How to Become a Medical Writer



September 22, 2021 - 12:00 PM


September 22, 2021 - 1:00 PM

How to Become a Medical Writer

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 at 12 Noon to 1:00 PM Eastern time (GMT-4)

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 what it takes to succeed in this webinar.

Discover how you can get started without any medical writing experience and the abilities and skills that will help you do this. Learn what type(s) of medical writing might be right for you, how to learn more about opportunities, and how to build the necessary skills, experience, and network.

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

Learning objectives:

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

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