Medical Writing Writing for Patients Out on Our Own
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Volume 29, Issue 4 - Writing for Patients

Out on Our Own

Abstract

I began freelance medical writing in 2017 after 5 years of medical writing at several agencies. During this time, I realised that I wanted to be a freelancer when I was constantly needing and searching for freelance support during what seemed like permanently busy periods. I also had access to the EMWA Medical Writing publication, through which the Out on Our Own section provided me with great advice on the requirements needed to be a freelance medical writer and the common challenges involved.

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Editorial - Writing for Patients
Editorials - Passing the Torch: The Sequel/Filling Big Shoes
Foreword: Writing for Patients, Foreword from the EMA
President's Message
EMWA News
Promoting equity in understanding: A cross-organisational plain language glossary for clinical research
Medical abbreviations with multiple meanings: A prescription for disaster
Writing for patients: When and how?
Lay summaries for Phase 1 trials in healthy volunteers
Participant information – an ethics committee view
Establishing a patient publication steering committee: A case study with insights for medical writers
Translation: A transcultural activity
Writing for the internet
Social Media: A tool that can benefit public health?
Partnering with patient associations: Engaging medical writers to support health literacy for patients
Pharmaceutical clinical trials transparency and privacy
News from the EMA
Medical Devices
Regulatory Matters
In the Bookstores
Good Writing Practice
My First Medical Writing
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Out on Our Own

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