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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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    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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