The best online course I’ve ever taken
“I thought Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting was the best online course I’ve ever taken. It was so well organized and provided the tools I need to take the first steps as a health writer. I liked the course so much I’ve signed up to take one on creating patient education materials.”
Barb Richardson, USA
A milestone in my career!
“I was looking for a copywriting course that was specific to the medical industry. I found the Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting course extremely helpful, and its focus on business is a great advantage for those who want to transition to a medical writing/copywriting business. Also, Michelle’s guidance and feedback are highly valuable. I am sure that this course will be a milestone in my career!”
Mónica Caldeiro, Spain
Michelle showed me a spectrum of medical writing career opportunities and helped to fill the gaps
“Before taking Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting, I wanted to start my freelance life but was uncertain about job perspectives. Michelle showed me a spectrum of medical writing career opportunities and helped to fill the gaps in writing education. Now, I am more confident and proud that such a great teacher was my instructor and I managed to complete this course!”
Martyna Piotrowska, Poland
Gives you great skills in editing and proofreading
“If you are an aspiring or experienced health writer, Principles of Health & Medical Editing will give you some great skills in editing and proofreading. It is easy to follow, and you can do the work at your own pace. There are plenty of helpful reading materials. Test questions are supplied at the end of each lesson, which helps with checking your understanding and keeps you motivated for the next lesson!.”
Dr Alice Lam, Australia
Everything I learned is fantastic
“For me, this Introduction to Health Writing has been essential in gaining confidence in myself and my writing skills. Although I have experience writing materials for students and patients, I didn’t know where to start when writing as a medical writer. Seeing myself in front of the blank paper and knowing that I can write using everything I have learned in this course (which is a lot) is fantastic. In addition, the materials are very easy to follow and understand, and the classes with Michelle and her revisions are the best.”
Cristina Naranjo Ortiz, Spain
Such a fantastic course
“I joined the Introduction to Health Writing course to improve my technique. I gained so much more. Michelle’s encouragement and feedback on the writing assignments helped me develop my writing style and confidence. By the end of the course, I’d successfully pitched two feature articles and written copy. Michelle also taught the importance of writing with purpose, empathy and credibility to drive better health outcomes. Such a fantastic course delivered by a very talented health writer.”
Melanie Moffatt, Australia
Very concise and interesting. Highly recommended!
The thing I loved the most about Breaking Into Health Writing was the way it was organized to lead you into health writing. It was a great start for any writer trying to break it into the health or medical field, and it was very concise and interesting. Highly recommended!”
Omnia Tantawy, Egypt
A comprehensive course
“How to Write Patient Education Materials is a comprehensive course, covering a variety of aspects of writing patient education materials. It was also great to have Michelle’s responses to homework tasks and general questions, along with interaction with other students.”
Kate Marsh, Australia
The perfect course
“Introduction to Health Writing is the perfect course for beginners and experienced writers to hone their skills and learn the tips and tricks pertaining to different types of health writing. I really enjoyed the diversity of the homework and could use some of my pieces for self publishing. Michelle is a wonderful teacher; her podcast lectures are explained well but are still to the point; and her email responses were kind and helpful. I enjoyed the personalized feedback on my homework tasks and feel that it has pushed me to be a better writer.”
Amy Louise Collyer, South Africa
Exactly what I needed
“Introduction to Health Writing is THE course for anyone who is thinking of starting off in the exciting, challenging, and rewarding field of evidence-based health writing. The course is up-to-date and very resource-rich — the ‘Recommended reading’ accompanying each lesson alone is a treasure-trove. With each lesson you come away with not only a good understanding of the forms health writing can take, but also the crucial principles that guide responsible and effective health writing. I highly recommend grabbing the premium offer, with which you get Michelle’s invaluable feedback on your written assignments. This is exactly what I needed in order to improve my writing and gain confidence when presenting my skills in the real world as an evidence-based health writer.”
Sampoorna Rappaz, Switzerland
It has been invaluable
“Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting was well organized and presented. It’s easy to go back and review info and has been invaluable with content for courses I teach. I still do clinical patient care and it’s even helped me streamline my treatment documentation! “
Ellen Argo, USA
Very informative, effective and valuable
“I am extremely proud to announce that I found How to Write Patient Education Materials very informative, effective and valuable in learning about how to write patient education materials. There is a well-organized planner to help you order your thoughts when planning what information to put in the health education materials about the health topic of your choice and lectures which tell you what to how and what to or not to write. I enjoyed the lessons and lectures which were very attention-getting and interesting.”
Karon King, USA
The feedback was instrumental in helping me grow
“The Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting course was valuable to me as someone entering the health/medical copywriting field. The weekly writing assignments helped sharpen my writing skills. And the feedback was instrumental in helping me grow. I took some feedback from one assignment and used it in another. It challenged me to really look at what I was doing and made my copy better.”
Jacqueline White, USA
Michelle was really responsive, patient, and committed to her teaching
“I started the Introduction to Health Writing course to improve my writing in the health field. However, this course did more than that. It opened my narrow perspective and showed me different styles/ways I can write about health. The course allowed me to try different health writing styles, and now, I am more certain about which one I am keener on pursuing as a professional writer. Besides, Michelle was really responsive, patient, and committed to her teaching. The material is of very high quality, with very clear objectives for each lesson.”
