Freelance Medical Writing as a Career Choice
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Freelance Medical Writing as a Career Choice

Use Your Scientific or Medical Background to Earn a High Income Working From Home
4.3 (201 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
558 students enrolled
Created by Emma Nichols, PhD
Last updated 11/2018
English
English
Current price: $12.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 35% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Decide whether medical writing is an appropriate career choice to pursue
Requirements
  • An advanced degree in a science (eg, MD or PhD), English fluency, and writing ability
Description

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
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 48:13
+ Introduction
2 lectures 05:32

Learn more about this course and whether it is the right fit for your background. 

Preview 01:28

About your instructor. 

Preview 04:04
+ About Freelance Medical Writing
3 lectures 10:55

What medical writing is and isn't and the different genres. 

Preview 03:58

A description of the type of clients medical writers have. 

Preview 03:14

How much money can you make as a medical writer?

Preview 03:43
Quiz 1
1 question
+ Is Freelance Medical Writing Right for You?
4 lectures 08:41

Why it is important to have a strong science background.

Preview 02:20

You learned how to write in 3rd grade? You still have to spend some time studying writing. 

Writing Ability
01:32
Working From Home
01:34

Typical attributes of successful medical writers. 

Attention to Detail
03:15
Quiz 2
1 question
+ How to Get Started in Freelance Medical Writing
5 lectures 13:08

Getting started in medical writing--the five steps. 

Steps to Getting Started
01:26

Learning how to write. 

Writing Skills
02:24

Software and equipment you'll need to get started. 

Software and Equipment You'll Need to Get Started
02:39

The pros and cons of having a website vs. a LinkedIn profile, and professional associations you should consider joining. 

Website, LinkedIn, and Professional Associations
02:39

How to get your first medical writing clients. 

Getting Your First Clients
04:00
Quiz 3
1 question
+ Working as a Medical Writer
3 lectures 09:57
A Day in the Life
05:02

Are you cut out for freelancing, or would a staff job be a better fit? 

Freelance Vs. Staff
02:40

Find out where you can get more info about being freelance medical writer. 

Bonus Lecture
02:15