Evans is the archetypal digital nomad, living out the dream of many travel journalists and writers. Except that while others may hem and haw about buying a plane ticket because of responsibilities like family, mortgages or because they’re risk-averse, Evans is single and adventurous and doesn’t think twice about taking the leap. Here’s how the American freelance writer, now based out of Berlin, has managed to live abroad for years at a time—without relying on a trust fund or a spouse with a steady income.
There is a science to being a successful freelance journalist. Just ask science journalist Dalmeet Singh Chawla who has managed to carve out a full-time career writing for publications like Nature, Science, Physics Today, Undark Magazine, BBC Future, The Guardian, The Economist, Slate, Pacific Standard and Medium.
At a time when the industry is becoming increasingly automated with reports generated by computer algorithms, the only assurance journalists have for now; the one distinctly human trait that can’t be automated; is the capacity to empathize with a fellow human being and share their story with others.