Testimonials from people who have been through the course

Starting with the most recent…

“Taking Emma’s 6-week course gave me the jump-start I needed for a career in medical writing. While the course provides practical information and insight about how to get started, Emma’s mentorship and the potential to work on projects for her are really what set this course apart. I have gained confidence and experience from writing a huge variety of projects—from patient literature to CME to training videos—that would have been difficult to obtain on my own. The course has paid for itself many times over in the few months after I completed it. Bottom line: if you’re launching a career as a freelance medical writer, you need this course!”

Crystal Wong, MD (6-week course, January 2016)

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“Applying for and completing this challenging course is one of the best decisions I finally made. The direct, personalized, insightful mentoring I received from Emma during and after the course is indispensable as I navigate the field of medical writing. I highly recommend Emma’s course to anyone serious about transitioning into medical writing.”

Kelly Coloff, MSN, FNP-C (6-week course, September 2015)
http://pulsemedicalwriting.com/

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“I was barely aware that medical writing was even a career option when I found Emma’s course. Her e-books are wonderful on their own and contain a wealth of information, but having the opportunity to receive personalized feedback on writing assignments, as well as communications with her via phone and email, takes the course from “great” to “exceptional.” I learned so much in the six weeks, and have found new avenues in which to take my career as a result.”

Kelly Olson, BS, DPT (6-week course, September 2015)
http://kmedwriting.com

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“The 6 week-course provided really valuable information about setting up my own business including advice on business structure, finding clients, and setting up my own website. As a physician starting out in medical writing, it was really useful to get insight into different types of writing and to have the opportunity to get feedback on my own writing pieces. Emma’s enthusiasm is contagious and she has an obvious passion for helping people starting out in the medical writing business.”

Gill Sellick, MB ChB (6-week course, January 2015)
http://www.drsellick.com

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“It was very important to become part of a community, gain access to the ideas and experience of others, and learn about types of medical writing that I had previously not seen. But for me, the most exciting aspect of the course was the practice assignments and the detailed feedback. I started the course thinking that I could write well; I finished the course knowing that I could.”

Bill Terranova, MD (6-week course, January 2015)

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“The 6-week course with Emma provided me with a solid understanding of the types of medical writing that are available and in particular, what would be a good fit for my personality. I was able to use homework assignments from this class as writing samples for prospective clients. Additionally, by completing paid assignments for Nascent Medical, I was able to gain much needed experience writing many different types of copy, which allowed me to determine which types were the best for me and my schedule. Writing for Nascent Medical allowed me to build my resume and also gave me the confidence I needed to acquire clients of my own.”

Clarice Chen, PhD, DABT (6-week course, January 2015)

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“The 6-week course Emma offers was invaluable for me in starting my freelance medical writing business. I learned so much about the logistics and craft of medical writing during the course that I was able to truly hit the ground running when I finally committed to freelancing full-time. Moreover, Emma and her course have excellent name recognition within the professional medical writing community; although I can’t prove this, I think being able to name drop Emma and her course opened a lot of doors for me.”

Michael Schreiber, Ph.D. (6-week course, November 2014)
www.schreibermedical.com

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“I chose to take Emma’s course because I knew I was interested in medical writing but did not know where to begin. I chose her course over others because hers was unique; in addition to coursework, you have the potential to receive actual writing experience. I ended up making more money during my time in the course than the course cost. Overall, I gained the confidence I needed to understand the different types of medical writing as well as the basics of freelance business. It was the best investment I made for my career!”

Hilary Froman, PharmD (6-week course, August 2014)

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“Emma’s course was an invaluable part of my successful career transition to medical writing in 2014. The tips provided on how to cold call (cold email) editors of online medical sites to secure conference reporting gigs worked like a charm. The editing Emma did on the assignments on writing clinical summaries was one of the most beneficial aspects of the course and really helped me get the hang of medical statistics terminology and presentation. While Emma’s course does not focus on regulatory medical writing, the experience I gained on non-regulatory jobs for Emma and others (as a result of working for Emma) was a key factor in being able to break into the regulatory writing space. I tell all the aspiring medical writers I meet about this course. Highly recommended.”

Dennis Bittner, Ph.D. (6-week course, January 2014)

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“I had been interested in medical writing for a couple of years before I took Emma’s 6-week course, but I wasn’t sure how to get started in the field. I was skeptical that an online course would be worth the time and effort, but it was more helpful than I could have imagined. I highly recommend the course for anyone who is serious about medical writing. By providing resources, information, and examples of many types of medical writing, it provides a starting point to take a freelance writing business in any number of directions. Emma gives clear, straightforward guidance and has experience in the field to share many practical insights. My freelance writing business continues to expand, thanks in large part to the tools and experience I gained through the 6-week course. ”

Jennifer Shepphird, Ph.D. JKS Science & Medical Writing, LLC (6-week course, January 2014)
www.jkswriting.com

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“Coming into Emma’s course, I had very little experience with non-academic medical or science writing. Emma’s course really opened my eyes to what is out there. The exposure to real-world assignments, and the opportunity to work on real-world assignments (for pay!) is just invaluable. Emma’s course, and her own belief in me, really gave me the confidence to pursue work in this field. Since graduating from her class, I’ve done freelance work on projects for major pharmaceutical and medical education companies. And one of the best things—enrolling in her course automatically plugs you into a support network of other course graduates at all levels of career experience. This is a network that I continue to rely on, and I expect that I will do so as long as I work in the field.”

Vanessa Fogg, Ph.D. (6-week course, August 2013)
www.foggmedicalwriting.com

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Emma’s 6-week course covered important skills like landing clients, negotiating rates, and setting up a freelance business in addition to the nuts and bolts of creating different types of deliverables for clients. I took this course 3 years ago, and I still refer often to the materials she provided during the course of my work. I think the most significant benefit of taking this course was receiving personal feedback and advice from Emma, which gave me the confidence to start my own freelance business. I would recommend this course to anyone seriously interested in becoming a freelance medical writer.

Erik MacLaren, Ph.D. (6-week course, April 2013)
www.galenmedicalwriting.com

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“I took Emma’s 6-week course early in 2013. I was ready to take the plunge and become a full-time freelance medical writer but I was lacking in confidence and my partner was very skeptical that there would be enough work out there to keep me busy. Emma’s course was invaluable and I am pretty sure that I wouldn’t have stuck it out in those early days when the jobs are few and far between without her advice and support. I now have a successful medical writing practice and love the way of life and the variety of jobs. I enjoy the business side of things too. I believe that if you take Emma’s course and you are fully committed to becoming a freelance medical writer then you have every chance of being successful. Of course, you must be willing to put in the initial unpaid hours required to build your website, prepare examples and market yourself. I admire how Emma has built her own business so effectively and I highly recommend her course.”

Ruth Hadfield, Ph.D. (6-week course, January 2013)
www.mediwrite.com.au

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“Emma’s course and mentorship have been invaluable to me in establishing a successful freelance medical writing business. The real-world experience and critical feedback from Emma gave me confidence to pursue full-time freelancing, and I couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend the 6-week course.”

Katherine DeYoung, Ph.D. (6-week course, March 2011)

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“Emma’s 6-week course was instrumental/elemental in my transition from academic researcher to freelance writer. It provides comprehensive, up-to-date and insightful information for establishing a freelance career. A major highlight was the opportunity to gain real-world experience with various  genres and different document types.”

Sigrid Eckardt, Ph.D. (6-week course, March 2011)
medsciencewriter.com