Ana Ramos, Vienna
An incredibly supportive, helpful, and diverse group of professionals
“One of the most useful parts of taking the How to Write Patient Education Materials course was the connection to the Health Writer Hub alumni community and Facebook Group. It is an incredibly supportive, helpful, and diverse group of professionals with a passion for health literacy. They have provided great professional advice and even employment opportunities for me.”
Amy Harris, USA
The most comprehensive courses I have found online
“These (Introduction to Health Writing & Breaking Into Health Writing) were two of the most comprehensive courses I have found online. Usually trainers give very basic information in a course and do not get in touch after the course. Michelle is always ready to help and answer our queries.”
Samreen Salim, Pakistan
I’m so excited about my future in medical writing
“It was a pleasure to be a student in Michelle’s Masterclass. The experience was so personalised. I now have industry-standard examples of my writing. In addition to that – I’ve learnt so much, and my confidence as a writer has grown and grown. I’m so excited about my future in medical writing. And I owe that to Michelle and this amazing course!”
Mary Oppenheim, Ireland
Michelle’s mentoring was outstanding
“The Introduction to Health Writing course was lucid and comprehensive. Michelle’s mentoring was outstanding. She painstakingly read my assignments and gave me comprehensive feedback like a true Teacher. She answered every question of mine — every time. I was impressed with her commitment to her students. Her guidance has helped me publish one article in January 2021 and get the second accepted for publication. If I’ll be publishing in health magazines, it will be entirely because of her, because of her encouragement to me. I’m an old person and she allowed me to complete the course at my pace. She was extremely patient with me. I’m grateful to her.”
Viney Kirpal, India
I am grateful I completed it!
“Lesson 1 was a great way to strengthen my understanding of this career path. What is a medical writer? What is a copywriter? How do I plan goals? What questions should I ask myself at this point? Lesson 2 was a gamechanger. Knowing how to set up key requirements for a project definitely helps me strategize best practices with clients. I also give more thought to my “avatar” – the person who I am actually writing for with each piece. What does the person look like? What are the pain points? What problem needs to be solved? The client brief from Lesson 2.3 is so very helpful. Lesson 3 was the meat of this whole course. This is where we really dug into writing a piece and making it work. This section is well organized and focused on each element of the craft: persuasion, trust, engagement, and action. I will probably take this section again just to make sure I remember the key points. Lesson 4 was the most helpful for my actual business knowledge. You don’t know what you don’t know, right? To complete all of these sessions, it took a lot of late-night hours of reading and processing the materials. I am grateful I completed it!”
Tenille L. Lawson, USA
Incredibly informative and comprehensive
“I just completed the Breaking into Health Writing course, and found it incredibly informative and comprehensive. It has given me a real insight into the skills and processes required to become a health writer, particularly in our digital age. As someone with a health care background, but with no formal training in writing, I’m so glad I took this first step. I now have a clearer idea of areas where I need to upskill, and the next steps to take.”
Amba Balu, USA
Very worth it
“I found the course extremely helpful for understanding everything I need to do to set up my freelancing business. All the topics covered were very relevant and complete. I am now more prepared to put my business into the world than when I started the course. The How to Become a Freelance Health Writer course is very worth it!”
Luiza Erthal, Ireland
“The Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting course pushed me out of my comfort zone as an academic writer and opened me up to a whole new world of medical writing. This course covers so much more than just how to write great copy. It delves into the mindset of writing copy, the psychology behind copywriting, legal considerations, how to stand out among your peers, and how to get and retain clients. Michelle is a great teacher, with clear and logical lessons packed with information and delivered in a variety of ways. The templates, extra resources, and fantastic networking opportunities were unexpected bonuses that made this class outstanding.”
Jan Dutton, New Zealand
I have the tools to look for work that is both engaging and purposeful
“I’m an experienced Physical Therapist looking to expand my non-clinical skills, and Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting fully taught me how to utilize my writing skills and clinical knowledge together. This course allowed me to use my degree in new ways and expand my career opportunities when I am ready to leave clinical work. Now I have the tools to look for work that is both engaging and purposeful.”
Kyle Trimble, USA
A community of opportunity
“I came to these courses (Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting and How to Become a Freelance Health Writer) curious and hopeful. As I worked through the material I felt stretched and challenged, but always buoyant. That’s because Michelle is such a great teacher, mentor and encourager. It’s not just a course, but a community of opportunity – and a great one to be part of.”
Sally Bathgate, Australia
Helped me enhance my writing skills and approach my freelance business with more focus and confidence
“Michelle is a wonderful person, a great teacher, mentor, and listener. You will see this reflect in the course content and interactions with her. She helped me narrow down my niche, improve my website and LinkedIn profile, and create my portfolio. Her comments and feedback helped me enhance my writing skills and approach my freelance business with more focus and confidence. If you are looking for a mentor or looking to improve your writing skills and create a portfolio, I highly recommend Michelle’s Build Your Portfolio Masterclass.”
Krithika Muthukumaran, PhD, Canada
“I found Introduction to Health Writing extremely useful as a way to start building a foundation for my career as a health writer. Michelle’s guidance and feedback have given me the confidence to think about medical writing as a long-time profession I can enjoy and make a (good) living with. I recommend this course to those who want to pursue a new career if writing and medicine are their passions.”
Mónica Caldeiro, Spain
I look forward to applying what I’ve learned in my future projects
“I’ve just completed Introduction to Health Writing and I’m happy to say that I enjoyed the course. All lessons were easy to follow, and I especially appreciate that you use real writing examples from different media to explain your points. Also, the recommended reading session is amazing! I look forward to applying what I’ve learned in my future projects.”
