Jennifer Kelly, PhD, held various jobs in academia and industry and found she always gravitated towards the writing side of things. She took Emma Hitt Nichols' 6-week course, "Everything you Need to Know to Start Your Freelance Medical Writing Business," and with much hard work and reading of books on business and freelancing, she launched a successful freelance business.
In this interview with long-time journalist Kathleen Doheny, we talk about the importance of staying positive about your work and doing what you love. Take a listen!
With a PhD in cancer biology, Brian Orelli started writing about biotech stocks when his writing got picked up by the Motley Fool investment site. Among other things, he talks about the importance of asking the right questions, the benefits of using TextExpander, and how he balances his work life with his 4(!) school-aged children.
Allison Muller, PharmD and toxicologist, discusses her transition into a solo practice after having worked at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a poison control center for 20 years. Dr. Muller talks about being an expert witness as well as a medical writer. She also talks about the benefits of networking and hiring a marketing assistant.
In this episode, Lori De Milto describes what it takes to be a successful freelance medical writer (hint: alot of HARD WORK!). Lori is also a great example of what it means to be an involved AMWA member. In our interview she describes her book "The Mighty Marketer," which outlines the steps that freelance medical writers can take to boost their income and have a successful career.
In this episode, Emma Hitt Nichols talks to long-time freelance medical writer Stef Stendardo about how she accidentally got in to medical writing with a humanities background and the pros and cons of working the at home freelance life.