The Savvy Scribe

The Savvy Scribe
The Savvy Scribe, a podcast for high performing health writers and creatives who want to grow a profitable business. Podcast episodes feature interviews, inspiration & laughter! Your Host, Janine Kelbach, RN know that you want to master your craft AND …

Double your Writing Speed with Expert Daphne Gray
Jul 7 • 41 min
Daphne Gray-Grant teaches business owners, academics, corporate communicators, book writers and others how to banish writer’s block so they can write with happiness and ease. She started her career in the writing world in a family business, then started…
Grow by learning to delegate in your freelance writing business
Jun 30 • 10 min
In this Savvy Scribe Episode, I talk all about OUTSOURCINGWhat is it?Who does it?Can you as a freelance business owner do it?What about as a parent/spouse?Can you outsource with no money?I mentiom the things I outsource and an approach on how to do it…
The Contract Process with Damion Jenkins
Jun 23 • 34 min
Today’s episode I have Damion Keith Jenkins is a Masters Prepared Registered Nurse, NCLEX Prep Expert, Nurse Content Writer, & Public Speaker that has a real passion for nursing education! Damion is the owner and lead educator at The Nurse Speak,…
You’re one person in the Macroeconomic world, and a recession won’t stop you with Carol Tice
Jun 16 • 48 min
From $200 Essay Content winner to Six-Figure Freelance Writer Carol TiceShe started as a song writer who won an Essay content to a freelance writer who built her own freelance life in 2005. She grew overtime and now makes 6 figures as a freelance.She…
Finance Questions Answered with Adam Kelbach, Bank Manager
Jun 9 • 14 min
Today’s episode has questions you want to know the answer to, especially when you are first starting out. That’s why I invited my very own husband to the show. Someone who is never fearful about talking was a little podcast shy, which makes me laugh…
Setting your Rates and Booking Clients with Award Winning Medical Writer, Melissa Crawford
Jun 2 • 35 min
Awarding winning medical writer, Melissa Crawford, talks about all things medical writing. We dove into A LOT in this episode! She talks about:- how she became a medical writer - how she improved her writing over time (and tips for the beginning…
Becoming a better leader and Business Owner with Antonette Montalvo MSN,PNP-BC,BSN,RN,BA
May 26 • 41 min
On Today’s episode we have Antonette Monalvo, a nurse practioner turned business owner. She is so incredilby inspiring to nurses and those who want to go into business. In this episode we go through: - Antonette’s career path up until now - Advice she has…
Office Organization 101 for the Freelance Writer
May 19 • 13 min
Today episode is all about clearing the clutter with office organization!
Using Writing Skills to Empower Your Nurse Career with Nurse Keith Carlson
May 12 • 58 min
Nurse keith is here today to tell us about how to use your writing skills to empower you as a nurse and nurse entrepreneur.
Where to Start if you want to be Published with Paul Murphy
May 5 • 29 min
Paul Murphy and I met on LinkedIn, not too long ago, but have shared many laughs in our conversations leading up to today’s episode. Paul is a paramedic turned teacher who then advanced himself to mangement and leadership thoughout his career. Now, he…
How to Launch When You’re Working FullTime
Apr 28 • 15 min
Everyone wants the magic pill. The magic pill that tells us how to start a successful business without doing the work.
Time Management Writing Tips with Laura Briggs - The Freelance Writing Coach, Speaker, Author, and Content Writer
Apr 21 • 39 min
Laura Briggs, She is a freelance writer who launched her business in 2012, and scaled in 18 months to six figures.
Tips on How to Write Faster
Apr 14 • 15 min
I’ve always been told that I write fast. I can create content quickly and I pride myself in that. It doesn’t happen because I have some magical superpower. It happens because I have a plan, routine and rituals that I do. Take a listen and implement some…
How to Improve your Money Mindset and Value Yourself During These COVID-19 Times with Dr. Joy Lere
Apr 2 • 25 min
Dr. Joy Lere is a psychologist, consultant, speaker, and writer who practices at the intersection of behavior and business, specializing in work on the merger of money and mind.
Tips on staying healthy from health coach and Ideal Wellness business owner, Emily Countryman
Mar 31 • 26 min
Emily is from Washington where she has grown up in an entreprenueral family (she even shares her first job as a kid). She will talk about growing a business.
7 Outside of the box ways I make money as a freelance writer
Mar 24 • 15 min
Sometimes making money as a writer isn’t always what you want to do, even if it’s what you ARE. A writer can do a LOT of things on the side that don’t JUST focus on writing.
Follow Your Passion - And Establish Mindset! With Meredith Brow, RN
Mar 17 • 23 min
Hey there Tribe! Today I have Merideth Brow on the show talking all things mindset (which we ALL should be doing).
