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    The MedComms Workbook is an email-based service that simply helps MedComms freelancers and clients find each other within the specialist medical communications, education and publishing communities.

    Freelancers - email Peter Llewellyn with just brief details of your services and experience and I'll sign you up to the email list. You will only receive messages which specifically tell you if someone is looking for a freelance service. It's up to you whether you respond. You can, of course, unsubscribe at any time.

    This service is entirely free of charge to freelancers.

    Clients - email Peter Llewellyn and I'll arrange to email the list of registered freelancers with your message. This is sent as a generic message to MedComms freelancers who have asked to be alerted. You need to be as detailed as you can be in your message and in particular be clear about whether you need someone to work on-site, and if so where. Freelancers will then contact you directly if they are able to help.

    This service is entirely free of charge to clients.


    List profile - there are now more than 400 freelancers registered. Many are specialist medical writers, and there are also editors, proof-readers, account managers, project managers, publication planners, strategic consultants, event organisers and designers. Note that this service began as an extension of the UK-based MedComms Networking Community and many of the freelancers are currently based in the UK. However the list is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, and clearly very often - though not always - geography doesn't matter now.

    Results of feedback survey, August 2014 - the 366 freelancers on the list in August 2014 were asked their views about the value and effectiveness of the service. The data presented here are just some of the pooled results which will hopefully help all parties, freelancers and clients, to better understand the profile of the current service.

    Results of feedback survey, August 2013 - the 246 freelancers on the list in August 2013 were asked their views about the value and effectiveness of the service. The data presented here are just some of the pooled results which will hopefully help all parties, freelancers and clients, to better understand the profile of the current service.


    Dear Peter

    "As ever, the Network trumps again! Having asked you to place a note on the MedComms Workbook for a seemingly 'impossible brief', I have received emails from excellent candidates who would all be up for the job and available within the tight timelines. This service is fantastic and well worth continuing. Thanks again for your continued efforts."

    May 2013, Melanie Martin, Director, A-Z Medical Writing

    Some of the clients who have used this service:

  • 7.4 Limited
  • A-Z Medical Writing
  • Across Health
  • Adelphi Communications
  • Appleday Health
  • Cambridge Research Centre
  • Chandler Chicco Companies
  • Communigen
  • Darwin Healthcare Communications
  • Edelman
  • Elsevier
  • Excerpta Medica
  • Fishawack Communications
  • Gardiner-Caldwell Communications
  • Havas Lynx
  • HealthCare 21 Communications
  • Hogarth Worldwide
  • Incuna
  • InterPhase
  • inVentiv Medical Communications
  • MediciGlobal London
  • MedSense
  • Newmed Publishing Services
  • NICE
  • Nucletron
  • Nucleus Group
  • Ogilvy Healthworld
  • On Screen Productions
  • Onyx Health
  • PAREXEL MedCom
  • Porterhouse Medical
  • Prime Medica Group
  • Prova Education
  • Rocket Science Medical Communications
  • Rx Communications
  • Stanford Publishing
  • Succinct Healthcare Communications
  • System Analytic
  • Watermeadow Medical
  • Zenith Healthcare Communications

    Please note that I'm well aware there are more sophisticated ways of running this but for now it is what it is. It can easily evolve if the demand is shown to be there.

    All comments welcomed.


    Peter Llewellyn, NetworkPharma


    Join us at our next unique workshop exclusively for MedComms Freelancers


    Oxford, 19 March 2015


    Free of charge


    We've lots of specialist MedComms Freelancers indexed at the MedComms Networking web site


    It's good to meet and chat with other freelancers.

    NetworkPharma organises relevant meetings for freelancers:

    MedComms Networking meetings are held regularly in the UK and are free of charge to attend

    Making a success of freelancing in MedComms are unique specialist workshops

    Informal local activities for freelancers:

    For Kent in the UK, contact Jane Tricker

    For Sussex in the UK, contact Michael Shaw

    If you organise relevant local activities for MedComms Freelancers, do let us know by emailing Peter Llewellyn and we'll help spread the word.

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