Medical Writing A Virtual Workforce

Volume 31, Issue 3 - A Virtual Workforce

September 2022

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Virtual workforce: A force to reckon with!

From the Editor

President's Message

President's Message


2022 update to Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Company-Sponsored Biomedical Research

EMWA History


Feature Articles

Changes to working practices in medical communications during the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from two surveys

Home office: Yay or nay?

International teams: How to survive a long-distance work relationship among medical writers

How remote working can affect mental health: Work-life balance and meeting fatigue

The COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst for digitalisation and remote working in Germany

Sluggish downloads, lagging video calls: Tips for the remote worker to tame technology

Remote meetings made easy: Good practices to keep in mind

Leading a team virtually: A manager’s perspective

Growing a remote medical writing business: Two perspectives

Remote work do’s and don’ts

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Regulatory Matters

Medical Communications and Writing for Patients

Veterinary Medical Writing

Teaching Medical Writing

My First Medical Writing

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Good Writing Practice

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Out On Our Own



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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.

Medical Writing is listed in the following indexes:

Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Brooks Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Sarah Milner

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Daniela Kamir


Jennifer Bell


Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News 

Ana Sofia Correia 

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh 

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Maddy Dyer


Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Adriana Rocha


Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Louisa Ludwig-Begall / Sarah Kabani

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Layout Designer

Chris Monk