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We blog from Toothy’s Wordshop – mainly about writing, science, remote working, business, culture, parenting, tech and gaming. Sometimes superheroes too. Stick around for tips, tricks, hacks and perspectives.

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Ben Makin joins Word Monster

Ben Makin joins Word Monster as a Writing Monster. We’re busier than ever with new monsters and fresh offerings arriving thick and fast. Ben is passionate about science communication. The “science” part led him to move to Cornwall to get a PhD in biology, and the “communication” part drove him to run science chat shows […]

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From PhD to Principal Medical Writer

“Have you ever considered a career in Medical Communications?” “Yes… Tell me more.” And that was the big fat lie upon which my career in MedComms was built. The real truth being, up until that exact moment in time, I hadn’t the foggiest what MedComms was. Fresh (relatively speaking) from completing my PhD, the hunt […]

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How to fight coronavirus cabin fever

We are now in the sixth week of lockdown. It’s Groundhog Day #40. And if you are anything like us at Word Monster, you’re probably in the midst of coronavirus cabin fever. Working from home is our norm. We soon realised that our normal lives are what everyone else is calling quarantine! But it’s different […]

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How to stay cyber safe from home

Now that most of us are working from home, it’s more important than ever to keep yourself safe online. After all, hackers now have more people to target. We’ve worked remotely since Word Monster began, so we’ve implemented strict procedures and protocols to keep us and our data safe. Here are a few simple things […]

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The Brief Effect

It’s the morning after the night before. You’ve checked. You’ve chased. You’ve hustled. It’s 09:32 and you’re still waiting for it. Your brief. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. You can’t chase again, can you? You’ll be pestering them. Yes, better not. I’ll put the kettle on and wait. Okay, better make myself useful. “Hey troop, is […]

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LEGO a no-go

LEGO is great fun. But for those people adjusting to barefoot home-working life, a LEGO brick can be the thing of nightmares. It only takes one incident of stepping on a LEGO brick to scar your brain with a memory that will stick with you for life. The searing pain felt when the nubs of […]

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What will remote working look like in 2030?

Dave is a medical copywriter and digital health consultant with Word Monster. In this blog, Dave goes all Back to the Future to look ahead at what the future of remote working might hold for our team – and yours.  In 2019, many businesses realised the value of remote working. When employees are offered the flexibility to […]

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You never get a second chance to make a first impression

You’ve probably heard the urban legend of the Oxford University applicant who, when told to get his interviewer’s attention, lit the dustbin on fire. And we’re pretty much now used to the frenzied scrutiny that accompanies a certain President’s every handshake whenever he meets another President, Prime Minister, or our very own Queen Liz (Fist […]

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What’s it like to run a forward-thinking, remote-working healthcare advertising and medical communications agency?

The man behind the monster As featured on ProCopywriters Company Spotlight When and why did you start Word Monster? We hit the medical communications scene in 2016 as a lean, mean, solo copywriting machine. But I’d always planned to start a full-blown agency, as soon as I ruddy well could. Working in-house, I started to notice […]

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The World Wide Web is 30 today

Dear World Wide Web, Happy 30th Birthday from everyone at Word Monster. On this special day we would like to congratulate you for the amazing progress you have made over the years, and extend our gratitude for how much you have shaped the way we work. You banished the hours we spent in libraries searching […]