"I want to be a medical writer, but I have no idea where to start."​

Sound familiar? If so, I'm not surprised!

If trying to enter the medical writing field feels confusing or overwhelming, you're not alone.

Nice to meet you! I'm Lindsay 👋

Hi! I'm Lindsay, and I help aspiring medical writers find work they love.

I've been a health writer and medical editor for over 8 years. I've worked with 50+ pharma and medical clients and have reviewed and polished the work of over 100 medical writers.

After stumbling into the field with a background in publishing and professional editing, I recognize that medical writing is a hidden field that people often need help to break into.

MedWriter Career Launch

That's why I help aspiring medical writers quickly and confidently land their first roles within agencies by helping them understand what hiring managers are looking for.


A course designed to onboard you to a new and exciting career as a medical writer. 


You'll learn the core skills of being a medical writer and how to start landing interviews fast through this 6-module course.

Medical writing isn't just about writing, which is why the course focuses on the core thinking and planning skills you need to succeed as a strategic writer.

And we've also got your job hunt covered! The course includes job hunt strategies, cover letter and resume templates, as well as scripts for negotiating your salary.

Use my career launch strategies to fast track your success

Medical writing skills

Career skills

This course includes


Inside this course, you'll learn...

  • Foundational medical writing industry knowledge and how your work will fit into the overall medical landscape

  • Effective planning and thinking skills that underlie impactful medical writing

  • How to market yourself with quick and simple professional branding strategies that capture attention

  • How to create a simple and effective online portfolio to impress hiring managers

  • Strategies for finding work that go beyond applying to open jobs online (we don’t click Easy Apply around here!)

Not all medical writing is the same

What exactly is medical education writing?

Various types of medical writing exist, but this course concentrates on medical education writing.

An important note!

Its main purpose is to provide educational material that helps healthcare professionals stay informed about new medical advances, treatment guidelines, clinical trial results, disease management strategies, and other similar topics. It also provides educational material for patients and caregivers. This type of writing differs from other types, such as regulatory or clinical research documentation.

When you work in medical education writing, you could work on a range of projects, including:

You might also work on more innovative, tech-forward projects like:

  • slide deck presentations
  • conference installations
  • educational websites
  • learning modules
  • advisory boards
  • patient education materials
  • animations
  • disease progression simulators
  • patient symptom simulations
  • educational games
  • AR and VR experiences

You'll have access to

And if that's not enough

Cover letter and resume templates

Action item workbooks

A course community

Salary negotiation scripts

Elevate your application game with expertly crafted medical writing cover letter and resume templates, designed to showcase your skills and accomplishments for maximum impact.

Hone your personal branding and job hunting skills through no-fluff action item workbooks, guiding you through practical exercises designed to land you interviews quickly.

Gain entry into an online community and connect with people on the same career journey. Make networking connections, ask questions, and get feedback about your job hunt approach.

Master effective negotiation skills with salary negotiation scripts, created to empower you whether you're entering the field, seeking a promotion, or navigating a career transition.

Course access

Course format

Content length

Time to complete

6 video-based modules will be dripped to you each week (1 per week!)

There are ~70 video lessons, totalling 12.5 hours of content

You'll have access to the course and community for 1 year from the date of purchase, plus the the option to extend your membership monthly. The course is designed to start landing you interviews within 2-3 months. 

There are action steps for every module, designed to move you closer to your goal. You can expect to do around 1-3 hours of work per module. (This might be more if you need to create some writing samples from scratch for your portfolio.)



The course is aimed at Canadian and US residents. However, it's also open to individuals from all over the world who are seeking insights into this field. If you're outside of the US and Canada, please be aware that the course won't have specific information tailored to your region, and you may need to adjust the information to fit your local career practices.

Need-to-know details

If you're looking for a more personalized touch, for an additional fee, you can opt to add a cover letter and resume review to your course purchase. 

This review will provide you with an extra set of eyes to catch your blind spots, note any organizational issues, and make sure you're using the best strategy possible in your job hunt.

This review will help you elevate your professional narrative and ensure that your applications effectively communicate your strengths and set you apart from the crowd.

Optional add on!

Cover letter & resume review!

Note: This is a "big picture" review and does not include a copy edit. Your cover letter and resume should be sent to me for review within 3 months of course purchase. 

Curious about the course videos?
Take a peek and watch a few snippets from the course below.

Watch lesson snippets

I spend my days working full time as a medical writer and editor, so you know the course content is up-to-date and straight from the field.

Here's more info about who you'll be learning from:

  • 📝 I've been the editorial mind behind various projects, from pamphlets to empathy-driven VR experiences over the last 8+ years
  • 🏆 Multiple projects I've written have won group awards — always a nice bonus!
  • 🎤 I've presented poster insights on medical communication strategies at the national AMWA conference
  • 👩‍🏫 In my day job, I've led masterclass trainings for a fantastic team of writers and editors
  • 🌟 My course content feels like it's coming from a workplace buddy who has your back (no dry or corporate lingo here)

But here's the real deal: when you join my program, you're not just signing up for a class — you're signing up for RESULTS. I love seeing my students thrive in their careers, and I'm all about celebrating those wins!

Ready to level up your professional game? Let's make it happen together! 🚀

Why learn from me?

If you've made it all the way down here, I'll bet you are! Put your name on the waitlist to learn how to navigate this new career landscape and start getting interviews fast.

Keep in mind, there are a limited number of spots each intake. Fill out the survey, and I’ll be in touch!

Are you ready to explore a career in medical writing?

Got questions?
I have answers!

