Medical Writing Medical Writing Around the World

Volume 22, Issue 2 - Medical Writing Around the World

June 2013

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Medical writing around the world

President's Message

Message from the President

Feature Articles

The yin and yang of medical writing in China

The changing face of medical writing in India

Medical writing in India at a crossroads

Medical writing in the Middle East

Medical writing in Finland

On the western edge of Europe – medical writing in Portugal

Announcing AERTeM, the Spanish Association of Medical Writers

From editors abroad into businesswomen back in Brazil

Science writing workshops for AIDS vaccine researchers in Africa

Medical postcard from Australia, the world's largest island

Teaching English for Medical Academic Purposes at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade, Serbia

Regulatory medical writing in Switzerland

Medical writing in the Russian Federation: Promises and pitfalls

Report on the EMA Workshop on clinical trial data and transparency

Potential implications of wider data transparency in medical communications

The need for registration of preclinical studies

Mentorship in EMWA: A perspective

Regular Sections

In the Bookstores

The Webscout

Regulatory Writing

English Grammar and Style

Medical Journalism

Medical Communication

Out On Our Own

Out On Our Own

The Light Stuff

The Light Stuff



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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