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Accounting for Freelancers: 5 Tips to Master Your Business Finances

Note: The tips here are meant to provide an overview of best practices regarding accounting needs for freelancers. For advice specific to your situation, seek counsel from authorized financial experts.

For freelance medical writers and editors, day‑to‑day responsibilities include managing a business in addition to producing quality content. But collecting receipts, preparing for quarterly taxes, and staying on top of business accounting can be a major source of stress.

If you are a freelance medical writer overwhelmed by accounting, these tips are for you.

May 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

How to Run an Effective Meeting in 6 Steps

Many medical writers are tasked with more than crafting accurate documents. You might also need to manage projects and teams. 

Part of managing medical communication includes effectively leading meetings so that they drive documents forward to successful completion. 

Whether you're preparing to lead your first meeting or kicking off a new project, follow these best practices to meet your objectives. These best practices apply whether your meeting is in‑person or online.

May 4, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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5 Tips for Being an Excellent Health Communication Specialist

To work in health communication, you need both detailed knowledge about health care and marketing and the ability to manage a variety of editorial and writing tasks.

Whether you’re starting out in health communication or considering a shift from another type of medical communication or medical writing, these tips can help you succeed.

April 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Freelance Medical Writers

For freelance medical writers and editors, social media can help build authority, engage with colleagues, connect with potential clients, and grow their freelance businesses. But posting and sharing inconsistently, or using the wrong platforms, can waste time and energy. These social media marketing tips can help.

March 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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Essential Project Management Techniques for Medical Communicators

Medical communicators do more than write. As a project manager, your role can include managing documents, processes, timelines, and people, sometimes across multiple teams. Effective project management is essential for success with complex projects, especially when they involve the drug development cycle. 

March 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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9 Tips for New Managers in Medical Communication

For some medical writers, a next step in their careers is a move to management. While this can create opportunities for advancement and greater recognition, it can be challenging—many medical writers are seasoned communicators, but they may not yet have the skills required to manage others.

To make a successful transition, these tips for new managers can help.

February 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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