Medical Writing Mentorship Gained in Translation
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Volume 30, Issue 2 - Mentorship

Gained in Translation

Abstract

With 10 years of experience in medical and pharmaceutical translation, I have translated for patients, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, and students many times. Translation is the process of understanding a text in a foreign language and rewriting it in the native language of the translator. I translate patient information sheets, clinical trial presentations, clinical science papers, training material, and pharmaceutical marketing material. The target readers can be as varied as in medical writing: general practitioners, health outcome experts, nurses, patients, or a general audience. For the December 2020 issue of Medical Writing, the theme of which was “Writing for patients”, Andrea Rossi wrote an excellent article on translation. I think that this is the perfect, although unintentional, introduction to the series of articles that the translators from the MedComms group have started to publish. Thank you, Andrea!

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From the Editor - EMWA and Medical Writing: 12 months into the pandemic
From EMWA's new President Carola Kraus
EMWA News
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
Position Statement - AMWA-EMWA-ISMP Joint Position Statement on Medical Publications, Preprints, and Peer Review
Winners of the Geoff Hall Scholarship Essay Competition
News from the EMA
Medical Devices
Lingua Franca and Beyond
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Teaching Medical Writing
Gained in Translation
Regulatory Matters
Regulatory Public Disclosure
Good Writing Practice
Digital Communication
The Crofter: Sustainable Communications
From EMWA's Outgoing President Beatrix Doerr

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Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

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Victoria White

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Alicia Waltman

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Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Clare Chang

Barbara Grossman

Daniela Nakagawa

Joselita T. Salita

Petal Smart

Amy Whereat

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Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News       

Aurélie Gobet / Paolo Rega

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh / Stephen Gilliver

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Namrata Upadhyay

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Tiziana von Bruchhausen

Pharmacovigilance

Jennifer Clemens

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Jennifer Bell / Louisa Marcombes

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Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

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Chris Monk