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Getting what you want from your scientific writing: tips for writing clearly - Volume 21, Issue

Good medical writing is like good writing in any discipline: the writer should explain complex concepts and ideas clearly and accurately and engage the reader. In this article, I provide four suggestions to help clarify writing on complex subjects:…

How to soften the red pen’s blow: Tips for editing a colleague’s work - Volume 27, Issue

Applying the dreaded red editing pen to colleague's work can be nerve-racking for professional writers. But there are some concrete steps every writer can take that will improve his or her ability to communicate the type of clear, constructive…

Writing economically in medicine and science: Tips for tackling wordiness - Volume 26, Issue

Concise medical and scientific writing is clearer, more direct, and more pleasurable to read than wordy text. It is also more accessible to readers, including those outside the discipline and non-native speakers of  English. An added benefit of…

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Instructions for Authors SCOPE Medical Writing, the official journal of EMWA (the European Medical Writers Association), is a quarterly journal that aims to educate, inform, and entertain medical writers. Medical Writing publishes themed issues…

EMWA News - Volume 27, Issue

One of the benefits of being an EMWA member is having access to the webinar programme. In 2018, we are providing a new webinar almost every month of the year either in live or recordedformats. Thanks to our wonderful speakers, this year we’ve had…

Patient education accessibility - Volume 24, Issue

Patient education that overcomes literacy barriers supports quality care. This article provides an overview of health literacy, describes the concepts of readability and accessibility, and discusses how to empathise with the patient's experience and…

RCTs: Can the treatment work? Patient registries: Does the treatment work? - Volume 26, Issue

The first part of this article compares the main features of studies based on patient registry data with those of randomised clinical trials, providing a basis for better understanding the differences between the two. The second part details how to…

Get your (visual) act together: Optimising the design of labels and arrows in medical illustrations - Volume 29, Issue

There is an enhanced communicating power of text when associated with visuals. This is a compelling argument for furnishing medical writers with basic knowledge on how to adapt and create simple figures. This  article discusses tips on adding labels…

Attribution, advocacy, disposable authors, corporate ghosts and cultural assimilation: new themes in the ethical critique of commercial medical literature - Volume 25, Issue

This interview provides solutions to some of the common pitfalls that face medical writers when working with large teams. Practical tips are provided on key topics including manuscript planning, agreeing on key messages and the use of figures,…

Perspective from a leading scientific author: An interview with Professor Ruth Roberts on authors and authoring - Volume 25, Issue

This interview provides solutions to some of the common pitfalls that face medical writers when working with large teams. Practical tips are provided on key topics including manuscript planning, agreeing on key messages and the use of figures,…

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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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