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Working With Recruiters to Advance Your Medical Writing Career

Recruiters can make all the difference when advancing your medical writing career. Experienced recruiters can help you identify a role that increases your earning potential, improve your work/life balance, and move you up to a senior-level position.

Many medical writers aren’t sure how to effectively find and work with recruiters. Some may not think they need to work with recruiters. However, used in conjunction with other job search strategies such as industry job postings (available to AMWA members), working with a recruiter can be a good way to make critical connections that will help you land your ideal next job.

August 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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Topics: Insider

Edit Smart...Edit Fast! Tips For Editing Productivity

Writing and editing go hand-in-hand to create a masterpiece. A well-written article is like a fine piece of jewelry. Think of the content as the design of the jewelry and the editing as the polish.  Just as a ring without polish looks like a piece of lackluster metal with a potentially beautiful gem, a poorly edited article loses its charm even if the content is strong.

July 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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How Apprenticeships Can Help New Medical Writers Get Started

If you are considering medical writing as your career option, then there are a few steps you’ll need to take to start out in this fast-growing, exciting, and demanding field. While searching for a suitable medical writing training program, you may find loads of information (safe to say “information overload”) including guidance, tips, dos and don’ts, as well as numerous books, blogs, and articles on medical writing that could leave you more uncertain than when you started. You may also be left with a lot of remaining questions such as where you can get training, what specific skills are required, and whether there is a suitable apprenticeship program for medical writers.

July 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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Medical Writing Courses That Can Help You Advance In Your Career

Until recently, most writers in the field of medical communication entered the field without formal training. Some started out with scientific or medical degrees and previously worked as scientists, physicians, or pharmacists before transitioning into medical writing. Others began as journalists and built a career by writing about health and medicine.

July 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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Building a Health-Literate Society [Communication Strategies]

Health literacy is important for improving people’s long-term health and quality of life. In an ideal society, health literacy would be high and people would regularly take preventative measures to protect their health, manage chronic conditions, and have better health outcomes.

July 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM

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10 Best Practices for Managing a Remote Team

In medical communication, as in other fields, it’s increasingly common for team members to be scattered across the country or around the globe. It’s important for managers to have the skills needed to make their remote teams successful—no matter where employees are located. Managers of remote medical communication teams face challenges including

  • Retaining valuable team members in the face of global competition
  • Ensuring that expectations are met on both sides of the working relationship
  • Keeping a remote team up to date on trends and changes in your field
  • Having the information needed to report to your superiors 
  • Obtaining the technology needed for remote team success 

Here are some tips for addressing the challenges of managing a remote medical communication team.

July 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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Topics: Insider

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