Freelance health & medical writing course
Starts Monday 12 June
Are you a writer who is passionate about healthcare? Discover how to launch a lucrative freelance health & medical writing business with our How to Become a Freelance Health Writer course.
You’ll learn how to set up your website, find and pitch to clients, network, set your rates, market your services and grow your business.
Whether you’re just starting out as a writer or looking to take your existing writing career to the next level, How to Become a Freelance Health Writer is the perfect course for you.
NOW OPEN: Breaking Into Health Writing
New to health writing? Start here. You’ll discover who health & medical writers work for and the incredibly diverse work you can do in this lucrative industry.
Learn what a ‘day in the life’ of a health writer looks like and get the tools, resources and insider info you need to plan your career transition with confidence! You can study online at your own pace, so take the first step towards a fulfilling career today. Join more than 1,200 health writers who have taken this course, and launch your new career today.
NOW OPEN: Principles of Health & Medical Editing
You have the first draft. Now what? If you struggle to edit and improve your own work, this course is for you. Learn effective strategies for ensuring you’ve captured all the best-practices of high-quality health writing.
There’s SO much to remember when you’re writing health & medical content – and, it’s easy to overlook some of the essentials during the drafting process. That’s why you need a solid editing process that captures all the fundamentals. Get easy-to-implement tips and techniques to amplify your first draft and wow your readers. Join our medical editing course here.
21 August 2023: Introduction to Health Writing
Improve your health writing skills and learn how to write industry-leading health content. You’ll be taught the essential best practices of high-quality health writing through eight comprehensive lessons.
Discover how to write engaging, compelling, credible and compliant health news, articles, patient info, and blogs. Join hundreds of other health writers who, like you, care about writing powerful health content that makes a difference. Read more about the popular Introduction to Health Writing course.
25 September 2023: Principles of Health & Medical Copywriting
If you’re keen to develop essential health & medical copywriting skills, this is the course for you. You’ll learn the art of persuasive, credible and compliant copywriting, and you’ll explore career opportunities for healthcare copywriters.
With dozens of industry-leading tools, techniques, and resources for creating effective, convincing copywriting, this course is a must for anyone who cares about writing best-practice health & medical copy. Check out the upcoming medical copywriting course.
23 October 2023: How to Write Patient Education Materials
Write patient handouts about health topics. Explaining complex health topics for patients, friends and carers isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. How much information should you give? How do you know if you’re answering your readers’ key questions?
If you struggle to write effective patient material, this short course is for you. Discover how to plan, structure and write patient educational materials that your readers understand, remember and act on. Learn how and why the language you choose is essential, and master the art of writing material that improves your readers’ health literacy. Better patient handouts create better health outcomes in your communities.
Now open: Build Your Portfolio Masterclass
Work with a mentor and build your writing portfolio. Looking to develop a writing portfolio? This is the program you need. Over 16 weeks, you’ll write eight assignments and receive feedback and tutoring.
Guided by your mentor, you’ll pinpoint your writing strengths and identify any bad habits or areas to improve. With fortnightly calls to keep you accountable and motivated, you’ll become a more confident writer. After you complete this masterclass, you’ll have eight industry-standard samples to show prospective clients and editors. Read more about the masterclass here.
Coming soon: How to Create a Health Writing Portfolio
A self-paced guide to setting up your writing portfolio.
Learn everything you need to know about creating a high-quality writing portfolio for freelance or employed work.
About health writing
Health & medical writing is a growing field. With more and more writers looking to specialise in a niche, the health & medical writing field continues to increase in popularity. The work is rewarding – you’re helping people improve their health, adhere to their treatments and change behaviours.
The clients and job opportunities are as fascinating as they are diverse. You could be writing about heart health one day and paediatrics the next. You could write anything and everything from healthy lifestyle advice to a systematic review, patient information, or be engaged to edit a book. There is plenty of work available. And, most importantly, the work pays well!
Why take a Health Writer Hub course?
Taking a course to improve your health and medical writing skills is important for any writer who wants to specialise. Writing about medicine requires specific expertise. Medical writers need an understanding of medical terminology, top medical journals, diseases and conditions, treatments, the medical writing industry, clinical evidence, and best practices.
Knowing how to write about medicine accurately, without overpromising, takes skill and practice. If you’re writing for consumers, you also need to know how to write about complex topics clearly. If you’re writing for the web or marketing health products, it’s important to be aware of regulations, content strategy, social media, how people read online content, and SEO and keyword research.
Employers and clients look for writers who have relevant experience, as they want their content to be accurate, credible and reliable. Our health writing courses improve your skills and give you industry-specific knowledge – so you can feel confident you’re providing a high-quality health & medical writing service, every time.
What sets our health writing courses apart?
- Highly experienced teacher – Michelle Guillemard (that’s me!) has years of speciality experience working in health & medical communication
- CPD certification – all courses are independently accredited with The CPD Certification Service, one of the world’s leading CPD institutions
- Satisfied students, succeeding in their careers – reading 100+ testimonials from students is a great way to gauge how valuable the course is
- Student groups – being able to connect with other students during the learning process makes the course fun and enhances the teachings
- Niche curriculum – the curriculum addresses the specific needs of health writers and is clearly explained, with the key learning objectives detailed
- Flexible learning – being able to access materials whenever and wherever you like during the course period makes it easier to learn if you have other commitments.
Through Health Writer Hub, I’ve taught thousands of students the art of health & medical writing. Many of my students have gone on to run their own successful businesses, start health blogs, get employed work as a medical writer, and get published in quality publications.
How much do our courses cost?
At Health Writer Hub, our course fees range from $200-700 USD. I aim to make these courses affordable for writers who are just starting out and want to grow their skills but don’t have a lot of spare money to throw around.
What will you learn?
Course curriculum varies, depending on the focus topics and curriculum. Courses teach the following skills:
- Different styles of writing – including news, article writing, patient handouts, web content, sales content, and more
- Rules and regulations – marketing health products, promoting health professional services
- Where to find jobs – opportunities and the market
- Techniques to improve skills – improving speciality skills like copywriting, to general clear writing skills
- Specific skills for medical writers – everything from how to research properly to language usage and health literacy
- Writing about clinical evidence – how to ensure your writing is always high quality and credible
- Formats – different content formats required by most clients and employers.
The importance of feedback and coaching
All writing courses include homework and personalised feedback. Feedback and coaching are essential components of any writing course. Feedback helps you improve your skills and work on your specific strengths and weaknesses. Getting feedback from an experienced writing teacher will help you to improve your skills and put the course learnings into practice.
We offer a range of 4 to 6-week online health & medical writing courses to help you learn essential techniques in a short space of time. You can learn at your own pace, but have the benefit of teacher support and student Facebook group. You also get access to all course materials for as long as Health Writer Hub is around (10 years and counting!).
If you have any questions, I’d love to chat with you about my courses. Get in touch with me here.