Medical Writing Observational Studies Out on Our Own

Volume 26, Issue 3 - Observational Studies

Out on Our Own

Abstract

Greetings, readers.

For freelancers, receiving feedback is an important process for building a mutually productive relationship with a client. Positive feedback serves to encourage and helps develop core strengths, while constructive criticism is educational and facilitates identifying weaknesses and areas to work on. Hence, in absence of a ‘boss’ or “annual appraisals”, it is the client’s feedback that is crucial for the professional development of a freelancer. But perhaps you will agree with me when I state that accepting negative feedback with equanimity is indeed difficult. In her article, Michelle Guillemard, the President of the Australasian Medical Writers Association and an avid blogger on freelancing issues, presents a few tips on preparing well to avoid unfavourable feedback from the client and handling it effectively if it does happen.

References

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Mentoring tomorrow’s medical writers
ICMJE to mandate data sharing statements
News from the EMA
Journal Watch
Getting Your Foot in the Door
In the Bookstores
Regulatory Matters
Medical Communications
The Webscout
Teaching Medical Writing
Good Writing Practice
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Raquel Billiones

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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 

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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