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Can you recognise the four main ways that English sentences can be structured? - Volume 26, Issue

Although scientific text typically has a more complex structure and vocabulary than fiction or text written for the general public, its message should still be clear and concise. One way to ensure this is to use correctsentence structure. If a…

Unlocking new efficiencies: How structured content authoring is streamlining the production of clinical documents for the pharmaceutical industry - Volume 32, Issue

Current practice requires clinical and regulatory documents to be created and updated manually by medical writers throughout a product’s development. Conventionally, document content is unstructured, with freeform text, figures, and tables that the…

Working with authors to develop high-quality, ethical clinical manuscripts: Guidance for the professional medical writer - Volume 23, Issue

One measure of career success for clinical researchers is reporting their findings in a peer-reviewed journal. Writing a clinical manuscript that has impact and relevance to their intended audience is crucial for publication success. However,…

Structuring paragraphs - Volume 26, Issue

Paragraphs are meant to make a text understandable and readable, and to help tell the story. Key aspects of good paragraphs include using topic sentences and story structures. Starting with an outline or a planand using it to build to topic…

A field guide to medical writing training - Volume 22, Issue

Teaching medical writing is a varied, interesting, and satisfying role. You might find yourself teaching PhD students to write theses, laboratory scientists to write posters, clinicians to write papers, or professional medical writers to improve…

Never say never! Returning to full-time employment after freelancing - Volume 25, Issue

Alison McIntosh successfully operated as a freelance medical writer for 14 years and gave up the ‘flexible lifestyle’ of a selfemployed freelance medical writer to become a full time employee. She has joined a growing band of ‘decentralised’ office…

Good Writing Practice - Volume 27, Issue

Circumlocution is the usage of a multiword structure instead of a shorter syntactic unit, for example, usage of a clause instead of a phrase. The distraction consequence of circumlocution can be sentence pattern disruption and unintended…

Clinical Evaluation Reports from the medical writer’s perspective! - Volume 26, Issue

Abstract Clinical evaluation is a structured ongoing procedure to collect, appraise and analyse clinical data pertaining to a medical device. The clinical data include current knowledge of the condition to be treated, published literature about the…

The clinical study protocol and medical writing: A good fit? - Volume 23, Issue

The characteristics of the clinical study protocol (CSP) are discussed with regard to (i) its structure and (ii) its development process. The benefits of medical-writing involvement into both aspects are highlighted. In particular, medical writers…

Good Writing Practice - Volume 32, Issue

Syntactic punctuation distraction This article explores the problem of omitted commas in the structure of certain  sentences. Contributors: Michael Lewis Schneir (author), Wendy Kingdom (section editor), Any Whereat (section editor) Medical…

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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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