AI in Medical Writing and Editing: Blueprint for Success in a Changing World

Seamlessly integrate AI into your medical writing and editing and
explore career opportunities emerging because of AI.

Part #4: Your Medical Writing or Editing Future

AI is here to stay

Watch the video to learn about AI in Medical Writing and Editing: Blueprint for Success in a Changing World, a step-by-step transformation to get you implementing AI so that you can speed up workflow while optimizing quality and explore ways to enhance your medical writing or editing career over the next few months.

Imagine the Difference!

Imagine what it would be like to eliminate many of the tedious aspects of medical writing and editing because you’re familiar with the latest AI-based approaches—a scenario in which you’re not just keeping up with your deadlines but integrating techniques into your workflow while avoiding that dreaded feeling of not keeping up with your peers.

The transformation
It’s not just about working faster; it’s about working smarter and delivering higher quality work—all in an ethical way.

Staying updated about the use of AI in medical writing and editing will also help open doors to new career opportunities that are becoming available in this brand new world. 

If we want to stay in the medical writing or editing industry, can any of us afford NOT to learn about these opportunities? 

With my brand new course, AI in Medical Writing and Editing: Blueprint for Success in a Changing World, you’ll have all the industry-specific information you need not only to keep up but to thrive.

What's Included

The Course

AI in Medical Writing and Editing: Blueprint for Success in a Changing World—a self-paced course that helps you implement AI into your medical writing and editing workflow so that you can work faster and more effectively and stay current in today’s evolving workplace.

1.        Introduction to AI in Medical Writing and Editing: This first module explores the big picture of AI and chatbots, explaining their relevance and potential uses in medical writing and editing. We’ll also talk about the impact of AI, some of the ethics, and introduce prompting techniques before drilling down into practical examples in the next few modules. 

2.       Literature Research and Outline Creation: In the second module, you will learn how to use generative AI for faster outline creation and efficient research. You will see how AI can generate ideas, find relevant sources, and organize information. 

        AI in Medical Writing: In the third module, you will gain hands-on experience in using generative AI to assist with writing tasks. You will learn how AI can aid in your medical writing work, improving writing speed and quality. You’ll also learn how and when to use AI.

        AI in Medical Editing: The fourth module introduces AI tools for medical editing. You will see how AI can automate proofreading, check grammar and style, and ensure consistency, thus enhancing accuracy and polishing your work.

       Slide Decks, Images, and Data Visualizations: In the fifth module, you will learn how to use AI to create professional slide decks and data visualizations. You will discover how AI can help design clear, impactful presentations and visual representations of data, adding value to your medical writing services.

       Emerging Job and Consulting Opportunities: In the final module, you will explore how new AI skills can lead to new jobs and consulting opportunities. You will also consider strategies for future-proofing your career path by combining medical writing backgrounds with other skills and planning a path for learning. 

Action guides, prompts, templates, and checklists that you can use to implement AI into your workflow.

Live Q&As each week for 6 weeks. This is your opportunity to get live support from Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols and your fellow course participants. Calls will be held on Thursdays at 3 pm EDT but will be recorded and you can submit questions ahead of time, so scheduling and time zone differences are no problem.


BONUS: Feedback from an experienced medical writer or editor on up to 4-pages of your medical writing or editing. If you’re new to this industry, this feedback will help you assess whether your writing or editing is up to a professional level suitable for paying clients and will provide friendly, constructive suggestions for improvement.

BONUS: Career Flowchart and Planning Tool—to help you visualize your direction in this new AI world.

BONUS: AI Ethics Guide in Medical Writing—a complete review of industry position statements and standards so you can remain compliant with all the important ethical aspects.

BONUS: One month of free membership access (see below) starting April 15th, 2024, to help you stay current along with the rest of us as the technology evolves.



Here’s what will be available ongoing after one free month if you decide to access the membership.

  • A community platform where members can interact, ask questions, and share updates—a rising tide lifts all boats!

  • Monthly hands-on live workshops covering new AI technologies relevant to medical writing and editing—no need to be intimidated by ongoing advances. We’ve got you covered and will keep you current.

  • Monthly calls from experts and industry vendors—a great way to stay up-to-date with emerging technology.

  • Monthly “AI in Medicine” research paper journal club—for those who want to delve into AI-specific advances in medicine—important, because you’re going to be writing about them.

  • Ongoing review and feedback of your medical writing or editing by experienced medical writers and editors to assess your writing and editing skillset.

Are you ready to become more efficient, competitive, and sought-after for your skills?

Years of Industry Experience​

As a medical writer and editor for over two decades, I understand the challenges you face.

Although AI has been around for a while, in November 2022, most of us were blindsided when ChatGPT came on the scene. I even held off from using it initially, hoping things would just go back to how they always were. Can you relate?

Since then, I have thought long and hard as a medical writer and editor about the ways in which AI will affect our field. If used correctly, AI can become an invaluable tool with which we can co-create—there is no need to fear it, as long as we get on board and learn how to use it.

That’s why I felt compelled to create this course, combining my years of industry experience and my recent efforts to evaluate precisely how to implement AI into a medical writing and editing workflow.

This course will tell you what you absolutely need to know, focusing on practical applications, while not wasting your time with complex information that you don’t need to know. There’s a lot of complex information out there, but I’ve distilled it down for you.

In case we haven’t met, I’m Dr Emma Hitt Nichols, and I have a 20-year history of helping hundreds of people with a science background (eg, MDs, PhDs, and PharmDs) transition into the field of medical writing. Because of this, many of them have been able to work from home and have been able to overcome the burnout that so often accompanies clinical and research careers.

