How to work more efficiently in and on your business

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

This seminar is free-of-charge and is primarily for freelance medical writers who have to juggle client demands with those of their business. Many freelancers struggle to find time to manage their personal and business needs whilst meeting client demands and deadlines. This seminar will introduce and explore the concepts of working ‘on your business’ as well as ‘in your business’, describing processes, systems and practices which may be implemented to help freelancers manage their business more efficiently while managing their clients more effectively.

Kathryn worked as a clinical research manager and medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry for over 15 years, before embarking on a freelance career. Since becoming a freelancer, Kathryn has successfully worked alongside international business coach, Elaine Bailey, to improve her own work-life balance and business processes, systems and practices. Kathryn has experienced first-hand the significant benefits of coaching; the strategies she has implemented have positively impacted her work-life balance and business success. In summer 2012, Kathryn initiated the first UK medical writers’ retreat for freelancers, which was well attended and received very positive feedback. She continues to organise these retreats and has published articles on the concepts of working in and on your business. Kathryn has been a member of EMWA since 2010 and has co-edited the Out On Our Own section of the Medical Writing journal, co-hosted the Freelance Business Forum and supports the EMWA webinar team.