Dragana Bundalo, Serbia
I have so much more confidence in my ability to create evidence-based health content
“Since doing the Introduction to Health Writing course, I have so much more confidence in my ability to create evidence-based health content – and to use writing as a platform for building trust and supporting behaviour change within my client group. I also enjoy knowing that I now have more technical knowledge and skill to adapt my writing style as needed.”
Jo Olsson, Australia
Gave me the courage to move forward
“The Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting course provided a wealth of information regarding the career options available, how to get started and build a portfolio, how to research a product or service and its consumers, how to write effective copy, different types of copywriting, and more. Homework exercises help put the learnings into practice for skill-building, and many resources are provided to help continue learning. Michelle is a friendly, approachable teacher and facilitator, always willing to offer feedback and suggestions. This course has given me the courage to move forward with transitioning to a health and medical writing career.”
Dawn Araujo, USA
“Introduction to Health Writing was a big gamechanger for me. I had little knowledge about the structure of different article types and how to conjure compelling ideas for publication. I was also too intimidated to write. Michelle changed that by being very supportive and offering positive feedback and constructive criticism. But the best thing I liked about the course was how much Michelle focused on the responsibility that comes with health writing and your power to influence others. Stressing that fact makes you think twice before writing anything that can affect someone’s health and make sure you get your facts right. All in all, a lovely course and I highly recommend it to anyone willing to pursue a career in health writing.”
Dr Marwa Saleh, Egypt
This is a phenomenal course!
“Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting is a phenomenal course! The lectures, recommended readings and assignments really help you to improve your copywriting skills. You can apply what you are learning in the modules immediately, even if you are not currently a career writer. Michelle is a great instructor and provides valuable feedback on your assignments. I cannot wait to take another course with her!”
Amanda Van Frank, USA
Showed me how to prepare for a job in health writing
“Breaking Into Health Writing has shown me how to start preparing for a job in health writing. When you decide to change fields and become a writer, the enormous amount of information you can obtain from all the sources out there can overwhelm any professional. The reason I haven’t felt so overwhelmed was Michelle, who is thorough and supportive as a teacher. The course is well-structured, it breaks the topic of health writing into smaller subtopics that are easier to digest. Each topic has a recommended literature that I found the most helpful tool throughout the lessons.”
Roland Ligetvári, Hungary
Fascinating and applicable to the real world
“I’ve completed two courses and I loved both of them. Michelle is encouraging, supportive and knowledgeable. The courses are fascinating and applicable to the real world. I thoroughly recommend them to anyone interested in learning the craft and business of health writing.”
Guides you in a perfectly understandable way
“Breaking Into Health Writing helped me to clarify what is (and is not) medical writing, the skills I really need to become a good professional and how to focus on a path to start my medical writing journey. The content of every lesson guides you to the following one in a perfectly understandable way.”
Cristina Naranjo Ortiz , USA
Gave me so much confidence
“Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting has given me so much confidence to pursue what I have always wanted as a career!”
Ewelina Danilowicz, UK
Helped fill information gaps
“How to Become a Freelance Health Writer helped me fill information gaps in the freelance business world. I recommend the course to anyone who is wanting to freelance and build their own brand voice in the health and/or biomedical writing area. My compliments to Michelle for designing the course content and compiling the resources.”
Reham Milhem, PhD, United Arab Emirates
Michelle is more of a friendly guide than an instructor
“I took the Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting course to improve my less academic voice and it delivered that and then some. The insights and tips given provide a road map that can really take you where you want to go in the field. From teaching you how to find your niche (a hard one for many), to showing you how to get clients, this course is a must-do for all aspiring health and medical copywriters (and even those already working who just want to brush up on some skills). Another GREAT aspect of the course was the feedback that Michelle provided. This was a Godsend for me as I had never had professional feedback on my writing and getting that from Michelle really helped to boost my confidence. Michelle is more of a friendly guide than an instructor. She is ALWAYS available and will answer all your questions.”
Natricha Levy McFarlane, Canada
Michelle teaches you all the important stuff you’ll need to know!
“If you’re copywriting in the health niche, you really need education from a health copywriter to make sure you have all the health industry specific bases covered. Michelle teaches you all the important stuff you’ll need to know!”
Gaz Ffitch, UK
” I truly enjoyed Breaking Into Health Writing. I was consuming a lot of content on the web regarding freelance writing, copywriting, and health writing. This course and homework questions at the end of each module provided the guidance and organization that I needed to start taking action. Excellent course!”
Paola Gonzalez, Canada
Highly recommend this course
“Searching online for how to break into health writing feels like being plunged into the mighty sea of information. This course distills information into bite-sized and readable content, making it easier to absorb and follow. After taking the course, it is clear to me on what i need to do, and skills i need to improve to get into health copywriting. Highly recommend this course.”
Catherine Kao, USA
Now, I am a freelance health and medical writer with four good clients
“I have until now described myself as a scientist who likes writing, reading and explaining scientific concepts to colleagues and friends. A few months ago, I decided I wanted to get out of academia. I was dreaming to become a freelance medical writer and somehow to become my own boss. That made my family laugh. I have been lucky to have been contacted by clients just after a few networking suggestions I got from the course. The course also helped me to gain confidence. I had no idea I could be a health writer and I did not know I would love it so much. I would have taken much more time to set up my career as a medical writer without the course. More importantly, the feedback I got from Michelle and the Facebook group was a valuable way to get help and clear my writing-related doubts. The course helped me in practice to learn how to work as a medical writer, and psychologically to overcome my fears. Totally worth the money and the time. Now, I am a freelance health and medical writer with four good clients.”
