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How a Medical Writing Internship Could Help You Break Into the Field

If you're considering a career as a medical writer, there are a few ways to enter this challenging, lucrative field. If you're an experienced communication or medical professional, you're off to a good start. Still, you'll want to spend time exploring professional resources, brushing up on medical terminology, and honing the specific skills necessary for your chosen area of focus. 

May 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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How to Write Your First Clinical Case Report

If you’re a new medical writer, you probably find yourself looking for templates and document guidelines to help you organize your work. Whether you’re a new graduate or an experienced scientist pivoting into a new career, you’ll need to spend time learning the purpose of each type of medical document in your niche and structuring it properly. Below, we offer an explanation of and guidance for writing clinical case reports.

April 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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4 Best Practices for Clinical Protocol Writing

As a regulatory writer, you must stay updated on new policies and evolving best practices for highly technical documents. Continuing education is important for both maintaining and advancing your career. That includes brushing up on everything from medical device writing to pharmaceutical writing. Below, we review the expectations for protocol writing, then follow up with four best practices for success as a regulatory writer who specializes in these types of documents.

April 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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How to Craft a Strong Medical Writer Resume

When you imagine applying for a new medical writing job, how do you feel? Does your heart race with excitement? Do you feel a flicker of fear? Pivoting into a new position, company, or niche can be both exhilarating and challenging. It’s important to do everything you can to set yourself up for success.

March 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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When and How to Fire a Freelance Client

Freelancing allows medical writers to take command of their careers by establishing and managing their own businesses. Owning a freelance medical writing or editing business empowers you to set your rates and schedule. As a freelancer, you’ll experience an equal mix of freedom and responsibility.

March 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM

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How Medical Writing Certification Can Advance Your Career

If you’re a new medical writer, you might be wondering how to set yourself up for a long, successful career. Fortunately, there are many ways to build a strong foundation: exploring apprenticeships, mastering medical writing styles, and earning an Essential Skills Certificate, to name a few.

February 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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