Sarah Harrop is a freelance science writer and editor with two decades’ experience of communicating about science. Before taking the plunge into freelancing she worked for the University of Reading writing stories about everything from reducing greenhouse gases in cow burps to cannabis-derived epilepsy drugs. She worked for nearly a decade at the Medical Research Council (UKRI) where she edited the organisation’s magazine, wrote and produced its Annual Review and contributed to its podcast, blog and website. She has also worked as a writer for the UK Clinical Research Collaboration and in the drug information team at Thomson Reuters. In the distant past she dabbled in travel writing, winning a Guardian Young Travel Writer of the Year award. She has a BSc in biological sciences from Sheffield University and a certificate in journalism from Birkbeck College.