Medical Writing Translation

Volume 33, Issue 1 - Translation

March 2024

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Medical translation: A driving force behind equitable access to healthcare

From the Editor

President's Message

President’s Message



Feature Articles

Advancing health equity through language access – a global imperative

Five “translation” strategies to adapt technical content for lay audiences

How can we maximise patient engagement with Plain Language Summary of Publication articles (PLSPs)? A publisher’s perspective

Translating medical reports: Challenges and quality assurance

Quality assurance in medical translation

The role of translators: Adaptation of mental health tests beyond clinical research

Translating “medicalese”: The case of informed consent forms

Speaking your patients’ language – Is it really worth it? The impact of translation on multilingual patient education materials

Translating medical devices: A rule-driven game

Localisation of promotional materials for pharma

The use of machine translation and AI in medical translation: pros and cons

Harmonising linguistic validation with AI: Precision, efficiency, and the human touch in patient-reported outcome translation

The ethics of medical translation

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Digital Communication

Medical Devices

Veterinary Medical Writing

Medical Communications and Writing for Patients

My First Medical Writing

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Good Writing Practice



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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

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Brooks Waltman

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