168 Hours in a week - Use Them or Lose Them
Mar 10 • 11 min
Recently, I read a book and wanted to give you guys my review on it. Laura Vandercam is an amazing writer and a busy, busy, mom! She explains how we all have 168 hours in a week, but if we don’t use those hours, we lose them.So, I explain how to make…
Your Profitable Market with The Stay At Home Nurse - Deanna Gillingham, RN
Mar 3 • 19 min
Today’s episode is with my friend, Deanna Gillingham. Deanna has QUITE a story from how she started her business as a stay at home nurse - there’s more on that.
5 Tips on Reducing Overwhelm in Business
Feb 25 • 14 min
The following tips can be helpful in ensuring a better freelancing experience for those associated with writing business.
Defining Your Ideal Customer Profile with Amanda Guarniere, Nurse Practitioner, mom, and owner of The Resume Rx
Feb 18 • 21 min
Savvy Scribes! Today I have Amanda Guarniere with me talking all about finding your ideal customer and determining a profitable niche to serve well (oh, and how your resume should look in 2020).
Repurpose Content – One Blog 5 Different Ways!
Feb 11 • 13 min
Once you create a post, you can up level it, to an entirely different content upgrade! Though, not all pieces of content work the same on different social platforms.
18 years as a writer with 17 different peer-reviewed magazines and more with Sharon Hohler, BSN
Feb 4 • 32 min
Here’s the interview with Sharon Hohler, BSN. She has been a writer since 2002 and has written for several publications!
How to put together a Content strategy for 2020
Jan 28 • 14 min
Ready to elevate your business for 2020? Join Janine in talking about creating a business content strategy for this year. We talk about the funnel, content needs, building an editorial calendar, ideas and how to come up with them, creating outline for…
Amelia Roberts from Solutions By Amelia : Conquering $1K days!
Jan 21 • 34 min
Today’s guest is Amelia Roberts from and She is a nurse, but also an expert in internet business!
[ Quick Win ]- When should I plan my week?
Jan 14 • 7 min
Planning your week will help you SO much with conquering more in your business, and in life.
Batching - The optimal way to work
Jan 7 • 19 min
Today I bring you all things batching, from your life to your business, what to do (and stop doing) to make your processes a streamlined effort into getting things done.
Canva - use it to help set you apart!
Dec 31, 2019 • 5 min
Canva set your website apart even more by creating attention grabbing graphics, headers, logos, and infographics.
How to Brand Yourself as a Freelance Writer - FREE DOWNLOAD!
Dec 23, 2019 • 10 min
Does the thought of putting a brand together may sound overwhelming or confusing? I will help you in this podcast episode to walk you through each and every step.
Savvy Scribe - Holiday Surprise!
Dec 11, 2019 • 9 min
I wanted to give you guys a holiday gift ;-) Listen up!
[Quick Win] Mastering your Digital Calendar with Google Calendar
Dec 4, 2019 • 9 min
When life gets busy, it sure is nice to have technology to keep me sane! Today I share how I do it with my Google Calendar in my pocket!
[Quick Win] Learn from Janine : Things I’ve learned in 6 years of
Nov 28, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode Janine brings all things from “scope creepers” to how to talk to clients in this quick win of things she has learn in the last 6 years of freelancing.
Ready to ditch your nursing job? Here’s some advice before you do.
Nov 20, 2019 • 18 min
Savvy Scribes! Welcome to this episode all about “ditching the job!” Now, those who know me know that I never say “leave” your job right way. This episode will help you assess if it’s time, and the steps to take to get there.
2020 Predictions and Goals for the Savvy Scribe - You should listen to this!
Nov 12, 2019 • 7 min
I have read the emails, responded in the Facebook group, and heard you guys. I know you have been waiting patiently to hear from us. I have read the emails, responded in the Facebook group, and heard you guys. I know you have been waiting patiently to…
[Quick Win] Avoid the wrong clients for your freelance biz with these red flags!
Nov 5, 2019 • 6 min
In this quickwin, Janine covers some signs that you need to steer clear of the faulty freelance client! Stay safe with these tips! Stay tuned, I have some news in an upcoming episode.
Quick Win: Do I REALLY need to publish on LinkedIn for it to work for me?
Oct 29, 2019 • 10 min
Do I really need to publish on Linkedin? It’s not a secret, LinkedIn is one of the largest lead generators for not only writers, but companies throughout the nation. Carol talks about our recommendations for LinkedIn — Take a listen and give us your…
Reasons WHY Healthcare Professionals are building writing businesses
Oct 22, 2019 • 14 min
In this episode, Janine covers the reasons WHY healthcare professionals go into health writing.
Are there riches in niches? My niche is Simple: Good Clients
Oct 15, 2019 • 16 min
Are you working for cost clients or value clients?
Need More Time? The Process To Streamline from a Paper to Digital Planner
Sep 30, 2019 • 25 min
Paper or digital? Which is better for planning as a writer building a profitable business? Janine will let you know!
Five Ways to Prepare for an Encore Career as a Health Writer
Sep 23, 2019 • 15 min
In today’s episode, Carol shares 5 strategies for transitioning to an Encore Career as a Health Writer
[Quick Win] How To Tackle A Big Project - A Lesson Learned From My Book
Sep 10, 2019 • 6 min
This episode is hosted by Janine and shares the lessons she learned while writing her book about tacking big projects.
