4-Factchecking for Medical Writers

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In this week’s podcast episode, I chat with Dr. Sheila Patterson, who has a PhD in molecular biology. After entering into the field of medical writing, she discovered that she prefers factchecking to medical writing (although she still does some of the latter). We talked about what types of skills factcheckers need. These include the ability to understand the content being reviewed, editing skills, as well as the possession of a certain level of empathy when inserting her comments. We talk about the pay rate, how to get work, and how to price projects. We also talk about the monstrous 49” curved monitor she uses.

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-C49J890DKN-49-3840x1080-32/dp/B07CS4KF7J

Sheila Patterson’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheila-patterson-phd-b1a6629a/

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