Don't let these mistakes keep you from becoming a medical writer.
Becoming a medical writer does not have to be hard.
But you have to take the RIGHT STEPS to break into this profession.
Breaking Into Medical Writing Class
Become The Medical Writer Companies Desperately Want To Hire
In 2019, I was right where you are. I had decided to become a medical writer after my postdoctoral researcher job ended due to funding cuts.
And I was clueless on how to start.
I found a few resources online but nothing gave me a guide on how to break into this profession called medical writing.
Armed with what little knowledge I had, I applied for roles for months. And the result? Crickets. I heard nothing from any of the jobs I applied to.
At this point, I was the author of 7 peer-reviewed papers - three of which I was the first author on. I knew how to make PowerPoint presentations like the job descriptions asked for, and best of all, I had a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology.
That ought to have been enough to help me break into a medical writing role, right? Boy, was I wrong!
If you've faced this, I just want you to know that you're not alone.
Here's the good news:
I did eventually break into medical writing and ever since then, I've trained aspiring medical writers just like you on the mistakes to avoid, as well as the steps anybody can take to break into medical writing.
Can I tell you a secret now that I've worked in medical writing for almost five years? Finding good writers is hard.
Furthermore, finding good medical writers to fill medical writing roles is even harder!
But it doesn't have to be hard for you to be THAT good writer, companies want to hire, even if you're just starting. Even if you don't have any direct experience as a medical writer.
To help you do that, I created this 90-minute class called: Breaking Into Medical Writing: Become The Medical Writer Companies Desperately Want To Hire.
In this 90-minute class, you will learn:
- How to prepare your writer portfolio starting today so you make a positive impression on your potential employer. And no, your portfolio does not need to be massive! We'll talk about how you can create a "mini-portfolio" in the next 1-2 weeks.
- How to read medical writing job descriptions AND speak the language of the recruiters and hiring managers on your resume.
- How to format and write your medical writer resume so that yours is the one recruiters and hiring managers short-list for a position.
- The steps to start taking today to ensure you continually grow your skills as writer. This will also ensure that you never run out of companies trying to recruit you to write for them.
- How to kickstart your career with freelance health and medical writing like I did, or even make THAT your career.
- Types of medical writing and why you must understand the differences.
- What career growth can look like for medical writers.
As a SPECIAL BONUS and thanks for getting this class, I will give you a PDF copy of my book Win At Freelance Writing as soon as you sign up for this class. Win At Freelance Writing is a top 100 book in a couple of categories on Amazon, and has a 4.5 average rating from over 40 reviews.
So once you register, you will have access to the 90-minute class which is a recording from a previous class I hosted, and all the free updates each time I add brand new material.
And you will also get a PDF version of Win At Freelance Writing which has helped hundreds of aspiring writers like you launch profitable freelance writing businesses.
Who am I and why should you listen to me?
My name is Dr. Gertrude Nonterah. I have two bachelor's degrees - one in biology and one in nursing. And I have a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology.
I started as a freelance health writer in 2017 on the side of my post-doctoral researcher job and landed my first full-time science and medical writing role in 2021.
A few more fast facts about me:
- I built a blog from scratch and grew it to over half a million visits over 3 years.
- I helped a health writing client take their business blog from 0 to 3,000 monthly visits from Google search alone, with several pieces of content ranking on page 1 of Google.
- I've worked with an award-winning life and health science marketing agency as a science writer, creating marketing content for billion-dollar life science brands.
- I currently work in medical communications at a Fortune 500 biotechnology company.
- I consistently receive inbound inquiries from recruiters looking for medical writers to fill roles.
- I have had the privilege of speaking about my medical writing and communications career to various institutions and organizations, including the Genetics Society of America and the University of Illinois-Chicago.
What former students have said:
"I am beyond grateful for you! I was feeling lost, anxious, and really hopeless wondering if I will have to go back to school for another degree that will offer me a good, reliable full-time job. I’ve been following your advice (made a website and all!) and this past week I got an opportunity to work with a company on a per-project basis. I submitted my first paid writing assignment today. If I do well they will give me more writing work. I know this may be a small step but it’s a major deal to me because it shows me that this career path is a possibility for me! And the best part is that they had me sign an NDA and they had my title as “Scientific Writer.” I took a screenshot because it seemed surreal!" - Amna Q. M.S., Community College Professor.
"Thank you so much, Dr. Gertrude, the class was awesome." - Raheemat Rafiu, Ph.D. candidate in Medicinal Chemistry
"You have such a great way of relaying information." - Fatsani Dogani, Ph.D., RN
Praise for Win At Freelance Writing:
Again, once you register, you will have access to:
- The 90-minute class (a recording from a live class hosted earlier - with free updates forever)
- A PDF version of Win At Freelance Writing
You are 90 minutes away from launching your medical writing career.
Are you ready?
Click the "ENROLL NOW" button to get started!