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Volume 21, Issue 2 - Medical Writing in Paediatrics

Out On Our Own


After a wonderful May spring week in sunny Cyprus – it was good to see so many of you at the Freelance Business Forum (FBF) – it's back to business as usual with a packed issue. The FBF minutes summary has not made it into this issue due to print deadlines, but we will archive the FBF minutes in the Freelance Resource Centre (FRC) on the EMWA website. Speaking of which, the FRC is fast becoming the useful resource we hoped it would. We invite you to peruse 2012's latest additions – the ‘Regulatory Medical Writing’ section and the ‘Proposal/task order points list’. Both are available to EMWA members only once you are logged in to the EMWA website. These resources have been developed at your request and with the generous support of the following experienced freelancers: Debbie Jordan, Chris Priestley, Andrea Palluch and Claudia Frumento, and of course, your dedicated Freelance Support Team. A huge ‘thank you’ to all those involved.

Continuing our series of business articles, we bring you insights from Raquel and Linda into how today's volatile currency markets can expose freelancers to business risk.

Bilal recounts his experiences in returning to the UK from Germany as a regulatory medical writer, and his subsequent move into freelancing that has opened new medical communications doors.

Anu's Word Jumbles, complete with Anders’ funky illustrations provide our light entertainment – unjumble them to give medical writing-related words; and this issue's ‘Toolbox’ checks out the currency converter at

As always, if you'd like to contribute anything at all to OOOO, please do drop us a line. We always love hearing from you!



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Medical writing in paediatrics: Children and the future
Message from the President
Challenges of paediatric drug development and impact of paediatric legislation
Writing applications for Paediatric Investigation Plans and waivers
Preparing the Paediatric Investigation Plan application
ADHD: A true neurodevelopmental disorder?
Medicines information for patients: Insights into research and practice for medical writers
The MHRA perspective on the new pharmacovigilance legislation
Are stem cells the future of healthcare?
O, safety, quo vadis?
Crowdpower in the era of ‘health 2.0’
Networking effectively: Essential for being successful in business
The moving image and your business
Forgive me for repeating myself: Self-plagiarism in the medical literature
In the Bookstores
Journal Watch
The Webscout
Manuscript Writing
Regulatory Writing
English Grammar and Style
Out On Our Own

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