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Reeves A and Hamilton S. MEW 2014; 23.3:215-220.
This is the first systematic comparison of the costs of salaried and freelance medical writers working in Europe. In the absence of official figures for the total costs of employment, we make reasoned assumptions, using mean base figures for salaried and freelance medical writers from published surveys conducted in Europe by the professional organisation for medical writers in Europe, EMWA. In this cost comparison, annual freelancer earnings amount to €98 175 and the annual cost of a salaried writer to €102 098.
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I am a freelance medical writer providing a range of writing services, primarily to the pharmaceutical industry. I am a post-doctoral virologist working in clinical research since 1994, and specialising in regulatory medical writing from 1999. In my last salaried position (to September 2006), I managed UK Medical Writing for the world’s fifth largest Contract Research Organisation.

I have contributed widely to the official publications (The Write Stuff and Medical Writing [journal]) of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA). I post my articles on my blog, primarily to disseminate the information to a wider audience, and to hopefully generate some stimulating debate. If you have anything to share, I would love to hear from you.

If you like what you read, and require the services of a highly motivated, experienced and diligent medical writer, then please contact me through my website: http://www.samhamiltonmwservices.co.uk

Sam Hamilton, PhD.