Stefania Ippati, PhD, MsC, Italy
From the first lesson, I was blown away
” At first I was skeptical, as there are a lot of courses out there, and who knows if they are worth the time. And, I must confess, Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting is one course I can recommend. Michelle broke down different aspects of health and medical writing. From the first lesson, I was blown away. She simplified health writing with her elaborate research. This course redefined my perception about the health and medical niche. It gave a quantum leap to my recent projects. The four-week journey was worth the time.”
Joy Okafor, Nigeria
I do have marketable skills outside of patient care
” After taking Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting it has become clear to me that I do have marketable skills outside of patient care, but can still remain in healthcare. I enjoyed the challenge of the writing tasks and have determined where my “sweet spot” is as well as what I need to work on such as everything from word processing skills to being more comfortable with scholarly type pieces and accurate references to medical journals and other published pieces.”
Shirley Beal, USA
So much support
” The Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting course provided a great overview of medical copywriting. I found particularly useful all the information on legal and regulatory considerations as well as the client brief templates. Michelle also provided us with so much support – she was always available to answer any questions and her feedback was invaluable.”
Yana Daneva, Switzerland
I become stronger
“How to Become a Freelance Health Writer gave me an understanding of how to build the base of my freelance writing business. I’ve always been confident about my writing, but not about my ability to communicate with clients. I feel that I became much stronger in that essential area after taking the class.”
Debbie Burack, Israel
“The How to Become a Freelance Health Writer course helped me to become clearer about the basis for being a freelance health writer. Michelle’s advice and suggestions were always practical as they are based on her experience, and her support was an added value.”
María Romero Olleros, Spain
The course increased my confidence
” I’m just beginning to explore health copywriting. Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting helped me get a real life view of it, consider the legal aspects of health copywriting I hadn’t thought of and get feedback on my writing skills which helps increase my confidence in my ability to do this.”
Catherine Smith, USA
Enjoyed the entire learning process
“I had no clue what health writing really was until I took Introduction to Health Writing. I wasn’t really sure I’d make a career out of it, either. I ended up enjoying the entire learning process. Conveniently-paced, super informative, adequately-challenging, and detailed, the modules contained in the Introduction to Health Writing course were carefully crafted for just about anyone looking to know about health writing. I am now working on my own healthcare articles to begin my journey as a health writer.”
Dara Ibukunoluwa, Nigeria
Michelle gave very attentive, spot-on feedback on my writing.
“Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting has a very personal feel—it’s not just great information and helpful resources—because it’s provided in such a delightfully cordial way. In addition to instruction on copywriting skills, there is a lot of attention paid to the process of finding a comfortable place for oneself in the vast and complex landscape of medical writing. I particularly enjoyed the copywriting exercises, where I got to try some new types of writing tasks. Best of all, Michelle gave very attentive, spot-on feedback on my writing.”
Jessica Solodar, USA
A course with a personal touch.
“It was so nice to take a course with a genuine person behind the text. The fact that you could email Michelle to ask questions gave this course the personal touch. I would recommend How to Become a Freelance Health Writer to anyone who thinking about freelance health writing.”
Julia Cameron, Spain
Highly recommend the course.
“How to Become a Freelance Health Writer has shaped my freelancing business altogether. I was able to fine tune my freelancing skills according to the market needs. Michelle was gently guiding me in many areas like negotiation, preparing essential documents etc. I was able to get more input from this course than I got from other sources all these years. Highly recommend the course to anyone aspiring to be a freelance health writer.”
Dr Dr. Sathya Meonah ST, India
I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to start a career as a freelance health or medical writer
“I recently started my career as a freelance writer. How to Become a Freelance Health Writer helped me in understanding the basics and essential requirements of this business. The content of the course is very well organized and has clarity. Michelle is a very helpful coach. She has been very responsive to my queries. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to start a career as a freelance health or medical writer.”
Dr Heidi Hilton, Australia
Cannot recommend this course enough.
“I cannot recommend How to Become a Freelance Health Writer enough. The information is comprehensive; you can confidently launch your business with all the tools and knowledge that Michelle has offered in this course. A true treasure for any freelance wannabe!”
“Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting gave me the fundamentals and courage to start my freelance health and medical copyrighting career. Loads of useful targeted information including references, articles, and notes were provided. In addition, detailed homework pieces to get you thinking hard on your “how to” strategy. Loved it and would highly recommend.”
I am considering taking the Introduction to Health Writing course again to continue to develop my skills!
“Michelle introduced me to the world of health writing and its intricacies in such a well thought out and comprehensive way. I am even more excited about the field now. Her thorough and thoughtful feedback on writing pieces was invaluable. Her breadth of experience so clearly conveyed. It was a great opportunity to have direct feedback from someone with her extensive knowledge. I am considering taking the Introduction To Health Writing course again to continue to develop my skills!”
Kimberly Kehoe Brown, USA
Practical and comprehensive.
“I thoroughly enjoyed How to Become a Freelance Health Writer! It was extremely useful and engaging. The material is very practical and comprehensive. I have considered a freelance career for a little while now, but I have always felt something holding me back. However, after completing the course I found myself really believing a career as a freelance health writer was an actual possibility.”
