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    Cynthia L. Kryder, MS, MWC

    Cynthia L. Kryder, MS, MWC
    Cynthia L Kryder, MS, MWC, is a freelance medical communicator who collaborates with clients to craft a variety of medical and health care communications that use the right words for the right audience. She served as the 2018-2019 President of the American Medical Writers Association.

    Recent Posts

    Can We Do More To Measure Our Value?

    True or false:

    Well-trained medical communicators bring value to the teams with whom they work.

    I hope you answered true because that’s the right answer.

    The key adjective of course is well-trained.

    May 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM

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    Freelancers: Be Your Own Employee of the Month

    You’ve just been named employee of the month. Hooray for you! Actually, when you’re a freelance medical writer or editor and you work for yourself, you are your own employee of the month EVERY month because there's no competition for the crown. The question is have you done all it takes to deserve that honor?

    April 13, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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    Medical Writing Trends You Need to Know About

    It's fun to look back over the years and think about fashion trends that probably never should have seen the light of day. I’m thinking mullets, shoulder pads, and why not throw in bell bottoms while I’m at it.

    Although fashion trends come and go, trends in medical communication usually point toward practices that are here to stay. We can’t afford to ignore industry trends if we want to remain fresh and relevant. Whether we are employees or freelances, we never want to become stale, and staying on top of business trends should be part of our jobs.

    August 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM

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    Information Overload? Our 2019 AMWA Award Winners Can Help

    Did you know that today we receive 5 times as much information as we did in 1986? This amount is the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data a day. It’s not surprising that many of us feel as though we have information overload, especially when some of what we read and hear is false.

    Combating the glut of misleading information out there on the web can be a challenge. If you find yourself becoming stressed and disturbed by the rise in scientific inaccuracies you encounter, the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) 2019 John P. McGovern and Walter C. Alvarez Award winners may offer some relief.

    May 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

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