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Volume 31 No 4

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147         FROM THE EDITOR
The View from the Editor’s Desk
Victoria J. White
 
2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE REPORTS
148         Swanberg Address—What Surgeons Taught Me About Medical Writing
Flo Witte
 
152         Alvarez Award Address by Roxanne Khamsi—What to Leave Out, What to Keep In: Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria for Medical Writing
Nathalie A. Turner
 
154         McGovern Award Address by Kevin Pho—Connect and Be Heard: Make a Difference in Health Care with Social Media
Yue Liu
 
156         OPEN SESSION SUMMARIES
Weeding Out the Myths: How Colorado Public Health Officials and Providers Are Managing Recreational Marijuana
Suzanne M. Pratt
 
Medical Writing in Real Time: The Evolution of an Outbreak
Whoy Shang
 
Submit Is Not a Panic Button…Removing Fear from the Submission Process
Ryan Fell
 
Six Steps to Writing Health Content That Moves People
Laura Long
 
Targeting Lay Audiences
Dara Chadwick
 
How to Answer the “So What?” Question
Lori De Milto
 
The Medical Writer’s Role in Helping Patients Make Health Care Decisions
Ciranna Bird
 
QC Review of Safety Narratives: More Than Just Checking the Data
Nicola Gillespie
 
$200 (or More) an Hour? Yes, You Can Do It.
Margaret Ward
 
Closing the Deal: Getting That Freelance Project
Lisa Accettola
 
Complex Case Studies for Freelance Writers
Monica Nicosia
 
Writing and Editing in the International Medical Research Arena
Joel Green
 
Best Practices in Writing Test Items
Kristina Jong
 
Steps to Create a Medical Writing Handbook
Julianna Erickson
 
176         VIEWS OF THE 2016 AMWA MEDICAL WRITING & COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE
 
178         AMWA NEWS
From the President: The Magic of AMWA
Lori L. Alexander
 
From the Past President: State of the Association Address
Stephen N. Palmer
 
Meet AMWA’s 2016–2017 Executive Committee
 
183         CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
 
184         IN THE SERVICE OF GOOD WRITING
Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda!
Laurie Endicott Thomas
 
186         FREELANCE FORUM
Brian Bass, Lori De Milto, Cherie Dewar, Cathryn D. Evans, Debra Gordon, Donna L. Miceli, and Phyllis Minick

What are some strategies that freelances can use to break out of the feast-or-famine cycle of work?

In your experience as a freelance/consultant, what challenges and opportunities have you found vis à vis working with your clients’ teamwork model? Is it easier or more difficult working as a freelance compared with a full-time in-house employee?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a freelance writer in business for yourself compared with being hired by agencies for temporary employment?
 
190         BOOK REVIEW
No More Measles! The Truth About Vaccines and Your Health
Reviewed by Tara Ann Cartwright
 
191         LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Valuing Medical Writing: Some Missed Misperceptions That Matter
Tom Lang
 
Author Reply
Hilary Graham
 
e1           ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
The AMWA Fellowship Class of 2016
2016 Golden Apple Award Winner
2016 President’s Award Winner
 
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