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Pharmaceutical medical writing competencies: Comparing self-perception with employers' expectations - Volume 21, Issue

In the recently published ‘Pharmaceutical Medical Writing Competency Model’, a group of medical writers describes the knowledge, skills, and behaviours they considered essential for successful medical writers. Thus, this model represents a list of…

On educating the medical writer - Volume 22, Issue

Most medical writers received their education on the job rather than through formal education. These writers may have gaps in knowledge when compared with lists of competencies published by professional organisations in the clinical research and…

Medical Communication - Volume 22, Issue

Introducing the Medical Communication section: The wild side of medical writing! Hello and welcome to a brand spanking new section of Medical Writing. When the Editor of Medical Writing, Phil Leventhal, approached me to create a new section,…

Project management in medical publication writing: A less explored avenue in pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations - Volume 25, Issue

Drug development forms the core of the pharmaceutical industry. Medical writing is a key function in pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations that works on scientific publications and regulatory dossiers. Regulatory writing…

From academia to freelance medical writing: Navigating the transition - Volume 32, Issue

Academics who have transitioned to medical communications (MedComms) find that there are many parallels between the two fields, leading to fulfilling and rewarding careers. Many of the skills honed in academia such as research, technical writing,…

The In Vitro Diagnosgtics Regulation and the role of medicals writers - Volume 29, Issue

Even though in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) occupy only a very small market segment in the healthcare sector, they have a vital role to play. The importance of diagnostics was strongly underlined during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the EU,…

Leading a team virtually: A manager’s perspective - Volume 31, Issue

Remote working is the new normal since the COVID-19 pandemic, so learning to lead a virtual team successfully is now an essential core competency for organisational leaders. The transition from co-located teams to virtual teams has benefitted…

Why clinical study reports really matter - Volume 27, Issue

Clinical study reports (CSRs) have so far served as documents for drug approval, but not as a data source for further use in research and post-regulatory decision-making. Sound post-regulatory decisions also require data other than those available…

Medical writing education - Volume 22, Issue

Although medical writing as a career has been around for a few decades, medical writing education is relatively new. Many medical writers end up teaching scientific or medical writing, and have built their courses and their teaching style without…

President's Message - Volume 24, Issue

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…

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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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Getting Your Foot in the Door

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Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

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Lisa Chamberlain-James

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Sam Hamilton

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