Word Monster • London, United Kingdom

Freelance Opportunities

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Job Description

You’ve done it.

You’ve made the leap and gone freelance.

But it’s been anything but plain sailing. Sure, it’s great setting your own hours and choosing who you want to work with, but in the words of a well-known Marvel superhero, with great power comes great responsibility.

You’re hustling for new clients, you’re doing all the admin, and you’re even sorting your own *gulp* taxes! But all these extra tasks means less time for paid client work, not to mention your own training and development.

Plus it can get a little lonely being a lone wolf, right?

What if you could have ultimate freelance freedom, while being backed by a friendly, thriving MedComms agency?***

That’s exactly what you’ll get if you join our Word Monster freelance support team.

At Word Monster, we’re constantly on the lookout for smart, talented freelance medical writers. Working with freelancers means we can pull in extra resource as and when we need to, giving us the agility to adapt to situations with ninja-like flexibility. For you, this means fun and varied project work across a dizzying array of clients and therapy areas.

As a member of our freelance support team, you’ll still get to be your own boss and work on your own terms. But you’ll get a heap of extra perks, such as:

Freelance freedom

You went freelance so you could dictate your own schedule, but it feels like you’ve swapped your 9-to-5 for 24/7. You’re taking any project that comes your way, as who knows what next month will bring? But it doesn’t have to be that way. With Word Monster you’ll never have to worry about where your next piece of work is coming from, so you can step off the treadmill and relax. Now THAT’S what we call freelance freedom.

Project management

Love writing but less keen on the admin? Our studio monster will coordinate your bookings, introduce you to your clients and sort out all the invoicing (no more chasing payments). We’re also fully insured, so you’ll be covered for all scenarios. This means that all you need to focus on is delivering great work. And the best part? We won’t work with any clients that aren’t on board with our life-first culture, which means you won’t have to, either!

Community support

As part of our extended team, you’ll be invited to join our Word Monster Skype chat, a fun and lively forum where you can keep in touch with your team of fellow writers and editors. Have a niggly grammar query? Looking for accountant recommendations? Or maybe you’re just looking for a killer choc chip cookie recipe? Whatever challenge you’re facing, someone in the chat will be happy to help.

***Must have minimum 2-3 years med comms experience

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Full cover private health insurance with Vitality
Up to 44 days off through long service
Paid out-of-hours overtime, only if you want to (evenings at time-and-a-quarter / weekends at time-and-a-half)
Quarterly wellbeing perk (e.g. massage, Headspace, diffuser, candles, tickets, events, dinners, vouchers)
Budget for training and self-development

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Word Monster provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Word Monster is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Word Monster

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Fully remote but based in the UK, USA & Australia

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Consultancy & Agency companies – 2nd

Most flexible Consultancy & Agency companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022