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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10 Ways to Grow and Maintain Your Freelance Writing Business

This article is based on content presented by Laura J. Ninger, ELS, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference.

June 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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Can We Do More To Measure Our Value?

True or false:

Well-trained medical communicators bring value to the teams with whom they work.

I hope you answered true because that’s the right answer.

The key adjective of course is well-trained.

May 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM

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