Medical Writing Writing better

Volume 26, Issue 1 - Writing better

March 2017


Writing Better

President's Message

President’s Message



EMWA-AMWA-ISMPP Joint Position Statement

Advancing the Medical Writing profession: The Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers

AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers

EMWA's Special Interest Groups

EMWA’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Writing better workbook

Finding the action in your writing: Avoiding nominalisation

Removing the dead wood

Writing economically in medicine and science: Tips for tackling wordiness

How to shorten a text by up to 30% and improve clarity without losing information

Troublesome words

Can you recognise the four main ways that English sentences can be structured?

Three strategies to help you write clearly for a lay audience

Structuring paragraphs

A checklist to improve your writing

Feature Articles

Results of the 2016 EMWA member survey

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Teaching Medical Writing

In the Bookstores

Lingua Franca and Beyond

The Webscout

Good Writing Practice

Medical Communications

Profile: An Interview with Michael Markie - an open science and open data advocate

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

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Clare Chang

Barbara Grossman

Daniela Nakagawa

Joselita T. Salita

Petal Smart

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

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


Jennifer Morris

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Jennifer Bell / Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk