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Package Inserts: A Medical Writer’s Primer

Medical writers can find vast amounts of information about prescription drugs and biologics from a variety of resources, such as scientific publications, electronic databases, and free online content from sites such as drugs.com.

A challenge for medical writing professionals is sorting through these resources to find information that is accurate and acceptable to use as a reference source when writing content that will ultimately go through medical‑legal review. 

February 7, 2022 at 9:15 AM

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Getting Technical: Is There a Difference Between a Medical Technical Writer and a Medical Writer?

Both terms describe someone who communicates medical and health information to specific audiences.

A medical technical writer is another term used to describe a medical writer. From our perspective, the terms are interchangeable. Medical writing is technical writing for medical and health concepts.

September 6, 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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Accounting for Freelancers: 5 Tips to Master Your Business Finances

Note: The tips here are meant to provide an overview of best practices regarding accounting needs for freelancers. For advice specific to your situation, seek counsel from authorized financial experts.

For freelance medical writers and editors, day‑to‑day responsibilities include managing a business in addition to producing quality content. But collecting receipts, preparing for quarterly taxes, and staying on top of business accounting can be a major source of stress.

If you are a freelance medical writer overwhelmed by accounting, these tips are for you.

May 18, 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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What Types of Medical Writing Are There?

Medical writing is an interesting and often lucrative career, and the demand for medical writers is high. Those new to the field may wonder exactly what kind of work medical writers do, whether it is writing for medical journals or newspapers, helping with research efforts, or supporting medical education. The answer is that there are many types of medical writing, medical writers are called on in many different capacities, and their paths may take them to a variety of employers and projects.

February 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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