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Kill Fees: When and How Medical Writers Use Them

Your time as a medical writer is worth money. 

However, clients can change their minds, project leads can move on, and some projects are discontinued, due to circumstances we don’t control. 

May 2, 2022 at 9:58 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

Top Secret: What Medical Communicators Need to Know about Confidentiality Agreements

Have you been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of a medical writing or editing contract?

Nondisclosure statements or confidentiality agreements are not unusual in the medical communication field. They are common documents clients use to protect the information or knowledge writers and editors encounter as they work on a project.

March 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

What to Expect When You Hire a Freelance Writer or Editor

The hunt for freelance medical writers and editors begins when you have a need for a communication professional who can help you complete or improve your writing project. Sometimes you have an urgent need, and you don’t know where to turn.

Your first call will be to trusted freelancers, people you have worked with before. As any client working on a tight timeline knows, chasing down new freelancers in a pinch is exhausting, time consuming, and stressful. The key is to cultivate successful partnerships so you have a pool of freelancers who are eager to work with you when you need them. Why are they eager to work with you? 

January 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

The Basics of Freelance Contracts for Medical Communicators

How familiar are you with the language of freelance contracts? Do you know how to spot a problematic contract clause?

As a freelance medical communicator, you are running your own business. Even if you’d rather be writing than wading through legalese, learning the basics of contracts is part of the job.

December 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

Three Keys to Freelance Success

Freelance success is possible. As today’s work landscape rapidly changes, more talented professionals are leaving traditional employment settings, or are interested in supplementing their income, and are finding value in the flexibility and economic opportunities presented by freelance work. 

August 2, 2021 at 8:30 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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