Becoming a Medical Writer

How to launch a successful career writing about medicine & health

Are you a physician or scientist looking for a career change?


Are you a writer looking for something exciting to write about?


Becoming a Medical WriterDoctors—Discover how to work in medicine without actually doing it!


Writers—Discover how to be part of one of the fastest growing industries in the world!

Dear friend,

I've come across many people who want to break into medical writing but don't know where to start.

I've also found people who love both medicine and writing but didn't know medical writing was a career path they could take.

That is why I decided to write this ebook. I want to help you find the blessing that medical writing has been for me during the past 10 years. I've had more than a hundred articles published in magazines and online (Click here for more information).

You could spend days and weeks researching the Internet and asking around to find good advice on how to start a career in medical writing without success. Or you could read this ebook!

Becoming a Medical Writer is the fundamental one-stop guide to launch a lucrative and stimulating career in medical writing.

Jennifer Petrillo

Bloomsbury, NJ

"I loved your ebook.  It is an excellent introduction to a field about which I know nothing but am very interested in breaking into.  I am a physician and I have wanted to transition to a nonclinical career for a couple of years, but had no idea what to do with my life.  I discovered the field of medical communications just last month and felt I had found the perfect match for my interests and abilities.  I eventually found an offer for your book and it was the first thing I purchased to start off in this new direction.  It is well-written, concise and complete."

Jude Richard, ELS

Medical Writer/Editor Austin, TX

"To those of you who've just started searching for clear roads to a career in medical writing and editing, put a copy of Becoming a Medical Writer in the glove compartment."

Solomon Nwhator

Manchester, UK

"I believe the book is quite instructive and quite informative. It did not attempt to teach the ABCs of medical writing but gives quick links to invaluable resources that make you one.... this quality reminds me of the Chinese proverb that says 'it is better to teach a man how to fish, than to give him a fish.' I thinkBecoming a Medical Writer is an invaluable resource material that guides the young and aspiring medical writer in the art of medical fishing!!!'"

What medical writers say about their profession...


“I love working in my own home and having this level of intellectual challenge. I love working with people who are very excited about their research and passionate about the science. Let's face it, people do not want to write about something unless it's new and exciting. Knowing that I'm going to make a difference really adds to my day-to-day job.”

Cindy W. Hamilton, PharmD, ELS Principal, Hamilton House


“Over the years, I have developed a great deal of skill in interpreting clinical data and the ability to write about it clearly and concisely. In my own small way, I know I am helping people by bringing important drugs to the market. I have learned so much about so many different topics in science and medicine—really fascinating!”

Sherri Bowen, Freelance medical writer


“I decided to go into medical writing because the 21st Century will be filled with medical miracles to cure diseases and improve the quality of life for humanity. And with every new discovery, writers will be needed to help scientists, doctors and researchers tell their stories. Career opportunities will be as boundless as the imaginations of the world's best minds.”

Elaine Voci, Ph.D.Development Director, Cornea Research Foundation of America

In this resource you will discover:

  • How to become a medical writer even if you don't have an advanced degree
  • How you can earn a six-figure income as a medical writer
  • How to take advantage of your background and passion for writing to find your dream job
  • The best careers in medical writing
  • The best medical writing courses, and graduate and certificate programs
  • The skills you need to be a successful medical writer and how to obtain them
  • Why the demand for medical writers is increasing and will continue to steadily increase in the future
  • Four simple ways to break into consumer health publications
  • The companies and organizations that hire medical writers
  • The truth about what pharmaceutical companies and recruiters look for in your resume
  • Practical advice from experienced medical writers on how to get your first job as a medical writer
  • The steps you need to take before going freelance
  • How much to charge per hour for every type of medical writing job
  • Four fast and easy ways to attract clients for you freelance writing business
  • 13 professional organizations that offer networking, educational and career-advancement opportunities for medical writers
  • A complete list of resources available to jump-start your new career

Susan Bilheimer

"Diego Pineda has provided the ultimate guide to creating a career in the lucrative field of medical writing. There's no question that consumers are fascinated with, and committed to, improving their health, and doctors need the most up-to-date information on the rapidly changing world of medicine. Medical writing provides opportunities for people with all types of expertise to contribute to the public's need to know and understand. With this comprehensive, well-written, easy-to-read book, Diego Pineda has given everyone who wants to break into this booming field all they need to know to do so. If you want to understand what it takes to make it in this field, are just interested in learning more about medical writing, or need a mentor to guide you step-by-step to your niche and first job, then you must readBecoming a Medical Writer."

