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 http://www.oanda.com.
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Deputy Managing Editor
Gained in Translation
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Good Writing Practice
In the Bookstores
Medical Communications/Writing for Patients
My First Medical Writing
News from the EMA
Out on Our Own
Regulatory Public Disclosure
Teaching Medical Writing
The Crofter: Sustainable Communications
Lay out Designer