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    Every Tuesday we send out the MedComms Networking email newsletter to subscribers. It includes brief commentary on what we're doing and planning, and highlights relevant news to encourage sharing of information, experiences and ideas and to stimulate discussion. The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.


    MedComms Networking - 13 November 2018

    Hi

    First, a message for the freelancers. Monica Nicosia invites you to complete her 2018 Freelance Medical Communicators Tools of the Trade Survey (results from the 2016 survey were published in the Fall 2017 issue of the AMWA Journal - sadly pay-walled, though).

    October was a record-breaking month for our MedComms Workbook service for freelancers - 29 work opportunities, helping make it a record-breaking 12 month period with 149 work opportunities going out. I rarely hear exactly what happens (I'm simply the messenger) but, from what was reported back it was clear that most work opportunities attract useful responses. Hopefully we'll do even better in 2019. We would, though, love to see more work opportunities for the non-writers. It's free of charge so if you're looking for MedComms freelance support of any description why not try it? Any questions, just give me a shout any time.

    Meanwhile, we'll use the Zoom platform for a virtual end of year celebration for the Workbook subscribers on 17 December. It's a lonely business, sometimes, working as freelancers and we've more than proven the value of those virtual get togethers now. So, silly hats and/or jumpers are a must for this one, and a small glass of something to raise won't be amiss as we toast 2018 and look forward to 2019. A serious question, though, for those of you in the companies, do you invite your freelance colleagues to your end of year celebrations? They're easily forgotten but not so easily done without.

    Silly hats won't be needed, though, for the wannabes who join us tomorrow, 14 November, for another Zoom webinar for them. Julia Walton, specialist recruiter at Media Contacts, will discuss the first steps in applying for an entry level job in MedComms. Please help spread the word. All being well we'll post the recorded version on NetworkPharma.tv again, and all being well, we've more coming.

    By the way, I guess this won't happen often in a niche business area like ours, but we now have our first NetworkPharma.tv webcast to pass 10,000 views - Editing: Things they don't tell you about what journal editors want. Go Pippa Smart!

    Frankly I'm always pleased to reach 100 views, let alone 1,000. Now we've set new ambitions for our speakers!

    So, for your next coffee break...

    If you're feeling down about another rejection from a journal, take heart from Tim Hardman's Facing rejection: 1 hack, 3 steps and 7 tips.

    Plan S and open access publishing got a boost last week, as reported in Science Magazine (In win for open access, two major funders won't cover publishing in hybrid journals) and in Nature (Wellcome and Gates join bold European open-access plan) and elsewhere.

    And are there any thoughts from the wider #medcomms community on yesterday's news ? Synergy Vision Implements Four-Day Week on Full Pay.

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

    Cheers

    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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