources aim to answer these questions. In Survival Secrets of Freelance WritersCanadian correspondent and frequent freelancer Andrew Fazekas joins a select group of freelance writers in offering advice on surviving in this hectic world and noting that earning a living as an independent science writer takes discipline, perseverance, and a thick skin.
Even if you do, know your worth and try to get paid for your work whenever you can.
Whether you choose to write for free or not is up to you, but it remains a way in which many writers get their start. Do you really need a credential to make it in this field?
So much of freelance writing is rejection. Read good science writing. Lots of it. This means learning how to pitch.