Laura Tennant

Toronto Freelance Science Writer

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I’m a Toronto freelance writer specializing in accurate, engaging science writing that drives traffic to your site and helps generate interest in your brand.

I am one of those unusual people who has always enjoyed reading scientific papers and writing essays. I’ve turned that passion into a career, creating compelling science-driven content for individuals, brands, and businesses.

I offer a strong educational background in health sciences, practical skills in search engine optimization (SEO), and an excellent track record as a successful science writer. 

I want the writing you purchase to be an investment, not an expense. Good quality writing gives clients important signals about your brand's calibre, authority, and professionalism.

When you hire me, I'll work hard to create high-value web resources that cover your topic in a simple, easy-to-understand yet scientifically accurate way. 

Why Hire Me?

Summary of Qualifications

Science education
H.B.Sc. in Neuroscience with high distinction from University of Toronto, 2016

SEO knowledge
Certificate in SEO, SEM, and Analytics from Brainstation, 2017

Published writing experience
I have written and/or edited over 200 high-quality science articles that have been published on the web, as well as magazine articles, research projects, and grants.

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Selected Published Works

Why it’s Always Important To Seek Help For Cardiac Symptoms
National Post, February 2021

ALS Society of Canada Fact Sheets
In consultation with internal stakeholders and medical professionals, I developed 20 fact sheets for people with ALS and their caregivers.
ALS Society of Canada, December 2020

Can Vitamin D Deficiency Affect Your COVID-19 Risk? - Here's What We Know
ImAware.Health, October 2020

Consumers Didn't Cause the Mask Shortage: Governments Did
Also published on the front page of the print edition on March 26, 2020.
National Post, March 2020

Does Your Child Need a Vitamin D Supplement?
Today's Parent, January 2020

Know Your Rights: Diabetes and Driving
Diabetes Canada, January 2020

Health Canada Speaks on the Vaping-Related Illness Crisis
Leafly, October 2019

Study Finds Endocannabinoid System Regulates Sperm Development
Leafly, October 2019

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Science, health, and medical copywriting: website content, blogs, articles, columns, whitepapers, grants, and research projects

Conducting research: reading scientific literature, sourcing and interviewing experts, competitor research

Search Engine Optimization (SEO): keyword research, headings & titles, and high-quality source links

Editorial consulting: developing content series and schedules

Areas Of Expertise

While I have a general love of medical writing, here are some areas in which I have experience, knowledge, and interest.

Neuroscience: cognitive, behavioural, developmental, and affective neuroscience, neurobiology and neurophysiology, the gut-brain axis
Psychology: social, personality and relationships psychology, psychometrics, research methods
Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, access to medication, devices, and supplies
Cancer: lung cancer, oncology genomics
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: current research, symptoms and treatments
Medical cannabis: THC, CBD, effects of cannabis, terpenes, medical cannabis
Geriatric medicine: caring for aging and elderly patients
Reproductive health: fertility, assisted reproductive technology, pregnancy
Coronavirus and COVID-19: virology, epidemiology, pathology, and treatments


Rates vary according to the complexity of the project and amount of research required.

All work includes up to 2 rounds of revisions. Further revisions may be subject to additional charges.

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Working With a Writer

If you're interested in my services, send me an email with some information about your organization and the type of writing you're looking for.

I'll get back to you with a quote, and we can discuss if the project is a good fit.

In some cases, the next step is for me to develop a proposal and topics and send that to you for your approval.

If you're looking for something specific, like a blog post on a particular topic, you can send me an assignment or project brief. This can be as simple as a topic and length, but it may include subheadings or an outline.

Next, I'll work independently to complete the research and writing. Once I submit my first draft, you can leave comments and I'll be happy to make revisions.

Why Invest In Quality?

Purchasing personalized copy through a freelance writer is an investment that can pay dividends for years to come.

Despite the relatively low price tag, copy published on your website or otherwise can provide hundreds, if not thousands of dollars of value for your business.

The writing associated with your brand gives customers important signals about your professionalism, calibre, and authority.

If you’re a health business, you want to convey that your brand is scientific, authoritative, and trustworthy.

A careful writer will do a much better job conveying your brand’s worth than a content mill.

Cheap writing cheapens your business. Therefore, it’s worth investing in high-quality, well-written content that lets customers know you’re serious about what you do.

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