Medical Writing The Medical Writing Business

Volume 24, Issue 3 - The Medical Writing Business

September 2015

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In this issue… The Medical Writing Business

President's Message

President's Message

Feature Articles

Setting up and running a medical writing company

For the greater good…Can agency competitors cooperate to advance medical publication practices?

The Section of Scientific Publications at the Texas Heart Institute

Is cheap outsourcing a threat to your career?

Successfully outsourcing medical writing

Freelancing – Are you ready to go solo?

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

European Science Editing: May 2015 picks

Profile: An interview with Dawn Bentley: How personal branding can advance your professional career!

The Webscout

In the Bookstores

Regulatory Writing: New developments in public disclosure of clinical trials

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Gained in Translation

HIV research fraudster handed stiff prison sentence

English Grammar and Style: Good Writing Practice

Did you know that EMWA has an archive of webinar material on our website?

Medical Communications

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.

Medical Writing is listed in the following indexes:

Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

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