Medical Writing Authors Elise Langdon-Neuner

Elise Langdon-Neuner
Editor Emeritus

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Elise was the editor of TWS/MEW for 9 years up to 2013. After obtaining a bachelors in zoology, she qualified as a solicitor and practiced in London for 10 years.  She is currently a freelance editor and publications consultant in biomedical sciences in Vienna. Before becoming freelance she worked in Baxter’s R&D department for 12 years helping authors prepare manuscripts for submission to journals. She has also worked as a managing editor for the leading European diabetes journal, Diabetologia, and helped to set up a medical journal on men’s health published by Elsevier. She has been a member of the editorial board of EASE’s European Science Editor journal since 2003 and a member of COPE and WAME. Elise has a keen interest in biomedical journal policies, publication ethics and eloquence in scientific writing, and enjoys giving workshops and writing articles/book chapters on these topics

Contributions

The horror and the pity: Obesity and diabetes - Volume 21, Issue 4

Something less beguiling for a horror-story addict than the emergence of obesity would be hard to imagine. Start by reading the 27 August 2011 issue of the Lancet. One article predicts that the obesity rate in the UK will make the tremendous leap…

English Grammar and Style - Volume 21, Issue 3

Good Writing Practice As an editor, I have been battling against verbosity, redundant modifiers, and ‘buzz’ words for many years. New terms and turns of phrase or new meanings for words pop up all the time. Many of them have come with the…

Regulatory Writing - Volume 21, Issue 2

The Physicians Payment Sunshine Act – casting a shadow over clinical research? In October 2010, the American congress passed the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act, which will force drug and medical device manufacturers to disclose their…

Manuscript Writing - Volume 21, Issue 2

Guidelines for manuscript writing: Here to help Although sometimes maligned, guidelines make manuscript writing easier and increase the chances of getting published. A good set of guidelines can be used as a checklist (many even include…

Journal Watch - Volume 21, Issue 2

Authorship, ghostwriting, and tips on making scientific writing more enjoyable to read In this issue five papers are discussed covering the subjects of authorship and authorship criteria, ghostwriting and guest authorship, and adding style to…

Medical writing in paediatrics: Children and the future - Volume 21, Issue 2

‘Children are one-third of our population and all of our future.’ Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981 With the falling birth rate I wonder if they still are a third of the population, but there is no doubt that they are our…

Translation Section - Volume 21, Issue 1

Quality matters in medical translation In recent years, ‘translation quality’ has become a buzzword in the translation industry. Particularly since the introduction of European standard EN 150381 in 2006 and the certification process that has come…

Good Writing Practice - Volume 21, Issue 1

The Good Writing Practice initiative was launched in the December 2010 issue of TWS1 by Alistair Reeves and Wendy Kingdom. The aim is to go beyond the classic style guide and provide advice on practical aspects of writing that make texts easier to…

Oncology and medical writers - Volume 21, Issue 1

Let me start this first editorial in an old journal with a new name by explaining why a medical writing journal has a theme issue on oncology and includes articles that are not directly related to writing. Medical writers write about research that…

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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

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