Medical Writing Freelancing

Volume 32, Issue 2 - Freelancing

June 2023

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From the Editor

Freelancing: Challenging but rewarding!

President's Message

Outgoing President’s Message

Incoming President's Message


55th EMWA Conference


Abstracts from the EMWA Spring Conference Poster Session

Feature Articles

From academia to freelance medical writing: Navigating the transition

Soft skills needed for freelance medical writers

Jumping over and through the obstacles: Navigating the freelance landscape

How can coaching or mentoring help you craft a sustainable freelance career

The need for community: The importance of networking as a freelance medical writer

The work model of hybrid freelancing

Books to support your medical writing journey

The freelance medical writer and the medical writing agency: A symbiotic relationship

Charting your way to the top: The 12 major milestones of freelance medical writing

Seventh Freelance Business Survey: The freelance landscape 2018-2023

Carbon footprint of EMWA activities: A first estimate

Special Section

Winners of the Geoff Hall Scholarship Essay Competition

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Medical Devices

Good Writing Practice

Veterinary Medical Writing

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Regulatory Matters

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications



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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 Brooks Waltman

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