Medical Writing Editing Getting Your Foot in the Door

Volume 27, Issue 3 - Editing

Getting Your Foot in the Door


GYFD congratulates the EMWA Internship Forum team for another great event in Barcelona. Also in this edition, first time attendee Clare Chang shares with us some insights she gained in her
quest for getting that first medical writing job. I am sure we will hear more from Clare in our forthcoming issues.


  1. Billiones R. Loves Science, Likes to Write: A Career in Medical Writing. PowerPoint Presentation at the Zurich Life Science Fair, University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. 2018 Feb 01.
  2. Sampat, K. Get A Clinical Research Job – [The Beaver Method]. 2017 Sep 29. Available at Available from: get-a-clinical-research-job/.



President’s Message
Honing your proofreading skills
How clear is the story?
Editing for writers who have English as an additional language
Microediting – details matter Quality, authority, and reputation: The value of microediting
Revision: Parameters and practices within the translation industry
How to soften the red pen’s blow: Tips for editing a colleague’s work
Go certified – get ready for the BELS exam
Anonymisation: A new challenge for medical writers
Reports from the spring conference in Barcelona: 6th EMWA Symposium
Reports from the spring conference in Barcelona: EMWA social events programme
Reports from the spring EMWA conference. Expert seminar: Use of clinical study reports for Cochrane Reviews
News from the EMA
Profile: An interview with Richard Wheeler
Journal Watch
Medical Devices
In the Bookstores
Lingua Franca and Beyond
Regulatory Public Disclosure
Regulatory Matters
Medical Communication
Good Writing Practice
Manuscript Writing
Getting Your Foot in the Door
My First Medical Writing
Out on Our Own
Upcoming issues of Medical Writing

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  • Amy Whereat (SpeaktheSpeech Consulting, Asnieres sur Seine, France)

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