Need a medical writing mentor? Five reasons to make me your mentor

Rachel | Freelance medical and healthcare copywriter | Standing in a London street holding a coffee

When I started my freelance health and medical writing business, I had no idea I would become a mentor to others, someone who people reached out to for support and guidance. At first, I was dedicated to nurturing leads and networking, ultimately focused on finding work. For some months it was non-stop as I sought […]

Downtime as a freelance health and medical writer

Rachel | Freelance medical and healthcare copywriter |

Being a freelancer can be full on. I’m here to tell you that you really do need some downtime. Anyone who has expectations of three-hour working weeks and instant six figures is in for a shock. The reality is you are running a business. That means there is always room to grow and evolve. It’s […]

Where do I find my clients as an experienced medical writer?

where do i find my clients as a medical writer

About a month ago, I posted on LinkedIn about how I find my clients, and the response was great. People clearly want to know where other writers are finding work – and rightly so. Let’s keep building each other up! For context, I am an experienced medical and health writer (and freelance writing mentor), with […]

Freelancing and mental health: top tips for seeking balance as a freelance writer

three top tips for freelance writing portfolio

This blog is about looking after your mental health as a freelancer. But, that’s not where this story starts. I’ve been working for communications agencies in writing and editing roles since I was 21.  What does this look like? Long hours, exciting work, travel, if you’re lucky. Expectations can be high. So can the rewards. […]

Health and medical writing: what do they mean to me?

After ten years in the field, I often get asked how I ended up as a health and medical writer, especially without a medical degree. If you’ve read my blogs before, you’ll know that writing has always been close to my heart, even from a young age. I realised early on that my love of […]

Reintroducing Rachel: my health writing journey

Rachel | Freelance medical and healthcare copywriter | Standing in a London street holding a coffee

Even though I’ve been writing about all things health for over 10 years, the start of a new year always feels like a great time for a reintroduction. I’m a big believer in appreciating the journey, taking time to look back on the details that have shaped where I find myself today and thinking about […]