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Can We Do More To Measure Our Value?

True or false:

Well-trained medical communicators bring value to the teams with whom they work.

I hope you answered true because that’s the right answer.

The key adjective of course is well-trained.

May 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM

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How Should I Set My Freelance Medical Writing Rates?

This article is based on content presented by Eleanor Mayfield, ELS, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference.

How to calculate freelance medical writing rates is a hotly debated topic among freelancers. Some are adamant about always charging a project fee; others swear by an hourly rate. Eleanor Mayfield led a discussion of the pros and cons of these common methods as well as strategies for implementing them that will benefit both freelancers and their clients. She stressed that no pricing method is perfect; the key is to determine which strategy is the best fit for each project.

April 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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Freelancers: Be Your Own Employee of the Month

You’ve just been named employee of the month. Hooray for you! Actually, when you’re a freelance medical writer or editor and you work for yourself, you are your own employee of the month EVERY month because there's no competition for the crown. The question is have you done all it takes to deserve that honor?

April 13, 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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