Freelance Medical Editor

MedThink Communications United States Cary, North Carolina


Position at MedThink

Freelance Medical Editor (remote)

 At MedThink SciCom (, we operate from the mindset that we are all in this together. We strive to make every interaction with our clients and colleagues a positive and rewarding experience. We challenge, push, and innovate because excellence is always our goal.

 We seek talented freelance medical editors to assist in ensuring that our medical communication materials (journal manuscripts, medical conference presentations, etc), are developed with a high level of quality regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency. A qualified freelance medical editor is skilled in and performs all levels of editing, including copyediting, substantive editing, fact-checking, proofreading, styling, and layout review. This is a remote, work-from-home opportunity for qualified candidates.



  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum), preferably in English, communications, journalism, or health sciences field


  • >1 year of professional medical/science editing experience, including fact-checking
  • Healthcare communications agency experience (freelance or full-time role) is strongly preferred


  • Copyedit materials to ensure consistency and conformance with established grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules and adherence to American Medical Association (AMA) and provided style guidelines
  • Substantively edit complex medical and scientific documents and ensure that the materials are clear and factually accurate according to provided reference material
  • Proofread layout materials to ensure that they match approved copy exactly and that the format, organization, alignment, and spacing of copy and graphics are consistent and adhere to provided standards
  • Edit the following types of materials: manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed medical/scientific journals; abstracts, posters, slide decks, and handouts for presentation at scientific meetings; sales training materials; disease education materials; scientific platforms; product monographs; medical information letters; etc

Talent and Knack

  • Strong medical editing skills, including substantive editing, fact-checking, and knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition
  • Thorough understanding of grammar rules and comprehension of medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific terminology
  • Strong skills in time management, attention to detail, and ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Proficiency with standard software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; Adobe Acrobat

 Freelance Application Process

Candidates who meet the job qualifications will be asked to take a standardized medical editing assessment to demonstrate proficiency level.