AMWA Blog

    Manuscript Editing: Tools and Tips for Medical Communicators

    Every document improves with editing, and medical editors are key to the process of creating consistent, readable, and error-free manuscripts.

    What are the fundamentals of manuscript editing for medical communicators? What are editors looking for when they edit manuscripts? What tools are available when editors seek to create high-quality manuscripts?

    March 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM

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    A Question of Style: Writing Style Guides

    What’s your style? Are you an AMA person? An APA aficionado? Does your employer use a house style guide? 

    For freelancers, perhaps the more important question is: What writing style guide does your client want you to use?

    December 20, 2023 at 12:47 PM

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    Conversance with Fundamentals of Health Economics

    By Robert J. Bonk, PhD

    Medical communicators need a level of conversance with terminology and concepts in the field of health economics as cost becomes an outcome for treatment decisions. This blog introduces the fundamentals of health economics to medical communicators.

    June 19, 2023 at 9:15 AM

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    The Importance of Quality Control in Medical Writing

    No one is perfect. 

    Even the best medical writers make the occasional mistake. That is why it is important to use every tool at our disposal to make sure that each project’s content, style, and format are high quality.

    April 17, 2023 at 9:14 AM

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    Editing and Organizing References in EndNote

    By Stephen N. Palmer, PhD, ELS, Texas Heart Institute

    Use these EndNote tips and tricks to save time and solve problems when citing book chapters, making global text edits, maintaining journal title words and abbreviations, collaborating with other users, and correcting erroneous page numbers and corrupted in-text citations. This Mini Tutorial describes tips for EndNote X7. Exact steps may differ for later versions.

    January 9, 2023 at 9:00 AM

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    Proofreading Tips for Busy Medical Communicators

    In medical communication, it is critical to ensure that documents and other materials are free from mistakes, inconsistencies, and errors. The stakes are high, and even though few of us reach perfection, it is important to utilize all the tools at our disposal to get as close as we can.

    December 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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