Medical Writing Plain Language and Readability

Volume 24, Issue 1 - Plain Language and Readability

March 2015


Plain language and readability

President's Message

President's Message

Feature Articles

Time to make it shorter: Plain English in our context

How CDC is promoting a clear communication culture

Making leaflets clearer for patients

Online plain English and readability resources

Get real: Avoiding corporate gobbledygook

Transferring regulation into practice: The challenges of the new layperson summary of clinical trial results

Profile: An interview with Art Gertel on the Budapest Working Group

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

The Webscout

In the Bookstores

English Grammar and Style Revising medical writing Reasons not rules: Backtracking, pronoun-induced Part 2 – Single syntactic unit revision

Regulatory Writing Briefing documents: A case apart

Medical Communications

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Out On Our Own

Out on Our Own


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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.

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  • Amy Whereat (SpeaktheSpeech Consulting, Asnieres sur Seine, France)

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