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    MedComms Networking - 14 April 2020


    This afternoon - all being well with my, currently very, unpredictable internet connection - I'm running another MedComms Workbook online Huddle. It's primarily for MedComms Workbook subscribers but, in the spirit of the moment, any other freelancers and interested parties are welcome to join us. No registration required, just show up at 15.00 UK time, see what's occurring and join in here, as you like.

    Last week's worked well with Christian Hambly aka "The Freelance Geek" when we talked about IT "stuff". We all picked up some useful practical tips from that one.

    Today we'll be joined by Sabine Louet, Founder and CEO of SciencePOD, based in Dublin, a collaborative platform creating content based on clinical evidence for educational, informational and marketing purposes. Sabine has some 400+ freelancers in her global community. We'll talk around working virtually across networks and time zones, and in virtual teams on publishing projects. Along with anything else anyone wants to discuss.

    It's all very informal. Nobody will mind if you have a toddler on your knees or a dog cuddling up close. Within reason!

    Life as a freelancer can be challenging and somewhat isolating at the best of times. At the moment, it's a very mixed picture out there. Some freelancers have lost weeks or even months of work, overnight. Others are overstretched, as they support clients struggling to resource projects in these disrupted times.

    The MedComms Workbook provides a stupidly simple, but effective, solution if you're looking for specialist freelance support. Do just let me know if you want me to pass a message on. It's entirely free of charge to do so.

    However, importantly, the Workbook also serves as a valuable, supportive community for the nearly 200 specialist freelancers who subscribe, and to those who want to take the leap.

    Together we launched another new, free, careers guide last week, "Making it my own business: a guide to being a freelance writer in MedComms", by Kathryn White. A huge thanks to the many list members who provided insightful profiles and quotes and, in particular, my thanks to the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), The MedComms Mentor, Media Contacts and PIA Commercial for supporting the publication. Please, help spread the word.

    One of those who contributed a profile was Sarah Smith who took a fairly extreme approach to her own freelance medical writing business, whilst sailing to Europe, the Mediterranean, the Canaries, West Africa and across the Atlantic to the Caribbean over a 12-year period (watch her MedComms video here). Following our most recent MedComms webinar, Environmental sustainability in medical communications, Sarah's now written some timely notes in her LinkedIn article last week, "Habits that can and should be broken: opportunity in the time of COVID-19" which is worth reading. If you agree, please share using hashtag #greenmedcomms.

    These are strange times indeed. Stay well, everyone.

    Remember, details of all our activities are kept bang up-to-date at or give me a shout at any time if you've any questions, comments or suggestions.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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