Author Archive | Emma Hitt

Upsetting the PC Applecart

All you Mac users out there are going to have an “I told you so” moment…yesterday, after using nothing but a PC for years, I finally succumbed to buying a MacBook Air (purchased at BestBuy). I never imagined I would transition from using a PC to a Mac and have always advised new writers to […]

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CME funding shifts unlikely to impact medical writers

Hi, all. Here is an interesting article posted about 3 weeks ago on the shifts in funding structure of CME http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/09/12/prl20912.htm  . Even though commercial support from pharma is declining, other sources (academic institutions, non-profits, and docs themselves) are making up the shortfall, and total CME revenue in fact rose 3% in 2010. This shift […]

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Value and creativity rewarded

Some in the medical writing world are having a really difficult time right now. But there is nothing to be gained by wasting time lamenting. Instead, all efforts should be put into thinking of ways in which to diversify, and to provide service, value, and creativity to others. There is always a market for service, value, and creativity, and efforts […]

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Working ON your business

The E-myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber is one of the classic works in business writing. If you haven’t read it, I’d highly recommend it. It talks about working ON your business rather than IN your business. In freelance medical writing, that would mean avoiding getting bogged down in meeting never ending deadlines and spending […]

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Do I miss bench research?

Someone who is in her 4th year of grad school and does an excellent job in writing on some projects for me recently asked me whether I missed bench research. After I squelched my initial response of “heck no!”, I had this to say to her: You do have a very good attitude about your […]

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