What You Need to Know about Ergonomic Workstation Setup and Why You Should Get Up Out of Your Chair

Have you taken a stretch break in the last 15 minutes? Do it! Lift your arms up above your head and tilt back slightly to counteract that forward curve. Yes, we’re talking to you.

Like other professionals, medical communicators tend to spend a lot of time at their desks. We’re looking at screens, meeting online, poring over documents, talking on phones, and researching and writing.  

May 16, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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Kill Fees: When and How Medical Writers Use Them

Your time as a medical writer is worth money. 

However, clients can change their minds, project leads can move on, and some projects are discontinued, due to circumstances we don’t control. 

May 2, 2022 at 9:58 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

Medical Communicators and Medical Advisory Board Meetings

Pharmaceutical companies look to medical advisory boards to help shape the big‑picture aspects of their work. Are their products benefiting patients and health care professionals? Can they do a better job of meeting the needs of patients?

April 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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How to Master Scientific Publications: A Medical Writer’s Bag of Tricks

This article is based on content presented by Monica Nicosia, PhD, Nicosia Medical Writer LLC, Bryn Mawr, PA, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference.

Writing for scientific publications is at the heart of the medical writer’s mission.  

What are these publications looking for? And how can medical communicators streamline and improve the process to deliver excellent copy and increase the likelihood of publication?

April 4, 2022 at 8:30 AM

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Top Secret: What Medical Communicators Need to Know about Confidentiality Agreements

Have you been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of a medical writing or editing contract?

Nondisclosure statements or confidentiality agreements are not unusual in the medical communication field. They are common documents clients use to protect the information or knowledge writers and editors encounter as they work on a project.

March 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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Topics: Freelancing

Helping Patients Make Informed Choices by Writing Decision Aids

This blog is based on content presented by Kathi Whitman, MA, Senior Medical Writer/Project Manager, Intermountain Healthcare, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference and published in AMWA Journal v 31 n 4. 

Making medical decisions can be challenging and frustrating. So many options and possible treatments exist, and doctors aren’t supposed to tell patients what to do.

One of the more direct applications of medical writing skills is helping patients to make informed choices about their health care. 

March 7, 2022 at 8:00 AM

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