Medical Writing Health Economics and Market Access English Grammar and Style

Volume 22, Issue 3 - Health Economics and Market Access

English Grammar and Style


We have three articles in this edition. Pamela Haendler's contribution deals with the medical writer as a reviewer and quality checker. Because of their close involvement with all of the documentation on a project, the medical writers involved are often the only members of the team who have an overview across documents. This inevitably results in the medical writer – in the regulatory area at least – taking on the function of a reviewer and quality control person, ensuring consistency across documentation and compliance with guidelines. Pamela has some recommendations on how to handle this. Our first GWP article continues Debbie Jordan's deliberations on ‘Writing for the Audience’, this time covering regulatory documents, journal articles, and writing for the public and official websites of government agencies. This is complemented by Alistair Kidd's reflections on ‘appropriate tone’ in scientific and medical writing under Points of view, where he highlights the importance of pitching the level of language correctly for the expected audience.


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Message from the President
Thirty-seventh EMWA Conference, 7–9 November 2013, Barcelona, Spain
Announcing the Geoff Hall Memorial Scholarships
Health economists and medical writers: Collaboration or collision?
Early benefit assessment of new drugs in Germany: Framework for submission of dossiers by pharmaceutical companies
NICE guidance on health technologies and the role of editors
European network for health technology assessment – EUnetHTA
Guest Editorial: Medical writing and health economics/market access: A health economist's view
Results of the 2012 EMWA salary survey
Successful document collaboration in a virtual team
Profile: An interview with Blanca Mayor Serrano on the state-of-the-art of health literacy in Spain
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Journal Watch
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