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49 EpisodesProduced by Emma Hitt Nichols, PhDWebsite

Emma Hitt Nichols talks to freelance medical writers about their work

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2-011 Writing To Be Understood—Interview with Anne Janzer

March 15th, 2019

27:49

In this episode, I’m talking with Anne Janzer, who has written a book Writing To Be Understood. Anne’s book dissects what it is that makes nonfiction compelling. She talks about using stories and analogies and several …

2-009 AMA Manual of Style Tips: References and Capitalization

March 1st, 2019

17:54

What the American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style has to say about reference style and rules for capitalization. Warning: make sure you …

2-008 AMWA’s Educational Offerings – Interview With Lori Alexander, Education Director

February 22nd, 2019

20:12

Lori Alexander is the American Medical Writer's Association (AMWA) Past President and their current Education Director. She discusses, among other things, AMWA's plans to expand their educational offerings, especially …

2-007 Will Pass, DVM, Veterinarian Turned Medical Writer

February 15th, 2019

32:20

In this episode, I interview Dr. Will Pass who recently transitioned from being a veterinarian to being a full time medical writer. He talks about …

2-006 All About P Values and What’s in That AMA Manual Anyway?

February 8th, 2019

15:04

American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style P value pointers and overview of the AMA Manual of Style contents.

In this episode, I briefly describe what P values are; it’s a deep topic better left to statistical …

2-005 Making Money With PowerPoint

February 1st, 2019

14:50

Today I'm talking about PowerPoint. Some clients request this skill, either creating PowerPoint slide decks from scratch or reorganizing and reworking a previously created slide deck to make it more visually appealing.

2-004 Healthcare Businesswomen's Association and Gender Parity in the Healthcare Industry

January 25th, 2019

26:41

In this episode I talk to HBA president & CEO Laurie Cooke. we talk about gender parity issues in the health care industry as well as what we can all do to improve the working environment for all participants. …

2-003 Getting Started and Newbie Medical Writing Mistakes Dr. Jessica Martin

January 18th, 2019

21:35

In this episode, I interview freelance medical writing Jessica Martin, PhD martinmedicalwriting.com. Dr Jessica Martin earned her PhD from the …

2-002 AMA Manual of Style: Searching and Formatting Tables and Figures

January 11th, 2019

16:10

This week, Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols discusses searching strategies, in particular 4 different approaches to get the results you want from the AMA Manual …

2-001 Relaunching Podcast!

January 4th, 2019

8:28

Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols talks about the format of the new Medical Writers Speak podcast.  

Understanding the Healthcare Value Dossier

January 19th, 2017

13:19
Understanding the healthcare value dossier. How to accelerate revenues and expand markets.  Virtual or corporate onsite training for MSLs, MA professionals and Medical Writers.  Nascent Medical LLC to offer a Six-week …

How to Cover an Ad Board With Dr. Ginny Vachon

October 6th, 2016

25:56

Emma talks about the ins and outs of covering an ad board with Ginny Vachon, PhD

Delegating strategies to get some time back in your life

June 10th, 2016

17:37

Feeling overwhelmed with your ever expanding workload? Get your life back by learning how to delegate effectively! In the third of a 3-part series on productivity, Emma talks about delegating, the key to being …

Five Medical Writer Productivity Hacks

May 27th, 2016

25:31

In the second of a 3-part series, Dr. Emma Nichols talks about MEDICAL-WRITER-specific productivity hacks. In the first episode, she described …

Five Productivity Hacks Everyone Can Use

May 17th, 2016

47:26

In the first of a 3-part series, Dr. Emma Nichols talks about general productivity hacks for writers. These are 5 things that we can all do to …

The Pharmapreneur Academy--Flexible Careers with Blair Thielemier, PharmD

May 10th, 2016

24:23

Today, I am talking to Blair Thielemier PharmD who founded the Pharmapreneur Academy, which is a course hosted on her website, BT Pharmacy Consulting …

Kristine Scruggs, MD, talks about her new book, a medical thriller

April 26th, 2016

17:43

In this interview, I talk to Kristine Scruggs, M.D. Dr. Scruggs is a medical doctor practicing in North Carolina and who wants to transition into …

Michelle Guillemard--Health Writer Hub founder, consumer health writer

April 20th, 2016

27:36

Michelle is based in Sydney Australia, and is the founder of Health Writer Hub. She is also the President of the Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA). Over the past decade, Michelle has worked with medical …

Consumer health writing with Wendy Meyeroff

April 12th, 2016

36:43

Wendy Meyeroff, is president of WM Medical Communications, and has been providing health communications for national and international clients--both print and then online--for over 25 years. She’s located in Baltimore, …

Brian Bass and Emma talk about subcontracting!

