I talk about personal branding for PhDs a lot because it was my ticket to transitioning from academia into a non-academic role.

So imagine my delight when this week’s guest, Dr. Guadalupe Manrique-Maldonado shared with me that my videos on leveraging your skills and personal brand to land a non-academic career played a key role in helping her leave her job in academic research to become a science writer!

Guadalupe has a PhD in Neuropharmacology from Mexico.

In this interview, we talk about:

  • The videos on The Bold PhD YouTube channel that helped her re-think her career trajectory
  • How building her personal brand was pivotal in her academic-non-academic transition
  • What new and aspiring science writers and medical communicators can do to break into the field.


If you’re new to medical writing and would like a primer on what you can do to break into medical writing, consider my 90-minute class on breaking into medical writing.

In addition, you may check out these books on how to make a living as a writer.

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