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10 Things I Didn’t Put in My Medical Writer Resume

Preparing an effective resume is very important when you apply for jobs. Each one has to really get at what the recruiters or your future coworkers and managers are looking for. But that doesn’t mean you throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. There are definitely some things that you’d most likely want to leave out of your resume – obvious, and not … Continue reading 10 Things I Didn’t Put in My Medical Writer Resume

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The Top 3 Things That Helped Me Get My Remote Medical Writer Job

If I could go back, I’d tell myself that getting a job as a medical writer isn’t just “applying for a bunch of “medical writer” positions until something sticks”. I don’t know about you, but I like going into things with a plan. Whether that’s a day out, a vacation, or the laboratory experiments I used to do. I always have some semblance of a … Continue reading The Top 3 Things That Helped Me Get My Remote Medical Writer Job

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A Week in My Life as a Remote Medical Writer

Have you ever wondered what a medical writer does every day? Or what a typical week looks like for a medical writer? I’ve been at my company for about 5 months now, so I thought it’d be a pretty good time to write a post like this. Before I start describing what I did every day this week, I want you to look at this … Continue reading A Week in My Life as a Remote Medical Writer

3 Things That Surprised Me About My Remote Medical Writer Job

When I was in grad school and my postdoc, I didn’t have a good sense of what medical writing entailed. I honestly thought it sounded kind of stuffy and mundane. I probably imagined a bunch of scientists sitting at computers typing away on manuscripts and documentation. I’ve been pretty open about how medical writing isn’t one type of job, and that medical writers work on … Continue reading 3 Things That Surprised Me About My Remote Medical Writer Job

A Day in My Life as a Medical Writer

It’s been about a month since I started my job and my routine has pretty much settled down. I’ve been doing work that is actually required for the company now and it’s getting busier. So how does each day go, working from home as a medical writer? 7:00 AM I wake up around 7:00 AM either to my alarm or on my own. I go … Continue reading A Day in My Life as a Medical Writer

My First Month as a Medical Writer

I’ve been at my medical writer job for about a month now. It’s been an amazing experience so far. The work is interesting, the people are nice, and things run smoothly. Maybe you’re a grad student, or a postdoc, or just someone else who’s interested in what it’s like to be a medical writer. I totally remember that feeling because just recently I was wondering … Continue reading My First Month as a Medical Writer