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7 Quick Tips On How To Be A Freelance Medical Writer


One of the most fulfilling writing jobs is a freelance job. That is because you work for yourself, you set your own rates, and you can keep all of the profits. This does entail some hard work in the beginning. But that is what it is like for any business. You need time for your company to grow. However, if you are able to set yourself up the right way, you will be able to get it to grow fast. Here are 7 quick tips on how to be a freelance medical writer.

  1. Create a portfolio
  2. Compile a set of sample papers that you have written to use as examples. They should be the best ones because the idea is to attract clients that appreciate your work. You can have them edited and reviewed to ensure that they are free of errors and well-written.

  3. Join a site
  4. You can join a freelance writing site. It is a great way to ensure that you can connect with clients in need of your services. It is a great forum and you may receive additional securities through the site to ensure the safety of your client and yourself.

  5. Create a profile
  6. You will want to create a professional profile next. You will include information on the jobs that you are capable of completing and your portfolio. You can five all of the pertinent information so that the client knows what you are capable of writing and what your completed pieces look like.

  7. Research average prices
  8. Get an idea of what medical writers make per piece so that you are not charging a rate that is too low or too high. You want to be in the ball park at least. This changes all of the time, so you will want to make sure that you find current rates.

  9. Prove your skills
  10. Some freelance sites will give you the option to take small quizzes to prove your skills. This is a great way to build your reputation on their sites. They will endorse your skills when you are able to pass their tests which will help you rank higher in the bid lists.

  11. Bid on the right projects
  12. Read the bids carefully and weed out the ones that are not paying a reasonable amount. You really shouldn’t be doing this type of work for anything close to one dollar per 100 words. The rate should be a higher because this is technical writing.

  13. Get training
  14. Get certified, take classes, and read about how to be a better medical writer. You can constantly improve your writing skills.

Pitch your services

You should be able to learn if clients have worked with freelancers in the past and what skills they look for in a good freelance writer. This will help you know how to pitch your services and develop a winning proposal.

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