The September 2014 issue of Medical Writing is now available
This issue, ‘Non-clinical Health Writing’, describes areas tangential to medical writing in which medical writers can work. The purpose is to help open new avenues of career advancement and business development for medical writers. We are pleased to present articles on a wide range of topics, including medical writing for veterinary medicine, cosmetics, chemicals, pesticides, nanomaterials, in vitro diagnostics, and bioanalytical reports.
Elsewhere in this issue, in addition to all the usual features, you will find an article on key factors a pharmaceutical company should look into when outsourcing medical writing services and an article on how professional medical writers should work with authors to develop high-quality, ethical clinical manuscripts. The issue also includes a letter to the editor – and response – about the freelance business survey published in the March 2013 issue of Medical Writing. As part of the response, the authors of the freelance survey provide a new article comparing the costs of salaried and freelance medical writers working in Europe.
The December 2014 issue, ‘Post-approval Medical Writing’, complements the June issue, which was on ‘Regulatory Writing Basics’. The December issue is already closed to new contributions, but if you would like to contribute to the March 2015 issue (‘Plain Language’, deadline November 2, 2014), or if you have any questions or ideas, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.