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Volume 24, Issue 3 - The Medical Writing Business

Medical Communications


Dear all,

However experienced you are, and whatever ‘level’ medical writer you may be, we all share the same pain… document review processes. Every medical writer has at least one horror story related to review cycles going awry, and the mere mention of reviewing will elicit a universal paling and shuddering around EMWA – not because we are precious about our work, but because of the havoc and heartache that poor reviewing practices leave in their wake. If you are reading this in blissful ignorance of the woes of a terrible review cycle experience, be warned – your own tailor-made horror story is waiting for you around the corner, like Freddie Krueger at Halloween….

But fear not! This issue's contributor is here to banish your fears. In his article, Douglas Fiebig from Trilogy Writing explains clearly the problems that woeful review cycle practices can cause. His brave and honest real-life examples are not for the faint hearted, but he lays out his six ‘vital ingredients’ for great review cycle processes, along with his reasoning for why they are so important.

There IS light at the end of the review cycle process tunnel – now all we have to do is convince our reviewers to follow it…





In this issue… The Medical Writing Business
President's Message
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?
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?
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