Libby Evans, Australia
Found my first client within 6 weeks.
“Michelle’s How to Become a Freelance Health Writer course was excellent. This was my first taste of medical/health writing and following the course I felt like I had a clear plan for how to proceed to find my way into the industry. Following the suggestions from the course I found my first client within 6 weeks.”
Matt Boyd | Adapt Research & Writing
Taught me how content can be written to create trust and encourage action.
“Coming from a health professional background, I was used to writing in a more academic and report-based style for other professionals. The Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting course helped me develop a writing style for a broader audience, and taught me how content can be written to create trust and encourage action. I have used these principles to write a range of content for health professionals including web copy, professional profiles and social media posts. I now also apply them to copywriting in other sectors. This course also has important information for writers from non-health backgrounds, particularly on legal and regulatory issues of writing about health products and practitioners.”
Karen Farrar, Australia
I look forward to applying what I’ve learned in my future writing projects.
“I loved the Simple Health & Science Writing course! It helped me gain a much better understanding of why simple health & science writing is so important. The tools and techniques described in the course have been very helpful to me, and I look forward to applying what I’ve learned to my future writing projects.”
JoAnna Pendergrass DVM, USA | JPen Communications
I still refer to the course materials.
“For years copywriting seemed like a dark art to me, but thanks to Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting, I discovered that the niche of technical copywriting fits my skill set perfectly. I now have much more confidence in applying for jobs and in calling myself a medical copywriter. I still refer back to the course materials from time to time, and each time I find myself learning something new. The links to additional learning at the end of each section are also very helpful and a fabulous way of reinforcing the key messages of each unit. This is a course that is going to stay bookmarked in my favourites folder for a long time to come.”
Anne Watkins, UK
“I highly recommend Michelle’s Introduction to Health Writing course if you are thinking about writing high-quality health content. It is well organised, and you get personalized feedback that makes you a better health writer.”
Sze Huei, Switzerland | SciHealth News
I appreciated Michelle’s detailed advice.
“The Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting course gave me the confidence and skills that were necessary to expand my freelance medical writing business into health copywriting. I especially appreciated Michelle’s detailed advice on how to create intriguing copy while maintaining the highest standards of professional integrity.”
Nancy Linford, American living in Iceland
A great class for someone who wants to break into the field!
“Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting is a great class for someone who wants to break into the field! Completing this course gave me the confidence I needed to go further with my career.”
Jackie Rogers, USA
Really enjoyed the course.
“I really enjoyed the How to Become a Freelance Health Writer course and came away with a lot of very useful information and strategies for expanding my freelance business. Thanks Michelle for being so generous passing on all your wisdom and experience.”
Joanna White, Australia | Joanna White
I am a much better writer after completing this course.
“Simple Health & Science Writing is a fantastic course and a tremendous value. Michelle packs her lessons with specific instructions on how to write more clearly, concisely, and effectively. She provides templates for writing science articles and blog posts as well as links to useful information and handouts. Michelle gives constructive, detailed, and encouraging feedback on the writing assignments. I am a much better writer after completing this course, and I highly recommend it!”
Nicola Gillespie, USA | Nicola Gillespie, Medical Writer & Veterinarian
Easy to follow.
Overall, I really liked the Breaking Into Health Writing course. It is very well organised, helpful, and easy to follow.
I feel much more confident to write without using my usual scientific jargon.
“I would definitely recommend Introduction to Health Writing to anyone who is interested in consumer health writing. I really enjoyed the weekly writing assignments. Together with Michelle’s spot on suggestions, they taught me how to accurately write in the different styles of consumer health writing. I feel much more confident now to write for a general audience without using my usual scientific jargon. Thank you Michelle!”
Wendy van Zuijlen, Australia | Vivid Health Writing
Loved the practical focus.
“I loved the very practical focus of the How to Become a Freelance Health Writer course. The material was well structured, varied and easy to fit into a busy schedule. Time and money definitely well spent.”
Helga Mikkelsen | LinkedIn
Walks you through every aspect of becoming a freelance writer.
“When I became aware of Health Writer Hub, I very quickly realised that this was the single most useful resource in my quest to become a freelance medical writer. As an academic scientist, making the transition from lab bench to medical writer has not been the easiest or straight forward of tasks. However, after enrolling on Michelle’s How to Become a Freelance Health Writer course, that path has been well and truly illuminated. From setting a business plan to formulating templates and processes, Michelle walks you through every aspect of becoming a freelance writer.”
Dr James Graham, Australia
The course is excellent and I highly recommend it.
“Introduction to Health Writing has been a great course for me as a beginner in health writing. The coursework is engaging and provides a variety of tasks. Even with no face-to-face interaction, Michelle’s warm nature is evident, and her genuine and individualised feedback has been of great value. This course is excellent and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get into consumer health writing.”
Devika Krishnamurthy, Australia
One of my best investments.
“I would say that How to Become a Freelance Health Writer is one of my best investments on courses. I am so glad to have taken it! I learned at the beginning that I needed to have a business plan, which I now know is very important, if not vital. With Michelle’s enlightening teaching, I came up with my niche of bilingual Chinese and English medical writing. I cannot be happier with it! My favourite is the lesson on setting up a website. Before the course, I would not ever ponder setting up my own website, sending newsletters, or writing a blog. I am doing all of these now. The course has transformed me, from knowing nothing about freelancing to conducting my business with confidence. Michelle is also very timely and helpful in answering all my questions, whether on the student forum or via email. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is new in freelance health and medical writing.”
