The Legalities and Liabilities of Being a Nurse Writer business business tips freelance writing legalities liabilities liability Jul 13, 2021

For some reason, I’ve been fielding a lot of questions lately about the potential liabilities involved in being a nurse writer. One person emailed to say her husband questioned whether this career was “even legal,” which admittedly cracked me up.

These questions mainly derive...

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How to Vet a Publishing Opportunity business tips finding clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips scams self-employment vetting opportunities vetting process Jun 15, 2021

Recently, one of my students wrote to me about an opportunity she had received by email from a prospective publishing outlet. Her question was simple: “Is this real?”

I felt the response I sent her could be useful to a wider audience, so I’m republishing parts of our...

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How Glamorous is Freelance Writing, Anyway? business tips freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips self-employment working for yourself Jun 01, 2021

Sometimes I receive emails from nurses who sincerely want to buy in to the idea that freelance writing is an insanely glamorous career. For instance, one nurse who wrote to me recently said, “I am very interested in exploring this career, but I need to make sure it doesn’t mean...

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How to Write a 5-Sentence Letter of Introduction that Gets Results anchor clients business tips clients finding clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses letter of introduction loi May 25, 2021

I’ve talked about sending Letters of Introduction (LOIs) many times in my coaching sessions, but then I realized I didn’t actually have a blog post that discusses exactly what these prospecting tools are or how to write them. Derp.

So I thought I should go over that.

Cold LOI vs Warm...

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What to Charge Your Health Writing Clients anchor clients business tips clients finding clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips pricing setting prices May 11, 2021

The most common question I field is: What should I charge this client? 

The second-most common is: Here’s the rate a client offered me. Is this a good rate?

In fact, because pricing questions are so common, I’ve written about them numerous times in the past. I’ve offered ...

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I got Published!! Now What? business tips clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips getting published organization pitching tracking pitches writing May 04, 2021

It might take some time, but eventually you will sell an article pitch to an editor, or a prospective client will sign you to a content writing contract. Next, you’ll get your first PAID publication – and what a sweet, sweet feeling that will be!

By all means, celebrate this...

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Pros and Cons of Working with Marketing Agencies business tips clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips marketing agencies Apr 06, 2021

Kara-Marie sent me a request for a newsletter that talks about the pros and cons of working with content and marketing agencies. I’m very happy to oblige!

If you haven’t considered pitching healthcare content or marketing agencies, you are missing out on way to establish a consistent...

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