Medical Writing Mentorship

Volume 30, Issue 2 - Mentorship

June 2021

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From the Editor - EMWA and Medical Writing: 12 months into the pandemic

President's Message

From EMWA's new President Carola Kraus

From EMWA's Outgoing President Beatrix Doerr



Feature Articles

Mentorship from the inside

My medical writing journey: How I discovered self-mentoring and used it to improve my career and life

Setting up for success: An overview of why mentoring matters for aspiring medical writers

Do you have what it takes to be a mentor or be mentored?

One size doesn’t fit all: Tailored medical writing mentoring and training

Mentor vs. line manager: Differences and similarities

Beyond limits – Leading at the Edge

Reveal, Rebalance, Release: Thoughts on mentoring young professionals in the industry

Modern mentorship: Developing medical writing mentor-mentee relationships in the virtual world

Someone in your corner: Musings of a mentor and mentee

How mentorship has created a special community and helped people develop their careers

Growing the top and bottom line of your mind – an entrepreneurial journey as a joint venture with mentors

The ABCs of paediatric plain language summaries

Presenting secondary endpoints in plain language clinical trial result summaries: Considerations for emerging practice

Special Section

Position Statement - AMWA-EMWA-ISMP Joint Position Statement on Medical Publications, Preprints, and Peer Review

Winners of the Geoff Hall Scholarship Essay Competition

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Medical Devices

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Teaching Medical Writing

Regulatory Matters

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Good Writing Practice

Digital Communication

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications



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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