Here’s what some of my recent students have said about their Health Writer Hub writing courses.
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
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
Found my first client within 6 weeks.
“Michelle’s 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
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 highly recommend Michelle’s Introduction to Health Writing Course if you are thinking about writing high-quality health content. It is well organized, and you get personalized feedback that makes you a better health writer.”
Sze Huei, Switzerland | SciHealth News
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
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 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 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 | Craftext
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
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
I was amazed at the difference in my writing task from lesson 1 to lesson 4.
“Michelle provides a high-quality course (Simple Health & Science Writing). 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
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. This 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 12-day 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 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