SCI COMM WITH SCARLETT PARR-REID

Science Writing Portfolio


"Scarlett’s talented writing skills and outside the box thinking have enabled us to reach out to our wider MND community, the MND family, including our national association’s Thumbprint magazine" ~ Elizabeth Cargill, Motor Neurone Disease Association Exeter and East Devon Branch Chair 

"Scarlett is very well motivated and committed to a career in scientific writing, communications and media" ~ Dr. Sebastian Oltean, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Exeter

 
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ABOUT SCARLETT

Scarlett is a Science Blogger, Editor and Podcaster. With a BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences from the University of Exeter, she is an MSc Science Communication student at Imperial College London.


Alongside her degree, she has been the Regional Newsletter Editor for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in Exeter and East Devon, curating 3 newsletters, addressing 200 delegates at the charity's national conference and interviewing the Director of Research Development, Dr. Brian Dickie. Organising events such as the Walk To D'Feet fundraiser, which - along with the fellow supporters' Tri Hards ball -  raised £7000, and running an awareness stall at the University of Exeter, which gained a student volunteer, she widened the charity's outreach!  

Whilst at university, Scarlett was a Science Print Editor and student journalist for the University of Exeter's Exeposé student newspaper, where she wrote over 40 science news, features and review articles online and offline. 

Scarlett was nominated for the 2019 Best Science/ Technology Story and Best Science Section awards by the Student Publication Association.

Scarlett currently blogs for the sci comms platform Lifeology where she has written about resilience in a time of Covid-19. Scarlett Co-hosts the science podcast SciComm Stories

 

MY SKILLS

Professional Experience

 
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March 2018 - Present

ADOBE INDESIGN, PHOTOSHOP, AUDITION AND WORDPRESS

I have training in editing copy using Adobe InDesign and images using Photoshop. My experience as Science Print Editor for the Exeposé student newspaper has enabled me to efficiently meet tight editorial deadlines with professional rigour. I have written and edited blogs on Wordpress and have media law training to accompany best use of these platforms. I have edited podcast audio for the podcast I host, SciComm Stories using Adobe Audition.

Oct 2019 - May 2020

RIGHTMARKET

I am skilled in curating marketing and awareness flyers using RightMarket. I have used this to create top quality flyers for MND Association fundraising events and newsletters.

Feb 2019 - Present

INTERVIEW SKILLS

I have developed researching and listening skills through interviewing some of the biggest names in the world of MND and Science Communication. Some of these names include Oxford University fellow and MND Association Director of Research Development Dr.Brian Dickie, Roboticist, Hi-Tech collaborator and Author Dr. Peter Scott Morgan and Journalist, Presenter and science Author Will Gater.

July 2019 - Present

PUBLIC SPEAKING

I spoke at the MND Association National Conference in 2019 about my experience of being a volunteer for the charity, the impact and value of giving back to your local community. This was well-received and led to networking with the charity's Director of Care Improvement Nick Goldup.

March 2018 - Present

RUNNING SOCIAL MEDIA

I am competent in running social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I ran the Exeposé Science Facebook page, posting article content-calls, updates on science-related and society-based events. This enabled me to build a good rapport with contributors, incorporating their feedback in upcoming issues and events.

March 2018 - Present

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

I ran an MND stall at the Undergraduate Medical School Student Conference in 2019, engaging with staff and students to create awareness about MND. I also collaborated with university staff to organise a translational seminar on MND for medical students, which received fantastic feedback.

 

CONTACT

Exeter, Devon

07702 676432

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