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EMWA News - Volume 26, Issue 2

What can I say? I am excited to be writing my first editorial as section editor of EMWA News. With Bea as my predecessor, I know I have some big shoes to fill and hope to be up to the task. In this issue, we share the latest news from our…

EMWA News - Volume 25, Issue 4

Baby alarm in the Social Media Team! The future of EMWA’s social media team is secured as we are expecting three babies. Utmost efforts have been taken to ensure they are equally distributed across the Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn teams.Seriously,…

President's Message - Volume 25, Issue 2

Dear EMWA Members, Our Munich 2016 Spring conference was a great success that showcased a mature association leading on important topical issues. EMWA’s outward looking perspective developed over the past couple of years is the focus of my final…

President’s Message - Volume 25, Issue 1

Dear EMWA Members, It is my very great pleasure to ‘speak’ to you from the pages of the very first issue of Medical Writing of 2016, with our new printer, Hastings. I am particularly excited that our feature articles are now open-access – a…

Out On Our Own - Volume 24, Issue 4

Editorial In this issue, Satyendra Shenoy, a member of a few years from Mumbai tells us about the tribulations – if not trials – of realising his lifelong ambition to settle in Germany. What eventually made this possible was discovering, as a…

President's Message - Volume 24, Issue 4

Dear EMWA Members, As we came together in the historic city of The Hague in November 2015 for another successful and enjoyable conference, we were particularly delighted to welcome our Benelux members who turned out in force. The usual EMWA…

President's Message - Volume 24, Issue 3

Dear EMWA Members, When we surged en masse onto the dance floor at the Dublin Conference Spring Dinner, supercool ceilidh band ‘Perfect Friction’ were astonished, wondering ‘…what are these medical writers all about?’ We certainly breathed life…

President's Message - Volume 24, Issue 2

I can't believe that my two years on the Executive Committee are now complete – what a journey from Manchester and Barcelona in 2013, Budapest and Florence in 2014, and finally Dublin in 2015. Apart from travelling many miles, I have had a great…

The EMWA Budapest Working Group: A 2-year collaboration to make recommendations for aligning the ICH E3 guideline with current practice and developing clinical study protocol guidance - Volume 23, Issue 4

International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) E6 and ICH E3, developed nearly 20 years ago, are the current regulatory guidance documents for developing clinical study protocols (CSPs) and clinical study reports (CSRs). Ambiguity in the…

Out On Our Own - Volume 23, Issue 3

Making the leap to become a freelancer is daunting enough, but once established how do we ensure our business has staying power? Thank you to our experienced freelancers who share their top tips for longevity. Never let it be said that OOOO is…

Cost comparison of salaried and freelance medical writers working in Europe - Volume 23, Issue 3

This is the first systematic comparison of the costs of salaried and freelance medical writers working in Europe. In the absence of official figures for the total costs of employment, we make reasoned assumptions, using mean base figures for…

Letter to the Editor: Because you're worth it? - Volume 23, Issue 3

To the Editor – I read the recent article on the fourth EMWA freelance business survey1 with great interest and some considerable concern. When freelance writers express an interest in working with Rx Communications, one of the first things we ask…

Out On Our Own - Volume 23, Issue 2

Our gathering in Budapest last month was, as always, fun and this time a little different. We welcomed you to a new-look Freelance Business Forum (FBF) after polling you in February on what you hoped to gain from FBF attendance and your preferred…

Effective authoring of clinical study reports: A companion guide - Volume 23, Issue 2

‘Why write a clinical study report (CSR)? What are the guidance documents? Can I interpret them? Can I deliver my CSR on time?’ This article addresses these questions – and others, provides a companion guide to CSR authoring for preregistration drug…

Out On Our Own - Volume 23, Issue 1

Editorial Welcome to the first edition of Out On Our Own (OOOO) for 2014. OOOO is packed with something for everyone! For the tech-savvy, Jane Tricker ends her excellent series on social media for freelancers, with a look at its potential role in…

Erratum - Volume 22, Issue 4

http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/2047480613Z.000000000123 We would like to acknowledge an error in the above book review published in Vol. 22 No. 3. The correction has been made to the online version of the article. The review author should have been…

Out On Our Own - Volume 22, Issue 4

The EMWA autumn conference is always so well placed in November, giving us the chance to meet friends and colleagues before the onslaught of traditional end of year festivities. Barcelona's conference was no exception. We were pleased to welcome new…

Out On Our Own - Volume 22, Issue 3

Editorial We hope that you enjoyed the summer months and found time to step away from your desks and relax. This time last year, Kath organised her first ‘Medical Writers’ Retreat’, the aim of which was to provide an opportunity for fellow…

In the Bookstores - Volume 22, Issue 3

The Spirit Level Ever had a ‘ping’ moment? This book might have been mine. I'm not a natural pessimist, but Western society today seems less cohesive and people more materialistic, stressed, unhealthy, and unhappy than in times gone by. Wealth and…

Out On Our Own - Volume 22, Issue 2

We are all riding high after meeting in Manchester at the EMWA conference in May 2013. It was wonderful to see so many colleagues coming together and enjoying the new-look events that EMWA offered us for the first time. Both the Symposium Day, and…

Out On Our Own - Volume 22, Issue 1

The fourth EMWA freelance business survey Introduction This fourth survey follows those conducted in 2003, 2007, and 2010.1–3 The first survey was conducted with a paper questionnaire distributed to both freelancers and small businesses…

Out On Our Own - Volume 21, Issue 4

Successful migration from the personal computing to Apple computing environment for regulatory medical writers When renewing computer hardware, migration from one system to another, arguably, should not be overlooked. Some of the challenges…

Out On Our Own - Volume 21, Issue 3

Another summer has come and gone. In this issue of OOOO, we are happy to feature Paul Woolley's novel approach of comparing employment and freelancing. I am sure many of us can identify with some of the points he raises. We thank Debbie Jordan for…

In the Bookstores - Volume 21, Issue 3

A personal view incorporating the insights of a UK-based book group Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year-old African American who died in 1951 from cervical cancer. Her biopsied cancer cells were taken without her permission, propagated seemingly forever…

Out On Our Own - Volume 21, Issue 2

After a wonderful May spring week in sunny Cyprus – it was good to see so many of you at the Freelance Business Forum (FBF) – it's back to business as usual with a packed issue. The FBF minutes summary has not made it into this issue due to print…

Out On Our Own - Volume 21, Issue 1

Welcome to the first OOOO of 2012. Let us start with Tool Box where Julia Powell gives us a review of Toggl, a handy desktop time tracking tool to help us measure our productivity. Then, Anu brings us another brain-teasing medical writing jumble.

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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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