OK, the subject line might exaggerate — but just a little.
Although I’ve been an approved writer since January, I just recently started writing for Demand Studios. Before this, I’d always been so busy with my other clients that I only had the chance to give Demand Studios a cursory check. Usually, the topics weren’t in my area of expertise; I think a good general rule might be that, if you don’t understand the title, you probably shouldn’t write the article.
But last week, I discovered that a lot of medical titles had come through. Alongside theology, medicine is one of my true intellectual loves. When I worked on New Moon magazine, I would always vie to work with the Body Language articles, and I usually got them — although I was always a bit flabbergasted that not everyone wanted them as much as I did. I mean, there’s no one in the world that this stuff doesn’t apply to. We all have bodies, right?
I’ve often internally bemoaned the fact that I didn’t go into a medical profession — usually when I’m feeling a bit dismayed at the chronically low income my chosen profession predicts. But then I remember that people who work in the medical professions run a higher chance of coming across vomit in their day-to-day life than I do, and then I remember why I didn’t go to nursing or medical school.
So I’ve fantasized about medical writing, wondering exactly how one does land a cushy gig like that. But in the past week, I’ve written two articles about bipolar disorder (with another on the way), three about ADHD, one about autism, and one about acne. At least part of my question has been answered: content writing is one way to earn both experience and money doing the kind of writing you’ve always dreamed of doing.