It's possible to enter medical writing without a science/medical background (I have!) but career options will be more limited, and you will likely need to bring some other communication specialty into your work. You are free to take this course if you're curious about the field, but be aware that the learning curve may be a bit steeper for you since the course is aimed at life science graduates.

Can I take this course if I don't have a science/medical background?

Yes! I know you're busy, so the course is self-paced. You can view the material and complete the action item workbooks whenever it's most convenient for you. 

Is the course self-paced?

This course is intended for people looking to pursue a full-time medical writing role in a medcomms agency setting. It is ideal for people with life science backgrounds. Multiple people looking to transition their career have taken the course, including clinicians and pharmacists. While freelancers have taken the course and liked the content, it's not aimed at freelancers and does not cover the business side of freelancing. 

Who should take this course?

Absolutely! This course covers the very basics of medical writing (what it is, where medical writers work, etc.) and gradually builds on this foundational knowledge. Medical writing can be a mysterious field, and this course demystifies it!

I know barely anything about medical writing. Can I still take the course?

The course is self-paced, and you are free to complete content whenever it's convenient for you. If you have questions, you have access to instructor support via the course community and via email. You can expect replies in the community within 2-3 days and replies via email within 4-5 days. The course does not include instructor reviews of your resumes or portfolios.

What kind of support will I get?

While you don't need to be Hemingway, you will need to have a grasp of basic grammar, spelling, punctuation, and feel reasonably comfortable as a writer. You should feel comfortable writing in English.

Do I have to be a good writer to be a medical writer?

This course doesn't focus on the mechanical aspect of writing (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.). The course assumes you already have a working knowledge of basic writing skills. However, more strategic aspects of writing will be covered, like understanding your audience and writing for the adult learner.

Will this course improve my writing skills?

The course content is dripped (released at weekly intervals) for 6 weeks. You can complete the course at your own pace. You have access to the course for 1 year with the option to subscribe monthly at the end of 1 year. (Though you hopefully have landed a position by then!)

How long is the course, and for how long will I have access?

That's the intention! And that's been the experience of multiple students who have taken this course. However, no course can guarantee you will land a job. You need to put in the effort and the work to see results. 

Will this course get me a job?

While you have access to the course, you'll enjoy exclusive access to a course community where you can chat with other members, connect, and ask questions.

Is there a community?

Due to the digital nature of the product, there are no refunds for this course. However, I have not had a complaint yet! 

What's your refund policy?

"I was so lost on what to do. Before Lindsay's insights, I used to apply for 10+ jobs weekly and received no response. But after using her template, I got THE response that ended up being my current job."

What students are saying

Job hunt successes!

- Aseel Hussain, 2023 MedWriter Career Launch student

"Some courses want to charge you two or three months' rent for the privilege of a bunch of information you could find yourself on the internet. But Lindsay is a real working medical writer, not a content creator. In addition to learning about how to do the work in medcomms, you'll learn about how to work with other professionals on a project — stuff that would take you months to figure out on your own. The self-paced online platform is perfect and it's fun to connect with other students on the community forum."

- Rebecca N, 2023 MedWriter Career Launch student

"Enrolling in the MedWriter Career Launch course was a game-changer for me. The comprehensive content, engaging teaching style, and practical insights provided the perfect foundation for my journey into medical writing. Lindsay shares industry-specific knowledge that not only equipped me with the necessary skills but was instrumental in securing my first job as a medical writer. Lindsay's course is more than just educational; it's a pathway to professional success. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone aspiring to thrive in the field. Thanks so much, Lindsay!"

- Crystal, PharmD, 2023 MedWriter Career Launch student

"Lindsay was so helpful and supportive during my job search, and has continued to offer assistance even after I got an offer. From the classes that offered advice on structuring my resume to the help she provided navigating my first position, I can't recommend her enough. I highly recommend making use of the community forum as well — Lindsay and others offer advice on writing styles for the medical writing focus you choose. With Lindsay's help on structuring my resume and cover letter, I was able to land a position that was a perfect fit for me. I still refer back to the classes as I prepare for my new role and learn what to expect."

- Kristen, PhD, 2023 MedWriter Career Launch student

"A fantastic course! For anyone looking to get their feet wet in the medical writing pool, I don't think it gets any better than this! It provides such a detailed view of the industry from an insider's perspective, and I can definitely say that it set me up with the knowledge I need to finally dive into this rewarding profession. Lindsay was an excellent instructor and I'm a huge fan of how she was able to teach us all about medical writing and the various quirks around it."

- Ayomide, 2023 MedWriter Career Launch student

You have a background in life sciences and are eager to put this knowledge to use!

You're tired of your current role and are ready to make a big career change today!

You’re curious and excited about exploring a career in medical writing at some point in the future

You're passionate about helping to spread medical information to healthcare providers, patients, and the general public

You are comfortable and familiar with writing in the english language

You’re a self-starter who knows that you’ll need to put in the work before you start landing interviews

MedWriter Career Launch was made for you if...

Picture this: In two months from now you’ve lined up three job interviews for exciting and interesting medical writing positions. Your efforts towards your branding, cover letter, resume, and portfolio have paid off!

You go into your interviews calm and collected because you know exactly how to communicate your skills and how to negotiate an offer you want. This is what I want for you, and this is exactly how I designed MedWriter Career Launch.

If this sounds good to you, take the plunge and apply. Let's get you to where you want to be!

The power to start an amazing career transformation is in your hands


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What does MedWriter Career Launch Cost?


Self-paced course

payment of


Course + resume and cover letter review



This option is best for you if you're an independent learner and don't feel you need the extra support. 

This option is best for you if you want a bit more personalized guidance and feedback on your resume and cover letter. 

Please note, these are introductory prices for 2024. Prices will increase in 2025.

Have questions? Get in touch!