AMWA Blog

    Maximizing the Value of Regulatory Medical Writing

    Are you a regulatory medical writer who is concerned about proving your mettle?

    Regulatory medical writers play a critical role in the drug development and approval processes. Yet their role is often misunderstood and undervalued.

    August 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM

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    Self-Care for Writers: Wellness Tips to Avoid Burnout

    Are you taking time for self-care?

    Medical communicators need to take care of their minds, bodies, and souls to avoid burnout and health issues.

    August 22, 2022 at 1:00 PM

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    Topics: Soft Skills

    5 Steps to Defining Your Role as a Medical Writer

    Those in the medical writing and editing field know that job responsibilities vary widely. 

    Regardless of the job description, medical communicators have unique scientific and professional skill sets that can be used in a multitude of ways. However, medical communicators sometimes find themselves in situations where they are expected to do more than is possible. Perhaps a colleague or client expects a level of support that is beyond the scope of the medical writer’s job description.

    July 11, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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    When and How to Fire a Freelance Client

    Freelancing allows medical writers to take command of their careers by establishing and managing their own businesses. Owning a freelance medical writing or editing business empowers you to set your rates and schedule. As a freelancer, you’ll experience an equal mix of freedom and responsibility.

    March 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM

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    5 Best Practices a Remote Medical Writer Can Learn from Freelancers

    In Entrepreneur’s May 2020 article “What You Can Learn from Freelancers Right Now,” journalist John Boitnott outlined why freelancers are equipped with the best tools and practices for high‑quality, productive remote work. 

    January 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM

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    How to Nurture Lasting Client Relationships and Boost Your Bottom Line

    This article is based on content presented by Katherine Molnar‑Kimber, PhD, Kimnar Group LLC, and Deborah Anderson, PhD, DGA Medical Communications, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference.

    For freelance writers and independent contractors, establishing long‑term client relationships has clear advantages. Working with long‑term clients reduces time spent on administrative tasks, such as marketing, acquiring resources, and learning new formats, which increases the time available for producing the deliverable. The stability provided by long‑term clients also improves peace of mind and is usually financially beneficial.

    July 6, 2020 at 12:30 PM

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