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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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    5 Tips to Start Your Own Freelance Medical Writing Business

    Freelance medical writing can be a lucrative, rewarding, and flexible career. Yet even if you have been writing professionally for years, you may have questions when it comes to how to create a solid client base and find steady work. The following tips can help you start your own freelance medical writing business.

    January 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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    How to Find a Medical Writing Mentor and Become a Mentor

    I don’t make my living as a writer; let’s get that out of the way right now. However, I recruit writers and managers/directors of groups of medical writers, and I’ve been a mentor to many people. I’ve seen people succeed and fail, overcome obstacles and get back up again. A mentor or two (or more) can catapult an average career into a stellar career if you align yourself as early as possible with people who will be in your corner as you navigate your future.

    September 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM

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    How Apprenticeships Can Help New Medical Writers Get Started

    If you are considering medical writing as your career option, then there are a few steps you’ll need to take to start out in this fast-growing, exciting, and demanding field. While searching for a suitable medical writing training program, you may find loads of information (safe to say “information overload”) including guidance, tips, dos and don’ts, as well as numerous books, blogs, and articles on medical writing that could leave you more uncertain than when you started. You may also be left with a lot of remaining questions such as where you can get training, what specific skills are required, and whether there is a suitable apprenticeship program for medical writers.

    July 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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    Medical Writing Courses That Can Help You Advance In Your Career

    Until recently, most writers in the field of medical communication entered the field without formal training. Some started out with scientific or medical degrees and previously worked as scientists, physicians, or pharmacists before transitioning into medical writing. Others began as journalists and built a career by writing about health and medicine.

    July 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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    How To Become a Medical Writer

    For as long as people have been reading about health and medicine, there have been medical writers writing about it. Medical writers communicate important knowledge about diseases and treatments to a variety of stakeholder audiences ranging from healthcare professionals and regulatory authorities to sales representatives, payers, patients and caregivers, and more. Medical writers clarify the complex, make scientific information accessible for the intended audiences, and empower people across the spectrum of healthcare to make informed decisions. Before you can even begin thinking about a career in medical writing, you need to know what medical writers do, where they work, and the variety of documents they produce.

    June 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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