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Finland has a flourishing pharmaceutical and life science industry and research scene. Medical writing, however, is an unfamiliar term to many Finns and there is no Finnish equivalent for the title ‘medical writer’. Those people who do medical…
The Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA) comprises about 300 journalists, writers, editors, and health professionals based in Australia and nearby island nations, particularly New Zealand and Fiji. AMWA has held a popular conference…
Portugal, the westernmost country in mainland Europe, still experiences a lack of awareness of the medical writing profession.
Dense, hard-to-follow writing obfuscates complex subject matter, but writers can improve their ability to communicate complex topics with clear writing that is easily understood on a first read. Science and medical writing often contain grammatical…
For the last 8 years, I have been serving as Editor-in-Chief of Medical Writing. I feel that it’s time to pass the torch to a new person with new energy and fresh ideas. As I wrote in 2012, “This is yet another step in the evolution of the…
We often tend to consider the different branches of medical translation as unique islands of knowledge. We may imagine translators specialising in single areas such as oncology, ophthalmology, gynaecology, and so on. Nevertheless, there are indeed…
In September 2021, the editors-in-chief of over 200 biomedical and scientific journals from all geographic regions issued a call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increases, Restore Biodiversity, and Protect Health.1 This editorial…
In these dark winter months, how many of us have day-dreamed about moving to an exotic, sunny location? Janet Davies describes how she did exactly that when she resigned from her job in Holland and moved to the Azores to start a new life as a…
I can't believe that we are now at the end of 2014 – the ideal time to look back upon the achievements of the past year and opportunities for 2015. One of the greatest landmarks was the launch of the revamped EMWA website in March. With a new look…
True journalism differs from public relations and uncritically reproducing press releases. It involves doing background research into the context surrounding the finding being reported, seeking comments from independent experts, and highlighting the…
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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