Dr Amanda Xiaoqing Mao, PhD | Acurit Medical Communications
Wonderful teacher, super affordable
“I’m taking Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting by Michelle Guillemard. She’s a wonderful teacher and the class was super affordable. It’s self-paced, but the lessons are designed to keep you moving forward over the 4 weeks. As a true beginner in the writing field, I think it’s fantastic. She’s available by email any time you have a question or need help with the homework. There’s an associated Facebook group where students can post cool articles or pose questions to other students. Michelle is really active on the group too.”
Jessica Eastridge, USA
Already enabled me to improve the content I create for my freelance clients!
“Simple Health & Science Writing is a fantastic course. It helped me to understand how engaging content and simple writing work together to improve health literacy and patient outcomes. This understanding has already enabled me to add value and improve the content I create for my freelance clients!”
Lisa Buffington, USA | Buffington Editorial
“Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting is extremely worthwhile, informative and easy to comprehend.”
Champika Wijayaweera, UK
I was amazed at the difference in my writing task from lesson 1 to lesson 4.
“Michelle provides a high-quality course. I found she provided useful feedback and was willing to discuss ideas. The written assignments are great and practical. The flexibility of subject matter enabled me to write about my specific topic of interest, leaving me with some articles for my portfolio. I was amazed at the difference in my writing task from lesson 1 to lesson 4.”
Chris Delaine, Australia
A great mix of podcasts, course notes, further reading and a group forum.
“Michelle and Health Writer Hub fully met my expectations in learning about health material for the consumer audience. A great mix of podcasts, course notes, further reading and a group forum – but also supported by useful templates that you can take into your daily activities. I would – and have already – recommended Michelle’s course and website to a few people.”
Erin Gentry, New Zealand
I have built the skills and confidence to get me started.
“Thanks Michelle, the Introduction to Health Writing course was great! I loved the way it was structured – with each lesson involving reading and listening to the materials, completing the relevant task and then getting your invaluable feedback. I’ve learnt a lot about what’s involved in health writing and have built the skills and confidence to get me started.”
Janis Harse, Australia
You could feel that Michelle was giving a one-on-one lesson because of her conversational tone.
“Even though Introduction to Health Writing is an online course, you could feel that Michelle was giving a one-on-one lesson because of her conversational tone in her weekly podcasts. I really enjoyed the recommended reading she suggests each week and I suggest anyone taking this course to spend a good amount of time doing this reading. What made me want to sign up was mainly the personalised feedback that Michelle gives for each week’s writing task. I’ve had mentors at work that would critique my pieces of writing, but it’s always good to have another set of third-party eyes to provide feedback on your overall writing. I mostly enjoyed the introduction to SEO writing, because these days you want your work to get discovered, read and shared. Thanks Michelle.”
Henry Chung, Australia
If you want to learn about health writing, you cannot go wrong by taking this course.
“Working with the instructor Michelle on Introduction to Health Writing was a joy for me. The feedback on the submitted assignments alone was worth the cost of taking the course. Michelle is professional, experienced, hardworking and helpful. If you want to learn about health writing you cannot go wrong by taking this course.”
Steve Roberts, USA
The course structure is perfect.
“Michelle, your Introduction to Health Writing course is a comprehensive, informative, practical and interesting course to complete. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekly lessons and assignments. The course structure is perfect: a podcast and additional reading followed by an assignment based on the type of writing studied. The templates are an invaluable resource also provided. Overall, I would highly recommend your course.”
Jacqueline Tatham, USA
Everything I was looking for.
“Introduction to Health Writing was everything I was looking for. It gave me an understanding of the different types of consumer health writing, and a better understanding of the ethics and responsibilities involved. I feel much more confident in my ability to understand and accurately convey health information now and can’t wait to put it to use as a freelance writer.”
Jacqui Hawkins, UK
Completely changed my writing for the better.
“I’m a physician and have written a few articles but didn’t know anything about templates and general guidelines for the different kinds of health writing. The tips on how to make my writing more engaging and click-read-share worthy have been invaluable. The Introduction to Health Writing course opened up a whole new world for me and in six weeks, has completely changed my writing for the better.”
Toju Chike-Obi, Physician and Host of The HealthZone, USA | The HealthZone
Packed with high-quality, actionable content.
“The Breaking Into Health Writing course was packed with high quality, actionable content. It was not only engaging and insightful, it was also concisely written into easy-to-digest chunks. A large amount of additional reading material provided further interest and depth to the course. Each lesson linked well with the next lesson and the course flowed seamlessly. The presentation of the information was clearly formatted ensuring an easy-to-read email. Your friendly and conversational writing style are a breath of, fresh air and I found myself looking forward to the next installment. You have well-and-truly over-delivered with your “Breaking Into Health Writing” course!”
Joanne Thambyah, Australia
An absolute must for anyone considering becoming a freelance medical writer.
“Michelle’s course, How to Become a Freelance Health Writer, is an absolute must for anyone considering becoming a freelance medical writer. The amount of information made available is brilliant and very informative. The podcasts accompanying the information are excellent. Michelle’s advice is invaluable.”
Angela Johns, Australia
Incredibly informative and well structured.
