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Volume 28, Issue 1 - Careers in medical writing

Medical writing at the management level


Discussion with writers from all walks of life and from across the globe has revealed that we have all come to our chosen career through different pathways. Furthermore, writer jobs are highly variable; two medical writers may have completely different roles and careers. Through a mixture of luck, both good and bad, I have taken the path of a medical writing manager. I have had the opportunity to work in pharmaceutical and device companies, one of the largest publishers in the world, several medical communications or medical education companies, as well as being a freelance writer. At every step along the way I have learnt so much, and can honestly say that each of these experiences has made me the manager that I am today. Herein, I describe parts of my journey, what I learnt, and what I believe are the attributes of a manager of medical writers.

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Careers in medical writing
President’s Message
How to get your first job as a medical writer
Educating the medical writer: A 5-year update
Cheeky medical writers: Transitioning from academia to medical writing
Making the leap: My move from academia to medical writing
From bench to pen: Life as a new medical writer
The grass is always greener on the other side
Pharmaceutical writer or CRO writer – choosing the right path
Career shift: Employment to freelancing
Medical writing and medical translation – two crossing paths
Career opportunities in medical device writing: Employee and freelance perspectives
Career shifts – surviving a change in geography
Grant writing and editing
1000 words in 1 picture
Medical writing at the management level
Thriving (and not just surviving) in a VUCA healthcare industry
Elevate your medical writing team to success
Clinical trial disclosure landscape and awareness in Japan
News from the EMA
Regulatory Matters
Gained in Translation
In the Bookstores
Medical Devices
Journal Watch
Veterinary Medical Writing
Good Writing Practice
Medical Communication
Regulatory Public Disclosure
Out on Our Own
Vignettes - Life After Medical Writing

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