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Why Should Medical Writers Learn Medical Terminology?

If you’re a new medical writer, you may wonder which skills are essential for success. Whether you choose to write regulatory documents, promotional content, patient education materials, or journal articles, you’ll need a strong writing foundation. Part of that foundation includes learning to understand, write, speak—in general, to communicate!—using the jargon of the field: medical terminology. 

October 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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4 Best Practices for Medical Device Writing

Melory Johnson, Owner and Principal Medical Writer, MJ MedComm, LLC, contributed to this article.

Whether you’re an established medical device writer or another type of medical communicator hoping to advance your career by adding a new skill, it can be helpful to brush up on best practices of medical device writing. Below, we outline the defining qualities of this niche, then describe how to succeed as a medical device writer.

October 5, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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How to Avoid Common Medical Style Mistakes

Medical writing can be a lucrative, rewarding career, but it takes a commitment to understanding grammar and stylistic guidelines. A solid grasp of grammar, punctuation, and medical word usage is required. Some errors are common among new medical writers and even among some experienced medical communicators. A good place to begin fortifying your writing foundation and preventing these errors is a medical style guide.

September 7, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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The Medical Writing Career Path: What Is the ROI of an MBA?

This article by Jodi Braunton was originally published in the AMWA Journal.

August 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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Understanding and Practicing Ethics in Regulatory Writing

This article, written by Peggy Boe, RN, and Barbara Snyder, MA, was originally published in the AMWA Journal.

Regulatory writers are often faced with ethical situations, though we may not always recognize them as such. The way we define ethical behavior in general is based on our personal upbringing, religious beliefs, culture, and environment. Ethical behavior in the workplace is further defined by our employers, professional organizations, and in some cases, even the government.

August 3, 2020 at 12:30 PM

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