Course: Freelance Medical Writing for Beginners

Want to become a medical writer? But want to start as a freelance medical writer? Then this course is for you!

The lifetime access freelance medical writing course will guide you on your journey to becoming a freelance medical writer as a complete beginner.

This freelance medical writing course will include information on:

  • Freelance medical writing jobs from home
  • Freelance medical writing salary

You can work from home, remotely, and full-time or part-time as a freelance medical writer.

This course is absolutely packed with resources which are structured specifically for you as a freelance medical writer.

Ask questions at any time by using the community Q&A feature or by sending your instructor a private message directly!

The instructor will answer your questions within 24 hours.

In the freelance medical writing for beginners course you will find out:

Why you might want to become a freelance medical writer

  1. Freelancing vs employment, and the pros and cons of freelancing
  2. Client expectations of a freelance medical writer
  3. What you’ll love about freelance medical writing
  4. What I wish I knew before I started as a freelance medical writer
  5. A day in the life of a freelance medical writer
  6. Can you work from home as a freelance medical writer?
  7. Can you freelance and be employed at the same time?
  8. The different types of medical writing a freelance medical writer can do

How to plan to become a freelance medical writer

  1. Think about how much you want to work vs how much you need to work
  2. Where you will work as a freelance medical writer
  3. Who you will work with as a freelance medical writer
  4. Evaluate what you know and be willing to learn new things and adapt
  5. Skills you need as a freelance medical writer
  6. What equipment you need to start freelance medical writing
  7. If you need insurance as a freelance medical writer
  8. Whether or not you need to register as a business to get into freelance medical writing
  9. If you need a website as a freelance medical writer
  10. Whether you need to use a platform to get work as a freelance medical writer or work independently

How to sell your skills as a freelance medical writer

  1. Think about and decide what you are selling, and how to choose your niche as a freelance medical writer
  2. Find out ways you can find clients as a freelance medical writer
  3. Find out ways clients can find you for your freelance medical writing services
  4. How to sell your skills and market yourself as a freelance medical writer
  5. How to negotiate contracts as a freelance medical writer
  6. If you should write for free as a freelance medical writer
  7. How having a medical writing portfolio can save you time as a freelance medical writer
  8. Ingredients for success: What to have in place before you start as a freelance medical writer

What’s good to know as a freelance medical writer

  1. How to achieve a good work life balance to avoid burnout as a freelance medical writer
  2. Self care as a freelance medical writer
  3. Red flags to look out for as a freelance medical writer
  4. Maintaining vs growing your business as a freelance medical writer
  5. Design skills you may want to develop or hire someone for as a freelance medical writer
  6. The importance of mentors and community when you start as a freelance medical writer
  7. If you need to know SEO (search engine optimisation) to work as a freelance medical writer

Maintaining your business as a freelance medical writer

  1. The importance of following up
  2. How to stand out from the crowd as a freelance medical writer
  3. Why you need to collect testimonials and references from your clients
  4. A reminder to update everything, and often – including your CV/resume
  5. How to break out of the feast or famine cycle
  6. How to stay engaged in the field of medical writing and enjoy what you do
  7. Taking pride in your work as a freelance medical writer

Looking ahead as you start your journey as a freelance medical writer

  1. How to organise your day/week
  2. How to give notice when you want time off
  3. The importance of deadlines as a freelance medical writer
  4. Why it’s important to build relationships
  5. How to be more solution-based
  6. Is artificial intelligence (AI) a threat to medical writing and freelance medical writers?

Money and taxes

  1. How much money can you make as a freelance medical writer, and salary expectations
  2. How to price work as a freelance medical writer
  3. How to make sure you get paid: contracts and disputes
  4. Why you need an accountant
  5. Making sure you keep detailed records
  6. A reminder to stay on top of your taxes
  7. International taxes and working while travelling

Goody bag at the end of completing your freelance medical writing for beginners course

  1. Words of encouragement as you get started on your journey
  2. Recommended course: Medical writing skills for beginners
  3. Recommended course: How to create a medical writing portfolio
  4. Checklist to make sure you have everything you need to get started as a freelance medical writer
  5. Further reading that can help you on your journey to becoming a freelance medical writer

Congratulations on completing the course

  1. Well done for completing the freelance medical writing for beginners course
  2. How to get your certificate
  3. Lifetime access to the course including all future updates

Published by Virginia Chachati

I am a UK GPhC registered Pharmacist from London. I love to write easy to understand health and wellness content. My goal is to help empower people to better their own health.

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