Freelance CD/CW here. I’m on the second day of an HCP oncology gig. I’m in over my head and need a replacement. On-site in NYC. HCP. Viz aid is the first assignment.

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You should be able to riff like a medical writer about this stuff, specifically HR+/HER2-. It’s not about concept. It’s about streamlining an existing viz aid, and reorganizing it. Hourly rate is ACD level. DM me your link and I’ll forward it to my hiring manager. ✌🏼

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Zactly

P.S. You need to have a deep knowledge of this disease state and type of treatment. No brief or onboarding. Go!

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Hahahah! I’ve been there. I feel your pain.

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Find the medical director and ask for help. He/she won’t mind and it will help you with context. Account also usually has a good idea of what you need to know .

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I excused myself from the project. (This post is about trying to recruit my replacement.). The medical director was there w us and he and the lead writer were so in synch it helped me understand that if I stayed one of them would end up having to do my job, and nobody wants that. He was a big ball of brilliant for sure!

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What’s the rate?

Did you know what it was when you accepted the job?

It’s not totally your fault ! I’m sure you asked the right questions but sometimes - especially with people not close enough to the work (like a recruiter) - they have trouble conveying what is needed. You can always ask for a conversation between you and the hiring manager or the cd on the brand . For health focused roles sometimes it’s best to go straight to the leads for information on the tasks they need freelance support on. Yes in health a proper brief and medical download should be the rule not the exception. Copywriting can be very different in pharma and not everyone understands the difference between a pharma copywriter and medical/science writer .

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