Successful copywriters write what they know and enjoy doing so. If you are looking to join the field of biology/pharmaceutical copywriters, it is important to get the experience and knowledge needed to be successful.
An employer looking to hire biology/pharmaceutical copywriters is going to look for someone with the relevant experience as a writer, but will also look for someone who has experience in the field. Researchers, pharmaceutical salespeople and medical professionals will most likely have the necessary experience, but may not be able to write. Finding the perfect combination of skillful writing and expansive knowledge in the biology/pharmaceutical topic is a valued quality.
Learn On Your Own
There are many aspects of the medical and healthcare field to specialize in and specializing is a great way to set you apart and make a name for yourself. Biologic injectable medications, bariatric pharmaceuticals and cosmetic pharmaceuticals are just a few areas to start with. The need or popularity in certain pharmaceuticals can determine the need for writers. Ironically, watching television for a few hours should give you an idea of the more popular markets for pharmaceuticals.
In addition to specializing, staying informed on research and development, regulatory issues and advances in aspects of the field such as new pharmaceuticals, methods of delivery and continuing changes in insurance coverage as it applies to the biology/pharmaceutical industry, can be very helpful. Writing as much as possible on these subcategories of the industry will help a writer link the many aspects of the industry together to make articles more coherent and informative.
Write For Yourself
If you don’t have the opportunity to write for someone else, begin your own blog and network that blog with other informational sites and related forums. Developing followers and readers will legitimize your efforts at a faster pace than waiting for freelance copywriting jobs to come along. All encompassing industry websites such a biospace.com will offer information by region, disease, company as well as breaking news. It is not only a great source for ideas to get you started on your own, but it is also a one stop shop for information pertinent to almost every aspect of what a copywriter needs to know to write articles that may be requested in the future.
When you’re ready to share your work and find an employer looking to hire biology/pharmaceutical copywriters, the next step is to list your qualifications on reputable sites, such as WriterAccess, as well as search the internet for companies that provide blog and website content to medical providers. A few well written samples in the biology or pharmaceutical specialties will be enough to get you in the door on a trial basis. The rest is up to you.
Richie S is a freelance writer available on WriterAccess, a marketplace where clients and expert writers connect for assignments.