Writing Tips & More

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Blogging for Profit

On January 24, 2016, AMWA New England hosted a roundtable brunch. The topic of my roundtable was Blogging--for clients as well as my freelance business. We discussed the differences in writing for various audiences. For example, when I started writing blog posts for...

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What I learned at AMWA 2015

I had a good trip to the national meeting of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). In a few days I learned a lot, and I want to share some of the highlights of the meeting with you. The best thing about AMWA is the number of people I met and networked with....

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Writing in Groups

When manuscripts are written in groups, it is typical for each author or team member to write one section. When the sections are all written, the team comes together to read and make the manuscript into one voice. While this is one way to write manuscripts in groups,...

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Ethical Standards in Medical Publication 

This year I will be co-teaching Ethical Standards in Medical Publication with Cindy Hamilton. As we prepare our course materials, I want to share the most common issues in scientific papers with you. They are: plagiarism, duplicate publication, redundant publication,...

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Reducing Reliance on PowerPoint Slides

At the national conference, Eric Bergman, author of 5 Steps to Conquer 'Death by PowerPoint,' presented an open session that stood the concept of PowerPoint presentations on its head when he pointed out that audience members do not have the cognitive ability to...

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Know your Strengths and Weaknesses

As I just mentioned, the early part of the year is a good time to honestly evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Do your current projects take advantage of your strengths? Do they allow you to work on your weaknesses?   Remember-- Everyone has strengths and...

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