Have you bought into the lie that you need an “adult job” before you can begin a career as a freelance health writer? We’re here to bust that myth completely.
Embracing virtual conferences: 5 lessons from AMWA 2020
You can find opportunities to network and learn, even when the conference is virtual.
Combatting infodemics: Here’s how health communicators can help
In addition to public health agencies, health communicators also have a responsibility to help combat infodemics related to health. So, how can we help?
How to stay focused and organise your research
Avoid the lure of rabbit holes.
Keep clients coming back: Tips on turning clients into lifetime fans
Freelance writing need not be synonymous with constantly searching for new clients. Here’s how to tilt the scale in your favour and turn clients into lifetime fans.
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: How to convey accurate information
Re-examining vaccine hesitancy in light of the current pandemic.
How to nail your next writing test in a job interview
Health writing job interviews often include writing tests. Is that okay – and, if so, how can you conquer the test?
How to write a winning article pitch
Have an idea for an article but not sure how to pitch it? Here’s how to write an article pitch that gets noticed.
How to use your journey to promote your health writing services
Your career journey is a key selling point – and clients want to know about it.
Racism is a public health problem: Here’s how health writers can talk about it
Hafsa Abdirahman discusses the toll of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities and the lessons health writers can learn from it.
2 freelance pricing strategies that help you win writing jobs
Discover how to price your work effectively and increase your chances of securing writing jobs.
A medical writer’s skillset
Want to be a health and medical writer? Discover the essential skills you need – and learn how to develop those you don’t yet have.
How to build your health writer network on social media
Don’t be afraid to send messages to writers you admire. They might respond and teach you something memorable.
My first successful pitch: A beginner writer’s story
Marwa Saleh published her first article, about COVID-19 and burnout, in a Harvard Medical School blog called Lean Forward. Here’s how that happened.
COVID-19 and the rush to publish: How to find reliable research
As health writers, we have to do our due diligence to ensure we are citing reliable and scientifically accurate sources.