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Volume 24, Issue 3 - The Medical Writing Business

Out On Our Own


None of us like to think of getting older, and retirement may seem like a long way off for many. However, planning for your pension is critical if you want to ensure greater financial freedom without the need to take on so much work later in life. As freelancers, this is particularly important since we don't have access to employer pension schemes. Don't worry! Michelle Storm Lane of the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has come to our rescue. In this issue, Michelle explains some of the nuances relating to pensions and gives advice for your pension plans.

At the other end of the freelancing spectrum, you may be just starting out. How to gain your first client is a question frequently asked at the Freelance Business Forum and so Kathryn White has provided a comprehensive guide to networking that may help you obtain that important first contract. In addition, Matt Craven dispels some common myths associated with interview techniques and CV writing to help you market yourself appropriately in writing and in person.

Kathryn White

Alistair Reeves



In this issue… The Medical Writing Business
President's Message
Setting up and running a medical writing company
For the greater good…Can agency competitors cooperate to advance medical publication practices?
The Section of Scientific Publications at the Texas Heart Institute
Is cheap outsourcing a threat to your career?
Successfully outsourcing medical writing
Freelancing – Are you ready to go solo?
News from the EMA
European Science Editing: May 2015 picks
Profile: An interview with Dawn Bentley: How personal branding can advance your professional career!
The Webscout
In the Bookstores
Regulatory Writing: New developments in public disclosure of clinical trials
Lingua Franca and Beyond
Gained in Translation
HIV research fraudster handed stiff prison sentence
English Grammar and Style: Good Writing Practice
Did you know that EMWA has an archive of webinar material on our website?
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