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    How to Keep a Steady Stream of Jobs as a Freelance Medical Writer

    Most successful freelance medical communicators seek a steady stream of work by cultivating a roster of trusted repeat clients. 

    It is a mutually beneficial arrangement. When clients find a reliable freelancer who knows their business and produces high-quality work, they'll stick with them.

    April 8, 2024 at 9:42 AM

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    What Types of Medical Writing Are There?

    Medical communicators are key collaborators in a scientific ecosystem where critical research findings and discoveries move from laboratories to the wider world, improving the health and lives of patients and communities.

    As the fields of medicine and health care advance, the demand for medical writers increases. 

    February 15, 2024 at 2:12 PM

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    Should Freelancers Take On Long-Term Contracts for Medical Writing and Editing?

    Freelance medical writers typically work on projects for varying amounts of time, depending on the project parameters. However, on occasion, clients may want a freelancer to commit to being available to them for a set period of time rather than for a specific project. What is a long-term contract, and what should you do when a client offers you one? Let’s start at the beginning.

    September 25, 2023 at 11:04 AM

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    Are You Protected? Professional Liability Insurance for Freelancers

    As independent businesspeople, freelance medical writers are responsible for acquiring their own insurance policies. Some types of policies are critical for operating a business, while others depend on the structure of one’s freelance business. 

    May 1, 2023 at 9:00 AM

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    Do You Need to Build a Freelance Website? Depends

    Conventional wisdom says you could be the best freelance medical writer in the world, but unless you have a website, potential clients might not know you exist. 

    March 20, 2023 at 9:00 AM

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    Mind Your Own Business with a Year-End Review

    By Laura J. Ninger, ELS, Ninger Medical Communications, LLC

    You must understand what your medical communication business has achieved during the past year in order to plan for the future. This blog helps you review your earnings, clients, project mix, and marketing efforts with good record-keeping and some simple tables and graphs.

    November 28, 2022 at 9:30 AM

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