Why You Need to Start Tracking Your Time Immediately clients effective hourly rate ehr freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses nurse-writer time tracking writing Mar 02, 2021

Recently I enjoyed chatting with a coaching client – a mid-career nurse-writer who’s looking to level-up her business and reach the six-figure realm.

Since this was our first meeting, I ran through a series of questions I like to ask every client to get a baseline reading of where...

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What Tech Skills Does a Nurse Need to Become a Writer? freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips nurse-writer technology technology skills Mar 02, 2021

Many of you have joined the RN2writer family because you saw an ad I run on Facebook. That ad directs people to buy a little ebook I wrote to unveil the world of freelance writing to other nurses – because my mission is to help nurses “own” the healthcare communications space....

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Student Q&A: The Art of Slanting an Article Pitch clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips healthcare loi nurse-writer pitching publications writing writing samples Feb 23, 2021

Recently, this message floated into my inbox:

Hi! My name is Alicia, I've been a Women's Health Nurse (among many other departments!) for 13ish years. I have the Ultimate [Health Journalism Basics for Nurses] course and the 50 Markets download (great info btw) but I noticed there wasn't a lot of...

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Why There Will Never Be a Glut of Nurse-Writers freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses healthcare nurse-writer publications research writing Feb 16, 2021

Recently, a Facebook commenter asked me: If everybody hops on the RN2writer bandwagon, won’t this just result in a glut of nurse-writers, with work for nobody?

The answer? No, absolutely not.

And the reason why not can be summed up in a single word: Volume.

Take a moment right now to...

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How to Get Your First Writing Samples – a Step-by-Step Tutorial for Nurses clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses loi nurse-writer volunteering writing writing samples Feb 09, 2021

I’ve often said that the biggest catch-22 nurses encounter when trying to launch a writing career is how to get work samples when nobody will hire you without work samples.

Right?

Well, there’s an easy way around this problem. I’ve talked about this before, but I don’t...

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The Art of Becoming a Nickel Expert experts freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses nickel expert nurse-writer research writing Feb 02, 2021

 

Recently, a nurse wrote to me to ask a very sensible question: “Though I have been a nurse for many years (one field, one organization), I only know what I know. While browsing content, you and others seem to write on such a wide variety of topics. Do you spend a lot of time...

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job? Jan 20, 2021

You might be surprised to know my first (and best) advice to nurses who want to become writer is this:

Don’t quit your day job.

It’s not because I doubt the viability of freelance writing as a career. I’ve been making my living as a writer for the past eight years. Writing...

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Why You Should Abandon the Concept of “Price” in Freelance Writing Jan 20, 2021

Over the weekend I fielded yet another “what do I charge?” question, this time from a mid-career nurse-writer – which goes to show that pricing is a thorny issue even for seasoned freelancers.

My advice to all of you with this question when it arises is this: Abandon the concept...

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How Freelance Writing Works Jan 20, 2021

In reviewing my correspondence over the past year, I’ve calculated I receive about 16 emails per month from nurses interested in learning more about becoming freelance writers. I’m always happy to respond, though you probably can understand now why I brought back RN2Writer. It’s...

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3 Things Nurse Writers Should Do This Week to Launch Their Business in 2020 Jan 20, 2021

Happy holidays to you! No matter which holiday(s) you celebrate – or even if you celebrate none at all – I hope you’re able to spend quality time with the people who mean the most to you.

As nurses, we often didn’t get the opportunity to spend holidays with our loved ones...

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How to Write a 5-Sentence Letter of Introduction that Gets Results Jan 20, 2021

I’ve talked about sending Letters of Introduction (LOIs) many times on the blog, but I only touched on how to write them once – way back in the third issue of this newsletter.

So I thought I should go over this process again.

Cold LOI vs Warm LOI

When I talk about sending LOIs,...

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Source Interview Etiquette for Freelance Nurse-Writers Jan 20, 2021

Last month, I invited everyone to “Ask Me Anything” in a since-deleted comment thread at the newsletter site. (You can still ask me questions directly, by email!) I promised to answer those questions in future newsletters, and I’m tackling one today.

Elizabeth asked:...

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