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.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Mid-America chapter dinner at the 2019 AMWA Medical Writing and Communication Conference

Joanne McAndrews and Leslie Neistadt are coordinating our chapter’s dinner at AMWA's Medical Writing and Communication Conference.  Participants will pay for their own food and drink. Attendees will be dining at Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano (2833 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106; on Thursday November 7th.

Please RSVP to Leslie at by Friday October 18th if you plan to attend.

TechWriteSTL (St Louis)

November 13, Wednesday, noon - Best and Worst Books of 2019, coordinated by Leslie Neistadt
Kirkwood Public Library, 140 East Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122 - Bring Your Own Lunch

2020 January, IT Security for Your Home Office, presented by Ruth Thaler-Carter.

Tuesday, 2020 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.

May, July, September and November 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 Swarna Mandali for information about events in this area.

Resources for Freelancers

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