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Volume 28, Issue 1 - Careers in medical writing

Medical Devices


During a visit to Greece more than 15 years ago when I was involved in an animal protection campaign, I met a journalist who was investi gating prohibited fishing methods that local fishermen were using. When he was asked by the animal protection organisation if he could write about the ongoing spaying campaign, he responded with “… good news doesn’t sell”. I remember well how I thought this is quite sad as it leaves a falsely negative picture of the world. Moreover, positive news can also be important, such as in this case, where the intent was to increase public awareness of best practices to ensure a healthy and manageable dog population and provide infor - mation on adopting dogs from abroad.


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Careers in medical writing
President’s Message
How to get your first job as a medical writer
Educating the medical writer: A 5-year update
Cheeky medical writers: Transitioning from academia to medical writing
Making the leap: My move from academia to medical writing
From bench to pen: Life as a new medical writer
The grass is always greener on the other side
Pharmaceutical writer or CRO writer – choosing the right path
Career shift: Employment to freelancing
Medical writing and medical translation – two crossing paths
Career opportunities in medical device writing: Employee and freelance perspectives
Career shifts – surviving a change in geography
Grant writing and editing
1000 words in 1 picture
Medical writing at the management level
Thriving (and not just surviving) in a VUCA healthcare industry
Elevate your medical writing team to success
Clinical trial disclosure landscape and awareness in Japan
News from the EMA
Regulatory Matters
Gained in Translation
In the Bookstores
Medical Devices
Journal Watch
Veterinary Medical Writing
Good Writing Practice
Medical Communication
Regulatory Public Disclosure
Out on Our Own
Vignettes - Life After Medical Writing

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