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Volume 31 No 2
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51 Feature
Mobile Health Care Applications: Authorship, Regulatory Challenges, and the Role of Medical Writers

Erin Trauth


55 FEATURE
Select Results of the 2015 AMWA Salary Survey
Lori Alexander, Susan Bairnsfather, Michelle Dalton, Cynthia L. Kryder, Julie Phelan, Joanne Rosenberg, and Thomas Schindler

64 COMMONPLACES
Mentoring New Medical Writers
Kelleen Flaherty
 
68 FEATURE | SWANBERG ADDRESS
Deep Roots and Strong Wings: Seek the Sky
Helen E. Hodgson
 
72 FREELANCE FORUM
Brian Bass, Lori De Milto, Cathryn D. Evans, Debra Gordon, Phyllis Minick, and Ruwaida Vakil
What key types of software programs would you recommend for a new freelance?
What type of filing systems do you use to keep track of your business beyond the financial records? How do you file/archive client records and projects and for how long do you keep them?
Did you prepare a written business plan when you started your freelance business? What are the pros and cons for having a written business plan?
 
76 SOCIAL MEDIA
LinkedIn Endorsements: Meaningful or Meaningless?
Cynthia L. Kryder
 
78 CONFERENCE PREVIEW
The 2016 AMWA Medical Writing & Communication
Conference Experience
Yeshi Mikyas and Julie Gelderloos

80  AMWA NEWS
From the President
Stephen N. Palmer
 
AMWA Annual Financial Report, 2014–2015
Christine F. Wogan
 
Slate of Candidates for 2016–2017 Election
 
New Benefits to Enhance Your Member Experience
Cynthia L. Kryder
 
The Launch Publication for Clarity and Openness in Reporting E3-based (CoRE) Reference
 
88 Q&A
A Specific Number of Questions for the Author of “Fifty Psychological and Psychiatric Terms to Avoid” and 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Victoria J. White
 
91 CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
 
92  IN THE SERVICE OF GOOD WRITING
Accentuate the Positive! 
Laurie Endicott Thomas
 
94 BOOK REVIEWS
Watch Your Back! How the Pain Industry Is Costing Us More and Giving Us Less—and What You Can Do to Inform and Empower Yourself in Seeking Treatment
Reviewed by Eileen M. Girten
 
Davis’s Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications
Reviewed by Debamita Chatterjee
 
96 INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS
 
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