Health Effects of a Medical Writing Career


I sit at my desk and write or edit anywhere between 4 to 8 hours a day. Sometimes a few hours on the weekend. I have a dual screen set up, a wrist rest for my keyboard and mouse, and a fancy ergonomic chair. None of it helps. I went to a seminar late last…

New Year, New Post


Yeah, well, it’s been a long 3 years, but I have a new website platform now and I’m feeling all shiny and new. As always, I have more work than I can handle. My go-to phrase for that is, “But that’s a good thing for a freelancer, so I’m not complaining.” I realize now that I…

Don’t Panic! Learn to Market Yourself.


So I had an okay 2013. Didn’t do worse than 2012, but that’s not exactly an inspiring achievement. Plus, the end of the year was pretty slow. Scary slow. So it gave me plenty of time to think about what I am doing and how I am doing it. The majority of my clients are…

Learning to write


It’s terrible to admit: I didn’t learn to write until I was in college. My freshman year at a liberal arts school was brutal – but by the end of four years, this science major managed to catch up. (Look at me now, Ma!) The difficult memories of writing tutors and tears resurfaced when I read an…

Wow. I missed a whole month.


Hi there, folks. I believe I have bitten off more than I can chew and still write regular blog posts. I’m hoping soon that the insanity will resolve itself and I will be able to sit down and write something inspiring. Right now, I’m just downright tired, with no end in sight. I see now…

Inspirational words – from my newest AMWA “idol”


Marianne Mallia, ELS, winner of the 2010 AMWA Swanberg Distinguished Service Award gave an inspiring acceptance speech tonight. She shared the favorite poem of Dr. Denton Cooley from the Texas Heart Institute; the poem is engraved at the entrance of the building. “Bag of Tools” by R.L. Sharpe Isn’t it strange that princes and kings…