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Online plain English and readability resources - Volume 24, Issue

To encourage individuals and businesses to write in simpler, more readable English, private and government-backed enterprises have created a number of freely available online resources. While most relate to general English use, some are devoted to…

Getting more out of PowerPoint® - Volume 23, Issue

PowerPoint® is unavoidable in today's society. It is equally loved and hated. Although it is ubiquitous, many users of the program fail to understand why their presentations are not achieving the desired effects. The answer to this lies in part…

What every medical writer needs to know - Volume 23, Issue

A medical writer is never done with learning. In the fast-paced world of online communications, learning means getting involved in the digital environment and using tools like social media, websites, and blogs to enhance your online presence and…

EMWA social media team - Volume 23, Issue

As most of you already know, EMWA is currently using social media to interact with its members on a daily basis, to share information and promote discussions. Social media are not just sources of information but also ways of interacting with…

Opportunities in veterinary writing - Volume 23, Issue

Unlike medical writing, ‘veterinary writing’ does not exist as a defined career path. However, writers are inevitably also required in this field and play important roles in different areas of the veterinary profession for creation of scientific…

Cosmetic regulatory writing - Volume 23, Issue

On 11 July 2013, a new regulation for cosmetics was applied in Europe, Regulation (EC) 1223/2009, replacing Directive 76/768/CEE. This new regulation clarifies the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders and introduces new notions such as…

REACH chemical dossiers? Yes, please! - Volume 23, Issue

Medical writing knowledge and skills can be applied relatively easily to other areas of technical regulatory writing, with a bit of home study. One such area is in the compilation and write-up of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and…

Your professional association: A great way to expand your skills and advance your career - Volume 22, Issue

Many medical writers and translators are not members of professional associations. While online networking is clearly accepted as a key element for success in business, the benefits of joining associations are still not obvious to all, even though…

The moving image and your business - Volume 21, Issue

Using online video to promote business is widespread, but the skills required to make effective use of the medium are relatively rare. Dr Phil Moran discusses some basic ways to improve video production, ranging from advice on the technology through…

In the Bookstores - Volume 24, Issue

There are no new book reviews in this issue of Medical Writing. However, upcoming book reviews in future issues of the journal should include: Writing for Science Journals: Tips, Tricks, and a Learning Planwritten by Geoffrey Hart and reviewed by…

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