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How to Market Yourself as a Freelance Medical Writer: 7 Tips for Success

If there’s one key to success as a freelance medical writer, it’s this: never stop marketing. 

December 7, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

Expand Your Skills to Write for the Pharmaceutical Industry

The economic fallout from the COVID‑19 pandemic has affected thousands of career paths, including many in the medical communication field. Whether you’re seeking new remote work opportunities or hoping to expand your skill set to further advance your career, consider pursuing writing in the pharmaceutical industry. 

November 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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How to Get Started as a Freelance Medical Writer

The medical communication field is expanding at a record pace. At the same time, remote work is becoming mainstream. By demand, many experienced medical writers have begun offering freelance writing or editing services. 

November 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM

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Why Should Medical Writers Learn Medical Terminology?

If you’re a new medical writer, you may wonder which skills are essential for success. Whether you choose to write regulatory documents, promotional content, patient education materials, or journal articles, you’ll need a strong writing foundation. Part of that foundation includes learning to understand, write, speak—in general, to communicate!—using the jargon of the field: medical terminology. 

October 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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4 Best Practices for Medical Device Writing

Melory Johnson, Owner and Principal Medical Writer, MJ MedComm, LLC, contributed to this article.

Whether you’re an established medical device writer or another type of medical communicator hoping to advance your career by adding a new skill, it can be helpful to brush up on best practices of medical device writing. Below, we outline the defining qualities of this niche, then describe how to succeed as a medical device writer.

October 5, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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Applying Writing Tutors’ Communication Techniques as a Medical Editor

This blog is based on an article written by Misty Bailey, MA, ELS(D), Kirsten Benson, EdD, and Anne Marie Weber‑Main, PhD, that was originally published in the AMWA Journal.

As a medical editor, your challenge is to use techniques that effectively balance the need for clarity with respect for the authors’ ideas. In other words, communication approaches need to empower authors while accomplishing the common goal of producing an easy‑to‑read piece of writing that clearly and effectively communicates the authors’ message and intent. 

September 21, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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