March 22nd, 2016

40:26

Today I talk to Brian Bass about building your medical writing business with subcontractors.

Both Brian and I work with subcontractors in our business, and it was fascinating to talk with him, because while we have a …

Getting your business ready for sale--part 3 with Chrystie Leonard

March 15th, 2016

18:55

This is the third and final episode in the series where I interview my business partner, Chrystie Leonard, about buying and selling a business, specific to medical writing.

These three episodes cover 1) What to look for …

How to grow your business--part 2 of 3 with Chrystie Leonard

February 23rd, 2016

40:37

In this episode, Emma Hitt Nichols talks to her business partner Chrystie Leonard, co-owner of Nascent Medical. This is the second part of a …

Thinking about selling your medical writing business? What??

February 16th, 2016

50:08

Join me as I talk to my business partner Chrystie Leonard about what to look for in a business purchase and also what to consider if you ever want to sell your business. Maybe as a freelance medical writer, you have …

AMWA's President and President Elect Talk about the latest offerings

February 10th, 2016

26:53

Current AMWA President, Stephen Palmer and President Elect, Lori Alexander, join me today and talk about all of AMWA's offerings. We discuss the 2015 salary survey, the Medical Writers Certification, the new online …

SEO and Google rankings--what it takes to get to the top--Amy Tippins with RTL Digital Media

February 2nd, 2016

32:46

In this episode Emma talks to Amy Tippins CEO of RTL Digital Media http://rtldigitalmedia.com/, a company that helps with SEO, blogging, social media strategy and provides a range of other services. Amy provides lots of …

Medical Science Liaison--a Career Choice for Medical Communicators?

January 19th, 2016

27:38

Today we are going to talk about the medical science liaison role, specifically from the perspective of medical writing—how can medical writers …

Spanish/English bilingual medical writing with Dr. Stacy Matthews Branch

January 13th, 2016

31:14

Emma talks to Dr. Stacy Matthews-Branch, an American born medical writer who learned Spanish in her late 30s. She is now fluent in Spanish and does both Spanish and English language medical writing.

Please rate and …

Covering medical conferences-latest technology--Michelle Dalton, ELS

January 6th, 2016

23:58

Michelle Dalton, President-Elect of AMWA's Delaware Valley Chapter, discusses modern day conference coverage. What are the latest trends, and most …

Debra Gordon, MS--Seasoned Medical Writer and Teacher

September 18th, 2015

24:01

Learn more about Debra at http://debragordon.com/

Debra Gordon, MS is a seasoned healthcare communications professional who specializes in speaking, teaching, and communicating about various clinical topics and the US …

Juliette Siegfried, MPH -- an American now living in the Netherlands, focusing on Spanish-English editing/translating

August 28th, 2015

17:51

Juliette Siegfried has been in the medical communications field for over 20 years, but has specifically been doing medical editing, writing and …

Harris Fleming -- journalist turned pharmaceutical industry editor now freelance

August 13th, 2015

20:16

Harris Fleming has traveled a circuitous route in his professional life, leading to his founding Manzer-Fleming Communications, LLC, at the start of 2014.

 

 

Harris began his journalism career in television news in New …

Dr. David Woods -- from ink stained wretch to vice president of publications at a medical publishing company

July 30th, 2015

23:08

 

David started as an ink stained wretch with Canadian Doctor  in Montreal then to the editorship of Canadian Family Physician in Toronto, and eventually to be the first––and still only––nonphysician editor-in-chief of …

Dr. Gill Sellick -- primary care doc turned freelance medical writer

July 15th, 2015

16:05

In this episode, I talk to Dr. Gill Sellick, a primary care doctor who started recently into freelance medical writing after going through the 6-week course, “Everything you Need to Know to Start Your Freelance Medical …

Jan Bowers -- writes for medical specialty societies and has more work than she can handle!

