American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), Canada Chapter, presents:
New and experienced medical writers round table discussion, open to non-members
Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2008, 6:30 pm
Souvenirs de Bangkok restaurant
1925 St. Catherine West
No fee, per se; only what you order in food/beverages.
Please RSVP Crystal Kaczkowski by Feb 23rd.
NEW WRITERS: BRING RESUMES TO FIND AND IMPRESS A POTENTIAL MENTOR!
Here are some of the topics we will be discussing along with a couple of original ideas: how to get started in medical writing, medical writing internships (partnering a novice with an experienced medical writer to build the former’s portfolio and provide a source of cheap labour sub-contracting opportunities for the latter) and how to capitalize on a recession.
There will not be any one speaker per se, but we will discuss amongst ourselves the following topics:
New and/or aspiring medical writers: Become a medical writer by interning with a experienced medical writer
–Good for building your portfolio
–Find out what the business is all about and whether you’ll enjoy it
Experienced medical writers: Outsource your medical writing jobs to subcontractors and/or junior medical writers
–Consider the merits of cheap labour imparting your wisdom while training an aspiring medical writer
–Mentor a newbie to build your business and help with overflow
Experienced and new medical writers: Capitalizing on a recession
The best sources for finding medical writing clients and contracts (web, networking, cold-calling), with input from experienced medical writers. How much time should one expect to put in on looking for new contracts as a ratio to time spent performing the work?
The outlook for medical writing in the coming “recession”: Will clients be outsourcing more or less work as more in-house writers are, presumably, laid off? What is Big Pharma planning to do? How should writers change their promotional strategies in accordance?
Please feel free to forward this invite to anyone who may be interested.