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3 Tips for Success in Medical Journalism

As a medical writer, chances are high that you’ve crafted a document or two without your byline attached. After all, much of the content medical writers create doesn’t require authorship. If you’re interested in advancing your career and seeing your name in print, consider medical journalism. Nurturing relationships with publications that focus on health and well-being for a public audience is also a smart move for freelance medical writers. Having bylined publications can fortify your position as an expert in medical communication.

June 7, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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How to Find Freelance Clients on LinkedIn

This article is based on content presented by Lori De Milto, MJ, Kelly Schrank, MA, ELS, and JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference.

May 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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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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5 Tips for Equity and Inclusion in Medical Writing and Editing

Talking so everyone can hear

We have heard the words “equity” and “inclusion” many times in recent months. But we may not all have connected them with our work as writers and editors in health, medicine, and science. How can medical communicators help create a more equitable, inclusive world?

As writers and editors, we can play a role in giving all people the opportunity to understand and use health information so that they can participate in clinical trials, understand their health care providers’ instructions, and take other actions that help reduce and eradicate social, economic, and health disparities.

April 26, 2021 at 10:00 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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