Medical Writing Careers in medical writing Making the leap: My move from academia to medical writing

Volume 28, Issue 1 - Careers in medical writing

Making the leap: My move from academia to medical writing

Abstract

A complete re-evaluation of your career path can be a daunting task. By identifying your own key skills, a proactive approach can be taken. Talking to varied companies and people in the field and trying out different writing styles can help to find the best fit for those skills. This article presents a personal view of taking this approach to change profession from academic researcher to medical writer.

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