July 2nd, 2015

17:32

In this episode I interview Jan Bowers, who stays busy writing for medical specialty societies. After a journalism degree, she got her start in medical writing by taking the University of Chicago medical writing and …

Maria & Phil Vinall -- husband and wife medical writing team with decades of experience.

June 25th, 2015

52:00

In this interview, I talk to Maria and Phil Vinall, who both have backgrounds as medical writers in pharma. We talk about publications planning, what it’s like to work together as a married couple, and the joys of …

Steve Tiger, PA, a now retired veteran of medical communications agencies

June 19th, 2015

29:43

 

In this episode, I talk to Steve Tiger, a long time, now retired, medical writer who has worked for many years at medical communications agencies. He talks about the fine balance that medical writers face of pleasing …

Eric Metcalf, MPH, freelance health writer living in Indianapolis

June 4th, 2015

28:27

In this episode, I talk to Eric Metcalf, a long-time freelance health writer about the importance of diversification, how he gets new clients, and some of the pros and cons of freelancing.

 

Brian Hoyle, PhD, talks about transitioning from academia and living in Canada

May 28th, 2015

37:04

In this episode, I talk to Canadian medical writer Brian Hoyle, PhD. Brian talks about how he transitioned from academia, how he gets new clients, and the potential advantages and disadvantages of working in Canada. …

Emma Hitt Nichols, PhD, talks about medical writing, freelancing, subcontracting, and other stuff

May 21st, 2015

31:25

Ha! The tables are turned! Stef Stendardo interviews me, Emma Hitt Nichols, and she stumps my with my own question! Aaaarrgg. Now I know what I’ve …

Heather Fork, MD, dermatologist turned coach helps docs find enjoyment in their careers

May 14th, 2015

21:21

Heather Fork, MD, has a coaching practice (www.doctorscrossing.com) that helps clinicians find more enjoyment in their career or find a different direction, for example medical writing, that more closely aligns with …

Elizabeth Haynes, RN, a nurse writer who likes to help nurses get into writing!

May 7th, 2015

34:54

Hello! I am Emma Hitt Nichols. Thank you for joining me on Medical Writers Speak. Today I had the pleasure of talking with Elizabeth Haynes, RN. …

Jennifer Kelly, PhD, recent 6-week grad turned successful medical writer

April 27th, 2015

23:24

Jennifer Kelly, PhD, held various jobs in academia and industry and found she always gravitated towards the writing side of things. She took Emma …

Kathleen Doheny, long-time health journalist in Los Angeles.

April 22nd, 2015

24:01

In this interview with long-time journalist Kathleen Doheny, we talk about the importance of staying positive about your work and doing what you love. Take a listen!

Brian Orelli, PhD, cancer biologist turned biotech writer

April 19th, 2015

22:37

With a PhD in cancer biology, Brian Orelli started writing about biotech stocks when his writing got picked up by the Motley Fool investment site. …

Allison Muller, PharmD and toxicologist turned med writer/expert witness

April 18th, 2015

35:29

Allison Muller, PharmD and toxicologist, discusses her transition into a solo practice after having worked at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia …

Lori De Milto, author of AMWA's Toolkit For New Medical Writers

April 16th, 2015

25:58

In this episode, Lori De Milto describes what it takes to be a successful freelance medical writer (hint: alot of HARD WORK!). Lori is also a great …

Stef Stendardo, freelance CME writer

April 15th, 2015

41:41

In this episode, Emma Hitt Nichols talks to long-time freelance medical writer Stef Stendardo about how she accidentally got in to medical writing …

Marilynn Larkin, NYC health writer

April 12th, 2015

38:47

New York City medical writer Marilynn Larkin talks about how she got into medical writing with a humanities background, how she gets new clients, and how she stays enthusiatic about her work.

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