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.
All writers need a flawless editing and proofreading system – and that’s where online editing courses come in. And, while we offer accredited medical writing courses here at Health Writer Hub, editing is a different ballgame altogether. As health and medical writers, we research and translate scientific information into succinct, impactful, easy-to-read communication for our […]
These days, you can find podcasts on just about any topic – and, thankfully, there are plenty of interesting and helpful podcasts for health and medical writers. Here are our top picks to get you started.
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?
We know that people turn to user-generated content on social media to research their health concerns, but how influential is this health information?
And, more importantly, how does this type of influence impact the health content we create?
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.
If you’re contemplating a move from working as an employed health writer to working for yourself, it’s important to realise the magnitude of this decision. Working as a freelance health writer has the potential to change your hours, job purpose and even personal life.
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.
Fear mongering and scare tactics are used in public health campaigns to drive behavioural changes. We see fear in headlines for online articles, food label warnings, pamphlets and brochures. But how effective are these fear-based messages?