Freelance Medical Writing as a Career Choice
What you'll learn
- Decide whether medical writing is an appropriate career choice to pursue
- An advanced degree in a science (eg, MD or PhD), English fluency, and writing ability
Hi there! If you are in a scientific or medical career and are experiencing burnout or just want to spend more time at home with your family, this course may be for you!
Medical writing is a career choice that few people have heard about, but for someone with a strong science background and writing ability, medical writing is a GREAT way to earn a substantial income working from the comfort of your own home.
In this course, I will introduce you to medical writing as a career choice. I'll discuss the following:
What medical writing is and what it is not
Types of clients you can expect
Genres of medical writing
The importance of a scientific background
The importance of writing ability
Necessary traits to succeed at freelance medical writing
The software and equipment you’ll need as well as how to promote yourself
How to transition from your day job and whether you should seek a staff job first or go straight into freelancing
The steps you need to take to get in to medical writing
What a day in the life of a medical writer is like
And last but not least, the type of income you can expect to earn
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to know more about a career in freelance medical writing
Emma Hitt Nichols, PhD, is a long time medical communications specialist. While working in a lab earning her PhD in molecular biology, she realized she would much rather communicate about science than "do" science. During her lengthy career she has helped thousands of people with a clinical or science background transition into a lucrative career they can do from the comfort of their own home.