Medical Writing Medical Writing in Paediatrics Out On Our Own

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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Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

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