A Career in Medical Writing
|Like a lot of people, you have probably landed on this page because you are thinking about starting a career as a medical writer and are looking for some background information.
EMWA is very proactive in attracting new people to the profession. One of the best ways to get your foot in the door is to come to EMWA conferences. Not only do you gain training as a writer, it shows potential employers that you are serious about getting into the industry. In addition, EMWA provides an invaluable networking opportunity that enables you to get to know many other writers across Europe and beyond. This is very helpful for developing relationships that can lead to future job opportunities. The same applies to anyone thinking of starting a freelance career.
On this page we have gathered together some sources that are of special interest to people learning about or new to medical writing. A good place to start is EMWA's Career Guide to Medical Writing (November 2016 edition).
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Article: Challenges within medical writing
Selected articles from The Write Stuff:
Vol 18 (1) 2009
Broad-spectrum medical writer: Nature or nurture?
The regulatory medical writer: More than a writer, an expert
Medical writing for early clinical development
Vol 17(3) 2008
A week in the life of a medical writer
Vol 16 (4) 2007
From academia to medical writing—And staying there
Vol 16 (1) 2007
Conference highlight reports for marketing purposes:
Vol 15 (1) 2006
Medical writers in drug development and marketing
Vol 14 (4) 2005
Medical writing in a contract research organisation
Vol 14 (2) 2005
Medical journalism—a career move?