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Volume 23, Issue 3 - Non-Clinical Health Writing

Out On Our Own


Making the leap to become a freelancer is daunting enough, but once established how do we ensure our business has staying power? Thank you to our experienced freelancers who share their top tips for longevity. Never let it be said that OOOO is one-sided – our newbie contribution comes from Tania Kotsokechagia who reports on her first ever EMWA conference. Our new ‘Day in the Life’ series begins with an interesting insight into the lives of fellow medical writers, Wendy Kingdom from the UK and Ingrid Edsman from Sweden. As freelancers, our organisational skills are certainly tested with the busy and varied lives we lead! Legal matters can be a daunting aspect for any business owner but cannot be ignored, so we are grateful to Tim Bradburn from the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) for his helpful commentary on the legalities of managing a business.


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Non-clinical health writing
President's Message
EMWA social media team
Opportunities in veterinary writing
Veterinary regulatory writing in Europe
Exploring veterinary science, a little-known translation specialisation
Cosmetic regulatory writing
REACH chemical dossiers? Yes, please!
Pesticide dossiers, an opportunity for medical writers
Nanoapplications – From geckos to human health
Medical writing for in vitro diagnostics: A different approach for the ‘hidden’ side of healthcare
Writing bioanalytical reports
Letter to the Editor: Because you're worth it?
Cost comparison of salaried and freelance medical writers working in Europe
Profile: An interview with Fernando Navarro on the brand new platform ‘Cosnautas’
Key factors a pharmaceutical company should consider while outsourcing medical writing services
Working with authors to develop high-quality, ethical clinical manuscripts: Guidance for the professional medical writer
News from the EMA
The Webscout
English Grammar and Style - Points of view
Medical Communication
In the Bookstores
Out On Our Own

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