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.


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:

Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Clare Chang

Barbara Grossman

Daniela Nakagawa

Joselita T. Salita

Petal Smart

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News       

Aurélie Gobet / Paolo Rega

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh / Stephen Gilliver

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Namrata Upadhyay

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Jennifer Morris

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Jennifer Bell / Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk