AMWA Mid-America Chapter



The Mid-America chapter of the American Medical Writer's Association was founded in 1985, and historically serves AMWA members living in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. We publish a quarterly newsletter (latest issue Fall 2019) , and hold regular in-person meetings. The Board of Directors also holds regular meetings by teleconference, and minutes of those meetings are available.

Congratulations to our own Joanne McAndrews, on receiving the 2019 President's Award.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Jump Starting Your Freelance Career in 2020
Q&A Session
Thursday, January 9th, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST
Panelists: Lisa M. Balbes, PhD; Natalie DeWitt, PhD; Joanne M. McAndrews, PhD
Moderator: Rebecca Bigelow, PhD

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TechWriteSTL (St Louis)

2020 January 10, Friday, 11:30am
IT Security for Your Home Office, presented by Ruth Thaler-Carter
J Greene's Pub,10017 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122
Being online is essential to our business lives, but it can be dangerous. Your website could be hacked and your accounts, information, computer and very reputation could be held at ransom. Learn about some of the current risks and how to avoid or manage them when they become reality.

2020 Tuesday, March 31- Find Customers -- Do Work -- Get Paid, presented by Betsy Frick, 11:30am at CJ Muggs in Webster Groves
As an independent consultant, contractor, or freelancer (three names for the same thing), you have to have customers - and even with them, you will starve if your rates are too low. You also need to protect yourself by getting every agreement in writing. At this session, we'll talk about resources to find customers, work with them successfully, and determine a living rate. New independents and those with years of experience are encouraged to attend and share their experience with the basics of running an independent business.

Monday, 2020 May 04 - Ghostwriting/authorship by Pranali Pathare and Dana Delibovi

2020 November - Best and Worst Books of 2020, coordinated by Leslie Niestadt

July and September are currently open.

For more information or to register for any of these events contact Lisa Balbes.

Iowa Area Events

Check out the Iowa Networking Group's Facebook page for information about upcoming events and a chance to get to know AMWA members in Iowa, or contact Natalie Dewitt for more information.

Nebraska Area Events

Contact Rebecca Bigelow for information about events in this area.

Kansas City Area Events

Contact Raeesa Gupta for information about events in this area.

Resources for Freelancers

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