How to Become a Medical Writer: Your Roadmap to Success



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How to Become a Medical Writer: Your Roadmap to Success

20 January to 10 February 2022 (Thursdays) at 12 Noon to 1:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)

Medical writing, also called health writing or healthcare writing, is a high-paying specialty with plenty of interesting work for both freelancers and employees. Explore these opportunities and learn how to succeed as a medical writer in this course.

Your roadmap to success starts with understanding the medical writing marketplace and the key abilities and skills of medical writers. Building relevant skills and experience and developing a strong network that will help you find work are the next steps. Also, you’ll develop a medical writing sample to share with clients or employers and learn how to develop more samples on your own.

Whether you’re thinking about moving into medical writing or want to do more of this work, this course will show you how to succeed as a medical writer. While the course focuses on medical writing, much of the content is applicable to medical editing too


  • Understand what medical writers do and who hires us.
  • Learn how to get started in medical writing
  • Complete a sample medical writing project.
  • Know the next steps to take if you decide to become a medical writer or do more medical writing.

Intended Audience

Technical communicators who are new to medical writing and those who want to do more medical writing.

Session 1: Understanding the Medical Writing Marketplace

Session 2: Building Relevant Skills and Experience

Session 3:  Developing a Strong and Trusting Network

Session 4:  Taking the Next Steps Toward Your Medical Writing Career

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