Karen Paulsrud

Zionsville, IN

"I have learned the job market is very competitive and I need to do more to get what I want. Moving forward I simply needed what the e-book provided: a concise guide that offered advice on how to become a medical writer - brilliant! I now consider you my online mentor. Thank you!"

Robert James, M.D., J.D.

"I am a 56 year old retired physician and just finished reading your "Becoming a Medical Writer" ebook! Wow!! What a great and helpful read. I have been looking for just that information while trying to start a freelance writing career in the medical/health field. With my education and the fact that I am a pretty fair writer, I feel like I might have a chance. I'm anxious to get started and want to hit the ground running! Your ebook has been quite an inspiration for me."

So, how much is it?

Planning a career change or deciding about the direction of your professional life is not a light matter. Career advisers and coaches charge thousands of dollars for their advice—and the books they write may cost you hundreds of dollars.

But you don't need to pay that much. In fact, your investment for this easy and practical guide to medical writing is just $15. That is nothing in comparison with the money and satisfaction you will earn as a medical writer.

Still not quite sure? No problem!

Let me send you the first chapter absolutely free to check out what's inside and see if it's right for you.

5 free bonuses for ordering today:

Bonus #1: A report with contact information of 20 Consumer Health Magazines that Accept Articles from Freelance Writers . That is like having a specialized copy of the Writer's Market just for health writers—a $29.99 value.

Bonus #2: My guide, Evaluating Health Information on the Internet—filled with practical tips to identify reliable online sources of health information and avoid potential sites with inaccurate and misleading information—a $9.99 value.

Bonus #3: The Concise Guide to Technical Writing by Susan Bilheimer, the author of the best-selling ebook How To Become a Technical Writer. Her book sells for $29 but I have convinced her to prepare a condensed version just for you, when you buy Becoming a Medical Writer.

Bonus#4: How Science Works: A Mini-Guide for Health Writers, where you'll learn some of the basic concepts you'll need to interpret biomedical research. It is a quick reference guide for your writing career.

Bonus #5: Audio interview with Dr. Francine Gaillour, founder and director of the Daring Doctors, where she talks about career expansion for physicians. Dr. Gaillour explains the things physicians can do to expand their careers (including medical writing) without leaving their clinical practice.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If for any reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase, just contact me within 2 weeks of purchase and I'll refund 100% of your money

Just click here to order today and obtain all the free bonuses!

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Best wishes,





Diego Pineda, M.Sc.
Medical Writer

P.S. Becoming a Medical Writer is an interactive ebook. That means that it is packed with dozens of links to other online and offline resources. You never get that with a regular printed book!

P.P.S. This resource is not available in bookstores. Buy now online to take advantage of the free bonuses included. You'll gain immediate access to all the materials. No need to wait for them in the mail!

About the Author

Diego Pineda is a passionate medical writer. After obtaining a master’s degree in science and technology journalism from Texas A&M University he went to work for the nonprofit organization Immunizations for Public Health (i4ph) as a science writer. In this role, he wrote more than a hundred articles on vaccines and immunizations, many of them published on the Web site of the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii).

Diego is the co-author of the best-selling booklet Are Vaccines Safe? Evaluating Information about Immunizations on the Internet and the book, Do Vaccines Cause That?! A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety Concerns.x

He is a past officer in the Southwest chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), and has been invited to lead roundtable discussions and open sessions at AMWA annual conferences.

His most current medical writing project is the health blog, Live SuperWell, that he runs with his wife, Diana, from Vancouver, Canada.

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