Imposter Syndrome Deep Dive: Why We Have It. What We Can Do About It.
Sep 4, 2019 • 23 min
As High Performing Health Writers, we deserve much more than you think — that content marketing gig you’ve been eyeing, the rates you want to raise. It’s time that you convinced yourself. Let this episode help.
Connections and Confidence - 2 Pieces of the health writer business puzzle with Shawna Kratochwill
Aug 27, 2019 • 27 min
Episode # 19: Shawna is a brand new, beginner writer, walking you through her journey, starting with The Savvy Scribe Growth Lab and The Savvy Scribe Collective.
Want to Build Your Clientele? Try One These 18 Expansion Strategies!
Aug 21, 2019 • 35 min
Customers are the lifeblood of any business, so it’s vital you can keep generating leads and retaining your existing customers. Pick one of these strategies, make a plan. Take some action & let us know what worked best for you!
Preparing for the Freelance Famine
Aug 13, 2019 • 13 min
Don’t worry, we’re not trying to scare you. We want to prepare you, because it will happen.
Abundance, Pirouettes and The Fit Factor with Elizabeth Hanes, RN
Aug 7, 2019 • 34 min
It’s a Masterclass on Mindset! Carol interviews savvy wordsmith & CEO Elizabeth Hanes.
What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do- 3 Tips
Jul 12, 2019 • 14 min
This episode can help you with clarity and visualizing you ideas.
6 Powerful Tips - What To Do When You Lose an Anchor Client
Jul 9, 2019 • 12 min
In today’s episode, we get real. We get real about what it’s like to lose an anchor client. The emotion, the pain, you name it. Janine gives you 6 tips on how to get through it and move on.
EAT Google Strategy every Freelancer and Client should know! + Free download!
Jul 2, 2019 • 26 min
EAT? Eat what? No, no not food. Though, if you want, grab a snack and sit down for this one. Janine and Carol are explaining all about this Google EAT strategy, what is means, who it’s for and why health companies need to consider it.
Quick Win: Accountability - How to be accountable and move your business forward
Jun 26, 2019 • 8 min
Accountability How do you keep yourself accountable while running your business? In today’s episode, Janine shares how she stays accountable and how it helps you gain momentum in your business and push forward.
From 0 to six figures in less than a year - with Ashley Hay, RN
Jun 18, 2019 • 32 min
Zero to Six Figures with Ashley Hay
Quick Win : 3 Ways to Use the Voxer App
Jun 11, 2019 • 6 min
Voxer Tips for Health Writers
Mindset- From Gig To Business with Tricia Chaney
Jun 5, 2019 • 29 min
From Gig to Business with Tricia Chaney
[Quick Win] LinkedIn Tips with Janet Kennedy
Apr 22, 2019 • 7 min
On today’s Quick Win from The Savvy Scribe Janet Kennedy joins us to share a few tips on getting your LinkedIn profile up to speed.
Janine Kelbach - Author, Nursepreneur
Apr 16, 2019 • 33 min
Today on The Savvy Scribe Carol Bush interviews an author, freelance writer, researcher, and OB/GYN Nurse, Janine Kelbach.
Tony Guerra - Pharm D, Author & BroPreneur!
Apr 9, 2019 • 30 min
Carol Bush welcomed Tony Guerra, host of the Pharmacy Leaders Podcast to The Savvy Scribe to talk about being a creator, author, and teaching Pharmacist.
[Quick Win] Four Tips for Making My Mom-Life Easier
Feb 12, 2019 • 8 min
In today’s Quick Win, Janine Kelbach is going to share four things that have made her freelance mom life easier. This episode is not just for parents trying to run a business, but for anybody who has a personal life outside of work.
[Quick Win] Tips to Streamline Getting Paid
Feb 12, 2019 • 6 min
The Savvy Scribe Carol Bush offers 3 simple actions you can take to streamline getting paid so your business can grow and you can pay your bills
[Quick Win] 5 Suggestions to Beat Loneliness as a Freelance Writer
Feb 12, 2019 • 9 min
Freelancing can be lonely, but don’t fret. There are hundreds of thousands of freelancers across the country and the globe who are in exactly the same boat and within the Healthcare Marketing Network. Janine Kelbach offers you 5 ways to beat the…
[Quick Win] 4 Marketing Tasks to Do This Week
Feb 12, 2019 • 7 min
Quick Wins are short action-packed episodes that Janine and Carol have prepped with highlights for you to take and put to work right away in your healthcare writing business. In this episode, Carol Bush shares four marketing tasks you can do this week to…
The Savvy Scribe Podcast Launch
Feb 12, 2019 • 20 min
Hosts Carol Bush and Janine Kelbach, two nurses turned entrepreneurs invite you to tune in to a new podcast celebrating and supporting the life of a freelance healthcare writer.