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Things I wish I had known as a junior writer

I did all the research. I passed all the writing tests. I smashed all the interviews. But nothing could prepare me for my first day as a junior medical writer. Suddenly, I was thrown into a pretty niche (and secretive) industry with lots of strange rules and even stranger lexicon (symposia? Who is she?). As […]

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What if Jane Austen was a medical writer?

Thought experiment series: famous writers of history PART 2 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a pharmaceutical client in possession of a generous budget, must be in want of a Med Comms agency. And if your agency is trying to woo said client, a team of skilled, sharp medical writers is essential. Which is […]

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5 rules of dating (that also apply to clients)

You’ve been honing your best lines. You’ve started putting yourself out there. You’ve even contemplated ironing your shirt. But that prospective client just isn’t getting the hint. At Word Monster, we have years of experience building successful client relationships virtually. In fact, we wrote a whole blog post about it just last month. But how […]