“Introduction to Health Writing is exactly what I needed. It was incredibly informative and well structured. The amount of information is so amazing that I plan to go over the whole thing again on my own in order to make sure I absorbed everything. It was so good that now I am starting a second course, and I am seriously considering a third.”
Ilil Arbel, USA
“Simple Health & Science Writing is an introduction to clear health writing for the public, from formatting to tips for clear writing. The comprehensive references and recommended reading collection provide further information on the topic, and the writing tasks make it possible to apply your newly acquired knowledge. I highly recommend this course for all beginners.”
Alexandra Bouzourniouk, Germany
Everything is logically thought out and easy to follow.
“Having “hobbled together” a consultancy business for a year between jobs, I am so impressed by the way Michelle has put together everything that I eventually learned plus so much more that I just didn’t think about in this course (How to Become a Freelance Health Writer). Everything is logically thought out, easy to follow even if it isn’t easy to do and provides a great framework for thinking through all the essentials for setting up a new business. Well done and thank you Michelle.”
Dr Deborah Southwell, Australia
Provides us with the knowledge to run any business.
“How to Become a Freelance Health Writer provides us with the knowledge to run not only a freelance health writing business but also any other business.”
Bundeth Seng, Cambodia
Introduction To Health Writing is definitely a must-do course.
“The Introduction to Health Writing course was engaging and way more than I expected. It seemed even more than an introduction because so many different forms of health writing were covered. The course material is engaging, thought provoking and straight forward. Michelle’s feedback is honest and clear. Definitely a must do course for anyone wishing to do health writing or having to do it.”
Michelle Thompson, Australia
All the information I need and more to confidently get my freelance career underway.
“I’ve really been at a bit of a loss as to where and how to get started on a freelance medical writing career. I’ve done the studying on the actual medical writing part but really had no practical information on how to begin and the best way to do this. Studying the How to Become a Freelance Health Writer course has given me all the information I need and more to confidently get my freelance career underway! Michelle has been super helpful and communicative so it’s been nice to know there’s support there.”
Nicola Parrington, Hong Kong
Answered all my questions.
“Thank you, Michelle, for putting the Breaking Into Health Writing course together. It not only answered all my questions about health writing but has inspired me to explore this as a career opportunity when l finish my bachelor degree. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about health writing.”
Courtney Baker, Australia
I have recommended the course to other colleagues!
“I took the Introduction to Health Writing course to expand my knowledge about different types of medical writing. The material was extremely worthwhile and I enjoyed the podcasts and checklists designed by Michelle. I have recommended the course to other colleagues too!”
Charity Hix, USA
A solid foundation upon which I can begin to build my health writing career.
“Introduction to Health Writing provided me with a solid foundation upon which I can begin to build my health writing career. Michelle is a fantastic teacher who made herself available throughout the entire 6 weeks and beyond, and she provided extremely valuable and personalized feedback on each assignment. In a world where anyone can have a ‘voice’ online, I appreciated that Michelle focused on the importance of being a trustworthy source of health information for one’s readers. Upon completion of this course I have a new respect for health writers and all they must consider when producing content.”
Jacqueline Forrester, Canada
Provided me with the foundation and tools I require to find success.
“There is a lot of detail involved in starting a health and medical writing business. I can only imagine the time and energy this course has saved me on researching the ins and outs of building a successful business. How to Become a Freelance Health Writer has provided me with the foundation and tools I require to find success. All my questions were answered, and I have already bragged about this course to several people!”
Leah Weiss, Canada
My consumer health writing skills improved over the six weeks.
“Every week Michelle delivered a lesson full of useful information with plenty examples to learn from. The Introduction to Health Writing assignments were fun, and her feedback was valuable and thoughtful. It was easy to apply her assessments, and I feel my consumer health writing skills improved over the six weeks of class.”
Kari Johnson, USA
The course is fantastic and your knowledge and experience is invaluable.
“I really enjoyed the Introduction to Health Writing course and I learned a lot, especially about the blogging – this task has really helped to challenge my weaknesses. I loved the way the course is so clearly structured, the handouts are easy to refer back to again and again. The templates are great and I’d be at a loss as to where to start without them, thank you so much. The links to other blogs are really helpful, as are the pointers to what one shouldn’t do. The course is fantastic and Michelle’s knowledge and experience is invaluable to helping people like me start the foray into health writing.”
Lisa Wong, UK
Gives you the confidence to write accurate yet entertaining health copy.
“The Introduction to Health Writing course is a great overview of different styles of writing – for any genre. Michelle also clearly outlines the specific considerations that are specific to health writing and gives you the confidence to write accurate yet entertaining health copy. Her feedback on writing exercises is detailed and really pinpoints areas to improve – I already can hear her voice every time I’m writing a health piece. I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to do more consumer health writing.”
Angela Denly, Australia | Angela Denly
Saves hours of researching.
“Thank you so much for this amazing and informative course. Breaking Into Health Writing covers everything a health writer is looking for when he starting their career. It saves hours of researching into how to start career as health writer.”
Samreen Salim, Pakistan
Can’t imagine succeeding without Michelle’s help.
“I’m REALLY glad I took the Introduction to Health Writing class. It got me thinking, writing and has boosted my self-confidence. I knew before I took the class that I could do health and medical writing. But, now I feel like I’ve got more experience doing it. Michelle gave me considerate, helpful feedback that pushed me to do better. As a mentor, she is always supportive and encouraging. I can’t imagine succeeding as a medical writer without her help.”
