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.
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:
Gained in Translation
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Good Writing Practice
In the Bookstores
Medical Communications/Writing for Patients
My First Medical Writing
News from the EMA
Out on Our Own
Regulatory Public Disclosure
Teaching Medical Writing
The Crofter: Sustainable Communications
Lay out Designer