Ajai Raj is an experienced journalist specializing in health and science reporting, with a knack for making complex concepts simple to understand. He is also a skilled editor and copyeditor, with extensive proofreading and fact-checking experience. He is a graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York and the University of Texas at Austin.
Welcome to my longer, first-person bio. My name is Ajai Raj, and I've been working as a freelance journalist for a little over five years now, with a particular focus on science, health, and medicine. I enjoy taking complex concepts and making them both simple to understand and entertaining to read.
I graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City in 2013 with an MA in health and science reporting. During that time I interned at COSMOS, a science magazine in Sydney, Australia, as well as at Popular Science. Subsequent to those internships, I freelanced for both publications, as well as working stints as a fact-checker for Popular Science.
Within the science and medicine realm, my bread and butter has been writing for medical trade journals across a range of medical specialties, including clinical oncology, gastroenterology, pain medicine, and anesthesiology. Recently my beat has expanded to include climate change and other general interest science stories, as well.
I also have a number of gee-whiz science stories under my belt, as well as reviews of art, literature, and performance that engages with science in some way.
I think my portfolio reflects my skill and versatility as a writer. I can write straight news, wry humor, and thoughtful reflection with equal ease, and I welcome any challenge that stretches my voice or expands my knowledge.
In addition to writing, I have experience copyediting, proofreading, and fact-checking, and am happy to offer my services in these areas.
Thanks for reading. I can be reached at: ajairaj [at] gmail [dot] com.
Good night, and godspeed.