In 2003, I started the HittList medical writing jobs email, sending it out every week for 20 years. As a result, I also have a unique insight into the ebb and flow of medical writing jobs and their specific requirements. What’s more, I have an up-front view of thousands of medical writing projects that flow into my company each year.

I’ve been privileged to work with many amazing medical writing and editing professionals in different courses over the years. 

Here's what some of them have to say

Emma is a veteran in the medical writing/editing community who has been providing value (both free and paid) for several years. Her course gave me greater clarity and a better perspective regarding my preferences in the field. Her mentorship, expertise, and the confidence one gains to solicit clients of their own, are far more valuable than the price of her course(s)
—Petal S. Veterinarian

Emma is a great teacher and mentor.  Her course was extremely helpful in getting me started in my new career. As a result of the course, I was able to successfully transition from clinical practice to full-time freelance work in a short amount of time.
—Xiomara S. MD

Whenever anyone asks me how to get started in medical writing, I suggest taking Emma’s course. The course itself is tremendously helpful in learning the basics and business of medical writing and generating writing samples that can eventually lead to jobs. Other medical writing courses are out there, but few, if any, give this opportunity. Additionally, in taking the course, you become part of a medical writing community to exchange ideas and ask questions. In the past year, I’ve been able to bring in more income than I had hoped for doing a job that I love, and it all began with Emma’s training!
—Brigid S. PhD

The Learn AMA Style/Become a Medical Editor course is a one-stop source to learn and hone your medical editing skills. Emma covers medical editing, AMA style, and running your freelance editing business in an in-depth manner. The course also covers a burgeoning medical writing field, medical writing support services (MWSS). This one-of-a-kind course has many practical examples that set it apart from other programs out there. The course has helped me get high-paying clients in the MWSS field (an avenue I would not have explored if not for this course).
—Kalpana S. PhD

I really can’t quantify the value of Emma’s course. I gained so much knowledge about medical writing, started my new career with confidence, and had paying clients within weeks of finishing the course!
—Lindsay G. PharmD

Learn AMA Style/Become a Medical Editor course is most likely my best investment this year, and it’s still only spring. The course provides a great overview of the latest edition of AMA Manual of Style, addressing the most important and most common issues one can face in medical editing. On top of that, Emma has a whole module on how to set up and run your freelance business. That alone makes the course worth joining. It is a great journey, from big picture aspects to the smallest nuances of punctuation. This is the best editing course out there, period.
—Roland L. PhD

Let's Get AI Working For Us!

AI has come upon us, and we all need to make it work for us.  

If you’ll allow me the opportunity, with my latest offering, you’ll be able to

  • Optimize your productivity with AI tools while enhancing the quality of your content
  • Increase your value to employers and clients with your new skills
  • Strategically plan to upgrade your current skills so you can stay relevant in the changing world 

It’s important to understand that our field is already changing drastically due to the advent of AI. Every day, many professionals are integrating AI tools into their workflow and gaining a competitive edge.

If you don’t want to be left behind, it’s essential to act now. I want to help everyone I can with this course, but we are going step by step starting next week, so registration will be open for the next few days only, and the course won’t be open again for several months.

AI in Medical Writing and Editing: Blueprint for Success in a Changing World” is now available. Register now below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! For the field of medical writing, it’s best if you have an advanced degree in a science and a fluent command of the English language. It helps if you enjoy writing and are good at it. If you’re interested, now’s the ideal time to get on board by learning from the get-go how to implement AI in your workflow. 

No. You may see a little Python code here and there, but this will be provided, and everything will be made clear. You may decide you want to learn how to code with Python while using AI though!

We can’t guarantee what the outcomes will be for you because that depends on you and the amount of time and effort you put in, but we’ll certainly provide many ideas about how to get clients and ways to enhance your skillset.

There is NO offer of work from my company, implied or otherwise, if you take this course.

You should count on 2-3 hours per week of learning and practicing for 6 weeks after the course starts. However, the modules are self-paced, and you’ll have access for the next year to the course content, even if you don’t sign up for the monthly membership. In this inaugural offering, the modules will be released once a week for 6 weeks, but you can take the next year to finish them.

Regulatory writing is a niche within the medical writing industry. Many of the techniques in this course will apply to regulatory writing. However, Dr. Hitt Nichols is not a regulatory writer, so use cases won’t directly focus on regulatory writing. The course should still be helpful to regulatory writers though and we’d love to hear from any regulatory writers on the live calls about how they are using these methods. 

Use cases will tend to focus on the following types of writing and activities: researching the literature and creating outlines; writing news pieces, manuscripts, needs assessments, press releases, educational materials, and feature articles; as well as creating PowerPoint slide decks and writing slide notes. Also covered are editing and proofreading with a focus on implementing the AMA Manual of Style

The course is directed towards both freelance and staff medical writers and editors. In the final module, which covers emerging career opportunities related to AI, both staff and consulting roles will be considered. 

Yes, we do. You have 14 days from the date of purchase to consider whether this course is for you. You can receive a no-questions-asked refund within 14 days by emailing support@learnamastyle.com. 

Subsequent membership is available only to course participants. 

The course might be open again for registration later in the year. However, if you’re interested, the best approach is to sign up now while it’s being offered. You can access the modules and recorded Q&As whenever you’re ready. 

One-on-one coaching is not available. However, we have experienced medical writers and editors on hand to evaluate work that you submit as described above; Dr. Hitt Nichols will answer any questions during the live Q&A calls.

If you purchased the full version of the 6-week-course (everything you need to know to launch your freelance medical writing business, $1997 or 3-payments) in 2024 or will purchase the 6-week course before registration closes, you can access this course at 50% off. Just email us at support@learnamastyle.com for a non-transferable coupon.

Still have a question? Just email us at support{at}learnamastyle.com. We’ll get back to you right away during business hours EDT. 

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