Freelance Medical Writing Career
Use Your Scientific or Medical Background to Earn a High Income Working From Home
Last updated 2022-01-10 | 4.2- Decide whether medical writing is an appropriate career choice to pursue
What you'll learn
* Requirements* 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
5 sections • 20 lectures
Importance of a Science Background Preview 02:20
Why it is important to have a strong science background.
Writing Ability Preview 01:32
You learned how to write in 3rd grade? You still have to spend some time studying writing.
Working From Home Preview 01:34
Attention to Detail Preview 03:15
Typical attributes of successful medical writers.
Steps to Getting Started Preview 01:26
Getting started in medical writing--the five steps.
Writing Skills Preview 02:24
Learning how to write.
Software and Equipment You'll Need to Get Started Preview 02:39
Software and equipment you'll need to get started.
Website, LinkedIn, and Professional Associations Preview 02:39
The pros and cons of having a website vs. a LinkedIn profile, and professional associations you should consider joining.
Getting Your First Clients Preview 04:00
How to get your first medical writing clients.