For freelance writers, new client relationships are exciting – but they can also be daunting, test your communication skills and place you outside of your comfort zone. That said, you can make long-lasting friendships with your clients – and, if you’re lucky, your clients can become your ‘real-life’ friends, too.
Freelance subcontracting is an effective way for writers to gain experience and grow their businesses – but, it’s not always easy. Here’s what you need to know about outsourcing your work and being a subcontractor.
So, you’ve chosen health as your writing niche. But what if I told you that health writing isn’t a niche?
Are you keen to find your first freelance writing job, or get started as a freelance health writer, but have no idea how to begin? Or, are you stuck in a freelance marketplace battleground and getting nowhere? The good news is that there’s plenty of work available for freelance health & medical writers. And, here’s […]
This essential guide includes dozens of links to my top blogs and resources for becoming a successful health writer and writing high-quality, engaging health content.
Ready to take the leap and become a freelance health writer? Read on and discover everything you need to know about becoming a freelancer.
This health blogging guide contains my top resources for aspiring bloggers. The guide is perfect for you if you want to start a health blog or write health blogs as a freelance writer for clients and employers.
Evidence-based writing is about making sure your writing incorporates best practices and recommendations as determined by communication-related research.
Whether you’re an aspiring or professional freelance writer, career growth is a key – and ongoing – consideration. Here are some questions to help you think about your future options.
We already know that adults around the world are prolific internet users. But what about teens and young people – do they have the same internet behaviours as adults?
At AMWA 2018, a hundred or so health and medical communicators gathered in Melbourne for a two-day medical writing conference to explore the theory behind the concept of integrity in medical communication.
If you write online health content for the general public, should you consider upskilling in a bit of humour?
While there are many evidence-based writing techniques we can use to engage readers to try and get their full, undivided attention, controlling how our readers react to bad news is just as important as engagement. So, if you’re working on a project that requires you to deliver bad news, what’s the most appropriate communication strategy?
Daniel Sokol, lawyer and medical ethicist, has just been shortlisted for the ‘Best Columnist of the Year (Consumer Media)’ award at the PPA Awards 2018 (“the Oscars of the UK publishing industry”). In 2015, Daniel won ‘Best Column’ at the UK Medical Journalists’ Association Awards. In this article, he gives aspiring medical columnist some tips for success.
Had The Lancet not published their now retracted article, “Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children” by Andrew Wakefield et al. in 1998, perhaps we wouldn’t be facing one of the most significant public health challenges of our time.