Phyllis Edson, USA
Michelle is extremely thoughtful, professional and generous.
“I feel very fortunate to have made a professional connection with Michelle. After meeting Michelle in 2013, she has been assisting me with advice and guidance on how to further my work and refine my skills as a medical writer. Michelle is extremely professional, thoughtful and generous. I also value her extensive experience in the medical writing field. I know I can continue to learn a lot more from her guidance, insight and encouragement. She has been a great influence on the writing choices and progress I have made since we met. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Annalies Corse, Australia
The go-to expert for those starting out a writing career in the health niche.
“I was fortunate enough to have Michelle as my writing mentor when I first began health writing. She’s the go-to expert for those starting out a writing career in the health or medical niche, with insider tips and advice to help you start successfully. In fact, Michelle pointed me to an online resource where I managed to land one of my best paying clients!”
Joe Leech, Australia
I really enjoyed the class.
“I really enjoyed the Introduction to Health Writing class. Michelle’s feedback was very helpful and was my favorite component of the class. I now have a more clear and realistic view on the various types of health writing, my strengths, weaknesses, and what/how I can further improve my writing.”
Michelle Hyman, USA
Encouraging and thoughtful feedback on every assignment.
“Have you, like I, considered to be a health writer? Then sign up for Michelle’s course. I promise that you will not be disappointed. This course is well organized and Michelle gives you encouraging and thoughtful feedback on every assignment!”
Angelica Kjellström, Sweden
I have not looked back – Michelle’s advice and support are fabulous.
“Michelle is friendly and approachable and her advice and support are fabulous for guiding me through the early phases of business set-up and delivery. Michelle shares her business insights openly, understands my needs well and is readily available to talk whenever I need further advice. I highly recommend Michelle to anyone seeking a confident entry into the medical and health writing field.
Kara Gilbert, Australia
I now feel prepared!
“How to Become a Freelance Health Writer is well-designed and logical. The materials are of excellent quality, and very detailed. I now feel prepared!”
Simon Van Rysewyk, Australia
Could have kept talking for hours!
“I needed some help with planning my next steps to make sure I achieve my set goals. I chose Michelle because I found her website and after some searching on Health Writer Hub thought I needed some more health writing specific advice. I thought the creator of the community would be the best place to go! I really enjoyed chatting with Michelle and could have kept talking writing for hours! Michelle was easy to talk to and it was a great balance of letting her know where I was at and how she could help me achieve my next goals. I already have notes starred that I can use as my next steps. I wrote a whole page of questions and did not even need to ask her any, because she had already answered them!”
Kym Campradt, Australia
Michelle is a great coach.
“Michelle provided an excellent opportunity for someone like me who is trying to kick start a career in medical/health writing. I had the chance to write different types of articles and had all my questions and concerns thoroughly answered. Michelle is a great coach, her feedback and guidance were very detailed and supportive, and I thoroughly enjoyed the program.”
Zeinab Bazzi, Australia
I looked forward to each day seeing what the next nugget would be!
“I looked forward each day to seeing what the next nugget would be! Breaking Into Health Writing has been motivational for me, and is helping me focus on next steps.”
Lee Nourse, Canada
Expanded my areas of focus.
“I took Introduction to Health Writing to understand the context of health writing. As a public health practitioner, I knew the ropes … but wasn’t able to communicate especially to public and other cadres of work health workers. The course helped expand my area of focus from working on technical documents to blogging.”
Naawa Sipilanyambe, Australia
Excellent and enjoyable.
“I’ve been a GP for many years. Recently I’ve been thinking about a change of scenery. I discovered I enjoyed writing after starting a blog about a hobby/passion. So, I decided to research the topic of learning medical writing. That’s how I came across Introduction to Health Writing and it seemed to be what I was looking for. I signed up. I’m glad I did. This was an excellent, enjoyable course with lots of great material. The feedback on assignments helped me enormously.”
Mandy MacIver, USA
I learned a lot about consumer health writing.
“Hi Michelle, thank you for Introduction to Health Writing. I learnt a lot about consumer writing. The difference in consumer writing and writing for professionals is vast, and the course helped me bridge that gap quite a lot.”
Soumya Gupta, Australia
Really useful for anyone wishing to explore a new career in health writing.
“Introduction to Health Writing is really useful for anyone wishing to explore a new career in health writing. It provides an essential guide on how to structure the various facets of health writing. Doing this short course will save hours of researching information yourself.”
Sally Sawkill, UK
Very engaging and informative.
“How to Become a Freelance Health Writer is a very engaging and informative course for those wishing to use their writing skills to create a business.”
Dr Catherine Odlum, Ireland
My only disappointment was that it came to an end!
“I really enjoyed the How to Become a Freelance Health Writer course – my only disappointment was that it came to an end! The content was very informative, well structured and relevant. Michelle is responsive and always ready to discuss further questions via email. I would recommend it to others thinking about freelancing.”
Amanda Holman, UK
Valuable guidance and resources on a variety of different styles of health writing.
“I highly recommend the Introduction to Health Writing course for anyone starting out in this field or wanting a refresher. Michelle provides valuable guidance and resources on a variety of different styles of health writing. I particularly admired her emphasis on the importance of accurate, engaging and ethical content. As a beginner in the field I found the course challenging but Michelle’s personalised feedback was always constructive, supportive and encouraging and really helped give me more self-confidence about writing.”
Donna Armstrong, UK