Although it’s ideal to aim to read the latest news and developments in research on a daily basis – or at least a few times per week – you may feel you’re not able to keep up with research if you don’t have clear strategies in place.
An up-to-date portfolio of relevant health writing work is an essential component of your health writing toolkit.
What do Bieber and health writing have in common? Read on to find out.
If a client contacted you about writing a website for their cardiology practice, what would your first move be?
Understanding the health writing industry means keeping up-to-date with the trends, opportunities and issues that impact the medical industry as well as the writing industry.
Before you start working on any writing project – whether it’s an article, a blog post, an eDetailer or an entire eBook – you’ll need to spend time defining the requirements as well as the scope of work.
Transitioning to a new career also takes courage, persistence and a willingness to see the world in a very different way. It’s a personal development process I call coaching your inner writer.
As medical writers, we have to balance what we can and can’t say in terms of legal guidelines and patient information.
Learn what a disease is and how it differs from a disorder, syndrome or condition.
When you’re breaking into the health writing field, there’s a lot to learn. But when you’re established, the learning doesn’t stop.
If you’re just beginning your freelancing journey, you might be wondering if it’s worth having a niche for your writing business.
Keeping your medical knowledge up to date can be difficult – and it’s even more daunting if you don’t have a background in health or medicine.
Working as a health writer not only means spending many hours writing but also involves countless hours reading medical literature.
When you’re writing health content for websites, it’s important to do keyword research before you start the writing process.
You may at times wonder if it’s acceptable to write for free to either build your portfolio or get some published experience.