We’re avid bloggers. We blog about all things health and medical writing-related over at Health Writer Hub.

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Dark chocolate is good for your heart. The overconsumption of carbohydrates, sugar and sweeteners is chiefly responsible for the epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Fad dieting leads to orthorexia. In health writing, it’s a relatively huge no-no to make these types of claims without backing them up with evidence. These claims need proof […]

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Author: Michelle Guillemard
Posted: February 16, 2017, 3:22 am

If you have just started working as a health writer, you may be experiencing a number of mixed emotions, from excitement to nerves. While all these feelings are natural, you’re not alone. Even the most experienced writers will feel trepidation when starting new projects or work. The good news is these feelings can be controlled, […]

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Author: Dinethra Menon
Posted: January 30, 2017, 4:15 am

As a freelance health writer, your primary source of income is client work. You can find new clients through many different avenues: referral, previous employment or direct contact. Even though you’ll work for a different number of clients every month, you’ll build a solid base over time. From there, you can decide if you want […]

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Author: Dinethra Menon
Posted: January 17, 2017, 10:26 am

Eat five servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit every day. If only it were that easy to inspire change. If I’ve learned anything over the past decade, it’s that facilitating behavioural change isn’t as straightforward as writing about health in an easy-to-understand way. Ensuring our patients understand a complex medical topic is one […]

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Author: Michelle Guillemard
Posted: January 11, 2017, 11:30 pm

Interviewing subject matter experts is a valid source of medical evidence for all of us. Health experts add credibility for health claims, and interviews provide a platform for experts to share their knowledge. Not everything sourced from an interview needs to be included verbatim in an article. Still, it’s important to make sure you have accurately quoted and understood […]

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Author: Dinethra Menon
Posted: December 29, 2016, 3:14 am

A lot of aspiring health writers ask me if they need formal writing qualifications – a university writing or journalism degree, in other words – in order to become a successful writer. “I already have health qualifications … do I need a journalism degree as well?” “Do I need a communications degree?” “Do I need […]

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Author: Michelle Guillemard
Posted: November 22, 2016, 4:29 am

As health writers and communicators, we often write content designed to change behaviours and perceptions in order to create better health outcomes. And, in the process, we may need to debunk a myth or two. That’s why it’s increasingly important for us to know the most effective tactics that help to correct misinformation in order to inspire behaviour change. […]

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Author: Michelle Guillemard
Posted: November 15, 2016, 12:01 am

Bill Gates once said, “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” It’s not easy to digest, is it? Think about a time when you were given negative feedback, someone complained about your work, or a project didn’t go as well as it should have. It’s much easier – and you’ll often feel […]

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Author: Michelle Guillemard
Posted: November 8, 2016, 12:26 am

Health and wellness blogs are a fun, fresh and modern way to communicate complex scientific topics to an engaged audience. What’s more, readers like to get their health advice from blogs. They also like to share compelling content – and, they’ll probably follow or recommend the health advice in the blog, too. Yes, ideally people should get their […]

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Author: Michelle Guillemard
Posted: October 31, 2016, 11:46 pm

Guest post spam is an inevitable downside of running a blog. It doesn’t matter if you’re a freelance writer with a blog or a dedicated health blogger. As long as you have a contact form, you’ll be sent endless requests from people wanting to submit guest posts. While at the beginning you may feel flattered (You want to write for […]

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Author: Michelle Guillemard
Posted: October 10, 2016, 11:34 pm