Working within organized cabins, reporting to managers, and clocking in as per company norms: work culture has taken a leap beyond these precincts. “Opportunities are created by us”, as the saying goes. Freelance Medical Writing exemplifies this precisely. Undoubtedly, full-time jobs support a sense of structure, decorum and a running income, but they are not always conducive, especially for those who are unable to devote time to a nine-to-six job due to personal commitments. This is precisely where freelancing comes to rescue. Freelancing also helps bridge the ever-increasing workforce gap, at the same time bringing in more flexibility and creativity to work styles.
Here are 5 steps to take a leap towards Freelance Medical Writing:
- Understanding the Benefits
- Working from the hills or from your home office, freelancing is laden with benefits. It is you who can choose the project, workload, time, location, and schedule. It is where responsibility and comfort merge. From flexibility of working hours to deciding your worth, you are your own master.
- Burning the Myths
- Although having one’s own website certainly gives an edge to freelancing, just the thought that it may require a knowledge of coding and could turn out expensive, forces one to step back! For the uninitiated, this is just a myth. There is a plethora of options such as WordPress, where one can create a website with minimal efforts. Look for the available options and they are right there waiting for you!
- Choosing your Niche
- After burning the myths, the next step is choosing where your interest lies. Medical writing is a broad domain, including manuscript writing, medico-marketing, regulatory writing. Hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, health-tech firms, medical communication agencies, etc. have diverse communication requirements. Decipher your interest, strength area, choose your tribe, and find out where you fit in. This is what will define the structure of your portfolio and growth prospects.
- Keeping the Links Open
- Build a strong connection within your fraternity. Form a network of writers where you all can share referrals and help each other.
- Don’t Stop Learning
- Upgrade your skills in medical and scientific writing. Enroll yourself in courses, seminars, online workshops, etc. First, it can help broaden your vision and identify your blind spots, giving you a good start. Second, it can help in understanding the industry and best practices and build a network. Third, it can enhance your writing skills. Focus on understanding the market and learn how tools are changing.
You are just one decision away from taking a step towards freelance medical writing. A fog of doubts and questions is what might be blurring your mind. To clear them all, attend the workshop organized by Turacoz. Turacoz is a medical communications agency having in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry. Professional and experienced medical writers at Turacoz are organizing a workshop for Freelance Medical Writers.
Details for the workshop:
Title: Freelance Medical Writing: A Flexible Career Option
Date: 9th July 2022 (Saturday)
To know more, visit the link https://turacoz.typeform.com/to/EkIe1bUJ