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Volume 35 No 2
Balancing Science and Promotion in Medical Writing
>Anita Bhat and Chinmayee Joshi
Bhat and Joshi explore the reasons for the increasing promotional influence in medical writing and the potential solutions, which include the role of a medical writer, to restore a balance between science and promotion.
Outsourcing Services of Regulatory Submission Writing in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Readers are introduced to the developments and status of the CRO industry and scientific writing in China. What are the benefits and risks of outsourcing services in regulatory writing? What can be learned about best practices for the future?
ICMJE Proposes a New Author Disclosure Form for Work Submitted to Medical Journals
ICMJE’s new author disclosure form provides greater transparency and benefits for both authors and medical journal stakeholders.
The AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors—What’s New in the 11th Edition
>Kelly Schrank, Stacy L. Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin
An insider’s look into the new AMA Manual of Style. What are the key changes? What resources are provided along with this new edition?
Lifting the Veil on Compensation for Employed Medical Communicators
What are the benefits of the AMWA 2019 Medical Communication Compensation Report for those employed as medical communicators? Watson provides a detailed look at thewealth of information available in this report.
74 AROUND THE CAREER BLOCK
Strategies to Advance Your Medical Writing Career Part II: Identifying Opportunities and Developing Skills
>Yanni Wang and Lindsey Summers
The second part of the series, this Q&A-style piece focuses on common career paths, positions, and the opportunities available to those interested in progressing their medical writing career.
77 EVERYDAY ETHICS
Guiding Ethical Interactions with Health Care Professionals: Follow the Codes
What are the ethical considerations for collaboration between medical health care professionals? What codes of conduct are relevant and can ensure transparency?
80 FREELANCE FOCUS
>Brian Bass, Lori De Milto, Cathryn D. Evans, and Ruwaida Vakil
Why is confidence important in succeeding as a freelancer? How did you build your confidence?
Why is in-person networking still important in the digital age?
82 STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
The Evaluation of Efficacy, or How Do We Know Whether a Treatment Works? Part 1
>Thomas M. Schindler and Helen Bridge
What is the difference between efficacy and effectiveness, and why is this an important distinction? In the first part of this series, Schindler and Bridge discuss how evaluating efficacy might not be as straightforward as you think.
87 MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
Freedom to Write: New Tools for Streamlining Document Development From Start to Finish
>Elizabeth Clarke and Krithi Bindal
Want to free up your time so that you can focus more on writing? This article provides insight on selected automation tools for the medical writer.
92 SOCIAL MEDIA
Many in the medical writing community are facing unique challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Lynam shares how strategic approaches to social media can improve networking and staying abreast of changes within the medical writing industry.
Predatory Publishing – What Medical Communicators Need to Know
>Andrea Bucceri, Peter Hornung, and Thomas M. Schindler
What do medical communicators need to know about predatory publishers and predatory practices? How can you help authors navigate this issue?
101 AMWA NEWS
From the President
American Medical Writers Association Annual Financial Report, 2018-2019
>Julie L. Phelan
Medical Writer Certified
>David B. Clemow
AMWA’s Second Medical Writing Executives Forum: Redefining Talent Acquisition, Development, and Engagement—Ideas to Action
>Cynthia L. Kryder