Satisfied—and repeat—customers are the key to freelance success. But you need to know what to do—and what not to do—to keep clients coming back for more.
Freelancers Behaving Badly describes 13 bad behaviors that drive clients away and gives you a road map of commonsense strategies you can implement right now to avoid these stumbling blocks to success.
Traditional marketing strategies may help you to build your business initially. But to take your business to the next level, you need to do something different.
Never Look for Work Again presents 10 commonsense marketing tactics you should be using every minute of every day so that your business reaches critical mass and you never have to look for work again.
Becoming a freelance medical writer requires a certain set of skills, many of which have little to do with medical writing and everything to do with launching and building a successful freelance business in virtually any field. But don’t give up the dream just because you feel unqualified.
In The Accidental Medical Writer, two seasoned professionals share their personal experiences along with lessons, mistakes, and tips to help and inspire new and aspiring freelancers.
Medical jargon can be confusing, but don’t be intimidated just because you don’t have a science background. Nude Mice and Other Medical Writing Terms You Need to Know untangles the complex language of medicine and health care so that you’ll know the difference between viscous and viscus and will be able to recognize a nude mouse when you see one.
If you’re looking for monthly insights and inspiration into freelance medical writing, subscribe to Pencil Points, the Accidental Medical Writer’s monthly subscription newsletter. If you’re not a subscriber, The Best of Pencil Points, Volume 1, highlights the best and most popular columns from the first year of publication, with updated information and a new section, Business Tidbits, to help you run your freelance business.
If you’re looking for monthly insights and inspiration into freelance medical writing, subscribe to Pencil Points the Accidental Medical Writer’s monthly subscription newsletter. If you’re not a subscriber, The Best of Pencil Points, Volume 2, highlights the best and most popular columns from the second year of publication, with updated information and a new section, Business Tidbits to help you run your freelance business.
If you’re looking for a list of health care professional organizations that might be in the market for freelance medical writers or want to research a particular therapeutic area, the ORG Directory is a great place to start. This comprehensive tool includes links to 900 medical, nursing, dental, allied health, and complementary and alternative medicine specialty societies, and expands their acronyms so you won’t have to guess the next time you come across AACVPR or other seemingly random letters.
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