Medical Writing Authors Laura A. Kehoe

Laura A. Kehoe
Section Editor - Out on Our Own (OOOO)


For me, the journey of a medical writer is very diverse. As there is no official degree for the professional, we come from all walks of life. It is the stories I hear of how people stepped into medical writing and then developed as freelancers that makes my section in the Medical Writing journal so inspiring and rewarding.

I have been a freelance medical writer and editor for four years now, and previously worked in-house for a high-impact journal. It has been a journey of discovery and learning; challenging but so rewarding. I have been the chair of the EMWA Freelance Business Group for nearly 2 years and section editor for 3 years.

The OOOO section aims to give readers insights into the lives of other freelances and offer useful tips and advice on being a freelancer, setting up and finding clients, plus all the other logistics that go behind running yourself as a business.

If you’d like to contribute with your story and your tips then get in touch.


Seventh Freelance Business Survey: The freelance landscape 2018-2023 - Volume 32, Issue 2

The freelance medical writing landscape has evolved in recent years, with more market demand for competent medical writers who can work on a project basis. In January 2023, the European Medical Writers Association’s (EMWA) Freelance Business Group…

Freelancing: Challenging but rewarding! - Volume 32, Issue 2

Freelancing is becoming an increasingly popular option for medical writers and communicators, but it’s not as straightforward as finding a few clients and getting paid. There’s so much more involved. Freelancers are business owners and to be…

Out On Our Own - Volume 31, Issue 4

Contributors: Lucia Massi, Sara Rubio, Laura A. Kehoe (section editor) Professional indemnity insurance: One of the many dilemmas of freelance medical writers - Lucia Massi, Sara Rubio Medical Writing. 2022;31(4)88-90.…

Out On Our Own - Volume 31, Issue 3

Contributors: Clotilde Jumelle (author), Laura Kehoe (section editor) A journey from postdoc to happy freelance writer Clotilde Jumelle Medical Writing. 2022;31(3)98-100. Laura Kehoe (section editor)

Out on Our Own - Volume 30, Issue 4

We have finally reached an era where talking about our mental health is no longer a taboo, it’s just taken a pandemic for us to do so! Life has dramatically changed in the last 18 months and mental stressors are even more apparent

Out On Our Own - Volume 30, Issue 3

I’ve said it time and time again, and our author reiterates it, everyone’s journey into medical writing is unique. We come from all walks of life, having gained a variety of diplomas and degrees, developed skills in academia, industry, NGOs, or…

Out on Our Own - Volume 30, Issue 1

Editorial Welcome readers, I’ve lost count how many times people ask me, what is a medical writer? And it isn’t just my mum and aunt who ask me such a question; medical doctors, PhD students, and academic professors are often surprised that…

Out on Our Own - Volume 29, Issue 4

I began freelance medical writing in 2017 after 5 years of medical writing at several agencies. During this time, I realised that I wanted to be a freelancer when I was constantly needing and searching for freelance support during what seemed like…



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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

Medical Writing is listed in the following indexes:

Editorial Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Sarah Milner

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Daniela Kamir


Jennifer Bell


Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News 

Ana Sofia Correia 

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh 

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Maddy Dyer


Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Adriana Rocha


Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Louisa Ludwig-Begall / Sarah Kabani

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Layout Designer

Chris Monk