Medical Writing Writing better Out on Our Own

Volume 26, Issue 1 - Writing better

Out on Our Own


As a part of its initiative in forging alliances with associations that promote freelancing at a national level in Europe, EMWA has recently tied up with the Verband der Gründer und Selbständigen Deutschland e.V. (VGSD) which is based in Germany. The main goal behind this is to offer the various benefits that come with a VGSD membership to EMWA members who are already in Germany or plan to do so in the future.
Interested members can find further details on EMWA’s website.


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Writing Better
President’s Message
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 (SIGs)
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
Results of the 2016 EMWA member survey
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
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