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  • How to Bulletproof Your Estimates

    Here’s another excerpt from The Best of Pencil Points, Volume 1, coming July 1, 2015!   Next to actually doing the job, estimating is probably the most challenging task for a freelance. It can also be the most frightening. Estimate too high, and you might not get the job you would have been glad to […]

  • Twitter Tips for Medical Writers

    We’re excited to share an excerpt from our newest book, Best of Pencil Points, Volume 1, set for release on July 1, 2015. Don’t miss the Authors’ Update and Business Tidbit at the end of the article!   Popular trends online in 2009 are social networking and anything else related to Web 2.0, a label […]

  • 5 Unsexy Realities About Freelance Medical Writing (and Editing, Come to Think of It!)

    We love what we do. We say it all the time. But freelance medical writing is not all puppies and unicorns. You need to be aware of some of the unsexy realities of this profession. Here goes.

  • Writers Behaving Badly

    Bad behaviors are everywhere. Just glance at the magazine rack the next time you’re standing in the supermarket check-out line. But while movie stars and teenaged musicians might get away with behaving badly, freelance medical writers risk ruining their businesses if they engage in bad behaviors. Here’s our top 10 list of bad behaviors to […]

  • Freelancing’s Double-Edged Sword: Independence and Isolation

    We work from our home offices. We get to pick and choose which jobs we take and which ones we turn down. We can work in our PJs, if we want (but we don’t), and we can throw in a load of laundry whenever we feel like it. Heck, we can smell the flowers whenever […]