5 top tips to help you publish your first post as a medical writer

Today you are going to publish your first post!

Sometimes you have the best intentions to get started with writing and publishing on the internet, but somehow you put it off and it ends up back at the bottom of your to-do list.

You might be worried about what people will think, or maybe you think you’re not good enough.

Well we’re here to tell you that building a habit of writing and publishing online is going to teach you so much about yourself and how you write. Starting sooner rather than later is going to get you noticed by clients and demonstrate your skills.

You’ll also get feedback on your writing to help you improve quickly.

Unsure how to get started? Here are 5 top tips to help you publish your first post as a medical writer:

  • Your first post¬†does not have to be on somebody else’s website. You can publish¬†anywhere – on your own website, LinkedIn and Medium, to name a few.
  • You can write a short post – around 300 words is enough – there is no need to write 2000 words minimum. Remember, the smaller and more achievable the writing task, the more likely you are to complete it.
  • Your post can be a summary of something that already exists, you do not need to invent something new to write about. Simply condensing complex information into a short, easy to understand post will be helpful for your reader.
  • Start learning about SEO (search engine optimisation) early by picking one or two keywords to focus on, and adding H1, H2 and H3 headings, and relevant links.
  • After your first draft, ask for feedback early before you press publish to iron out any spelling or grammar mistakes, or anything else you may not have noticed.

We believe in you! Read about Virginia’s first post from July 2020 here!

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