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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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    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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    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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