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Medical Writing and Editing Training

Medical Writing and Editing Training Course Description

Medical writing and editing training covers the methods to write and interpret medical issues in an understandable and concise way that not only properly carries the message but also is interesting and persuasive.

Medical writers evaluate medical subjects in order to illustrate them as comprehensible and brief in publications such as newspaper, journals, brochures, radio and television, and instruction guidelines. Medical writers, aka health writers, are usually literary and creative people who concentrate on medical interactions, mental health data, and the broadcasting of other news in the medical area. Medical writing contains the elevation of medical improvements, health improvements, or medical training interactions. Effective medical writers demonstrate the knowledge and comprehension of medicine and science, the capability to write effectively, and a talent for performing research and correctness. They make scientific and clinical information readable and understandable for a diverse group of audiences. Medical writing and editing training will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become such a successful writer in the field of medicine, science, and health.

Medical writing and editing training is a hands-on course combined of both lectures and practical activities. Practical activities include individual/group activities and hands-on workshops.

Medical Writing Classifications

  • Scientific
    • Scientific medical writers focus on interaction projects for professional audiences, often in very specialized fields. Several scientific medical writers have backgrounds in a general or clinical science topics, and sometimes have learned writing after becoming a medical writer.
  • Non-scientific
    • Non-scientific medical writers concentrate on communications projects with non- or less technical content including newspapers or magazines health articles, patient education materials, or marketing products. Non-scientific medical writers can write for both professional and unprofessional audiences. They have backgrounds in journalism, English, communications, or a related field, and they often learn about medicine after becoming a medical writer.

Scientific and non-scientific medical writing are usually two separate career paths, though some do both kinds of medical writing. Nevertheless, it is more usual for more recognized medical writers to do both types of writing than it is for new medical writers.

Types of Medical Writers

  • Medical journalism
    • Writing for magazines and newspaper for a lay audience
  • Medical education
    • Written for doctors and patients
  • Medical marketing
    • Promotional literature directed toward healthcare professionals


Medical writing and editing training is a 2-day course designed for:

  • Medical journalists
  • Medical editors
  • Medical marketing team personnel
  • All individuals who are interested to become a medical writer

Training Objectives

Upon the completion of medical writing and editing training, the attendees are able to:

  • Evaluate their target audience to write the documents towards their needs
  • Adopt the suitable style and tone for the topic and reader
  • Design an efficient document layout, based on industry criteria
  • Apply charts, tables, diagrams and other visual methods efficiently
  • Meet a style guide
  • Proofread and edit their own work
  • Apply sentence and paragraph framework to demonstrate clarity and impact in their writing
  • Enhance the readability of their documents

Course Outline

Overview of Medical Writing

  • Medical writing definition
  • Various types of medical writing
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Domains
  • Who are your audience?

Types of Medical Writing

  • Medical journalism
  • Medical education
    • For Physicians
    • For Patients
  • Medical marketing of healthcare products
    • Promotional literature
    • Sales force training manuals
    • Internet material for physicians and patients
  • Publication and presentation
    • Journal articles
    • Abstracts
    • Posters & presentations for scientific meetings and conferences
  • Research documents
    • Clinical trial guidelines
    • Investigators′ brochure
    • Informed consent documents
    • Study reports
    • Research proposals
  • Regulatory documents
    • Package inserts
    • Clinical study reports, web outlines
    • Subject descriptions
    • Regulatory submission documents

Medical Writing Demands

  • Pharmaceutical and healthcare product corporations
  • Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
  • Business/Knowledge Process Outsourcing companies (BPOs/ KPOs)
  • Scientific content and healthcare communication organizations
  • Media & publishing firms
  • Medical Journals Academic medical agencies
  • Medical and scientific societies and associations
  • Healthcare websites

Domain knowledge

  • Medical & therapeutic expertise
  • Drug development procedure
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug safety
  • Statistics
  • Technical instructions

General Knowledge and Skills

  • English language & grammar
  • Literature and reference research
  • Interpretation and presentation of research results
  • Ethical & legal concerns

Successful Medical Writers Competencies

  • The capability to fully comprehend and grasp the goal and requirements of a study/project
  • The capability to write at a level suitable to the intended audience
  • The ability to perform comprehensive research on the subject
  • The capability to think, rational thought system and ideas
  • The ability of possessing scientific accuracy
  • Detail oriented
  • The capability to work in multidisciplinary teams as well as individually
  • Outstanding communication & coordination skills
  • Effective time management to meet the deadlines and commitments

Scientific Documents Writing Process

  • Understanding the project description completely
  • Performing a thorough literature search & review of information
  • Writing and collecting the document
  • Reviewing the material
  • Formatting & editing
  • Approval and sign off
  • Electronic publishing

Fundamental Writing Skills

  • Sentences construction
  • Paragraph construction
  • The English
  • Writing to interact your points
  • Your target audience and readers

Getting Ready to Write

  • Perform effective research
  • Taking advantage of research tools
  • Readability tests
  • Design, construct, and write a successful feature article
  • Assessing the potential readers and write to attract their attention

Manuals and Reports

  • Clear, understandable writing
  • Writing to your target readers
  • How to write longer materials such as manuals
  • Generating successful patient communications
  • Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)
  • Generating scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals

Editing and Proofreading

  • Document review process
  • Various types and levels of editing
  • Proofreading competencies
  • Editing and proofreading symbols, based on British Standard BS 5261 standard

How to Write SOPs and Regulatory Documents

  • Developing Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Regulatory documents writing process
    • Outlining
    • Writing
    • Submitting

Writing for the Healthcare Websites

  • Publishing the patient information and advice online
  • What are the advantages and issues?
  • Successful web writing requirements
  • Framework of websites and web pages
  • The medical writers roles in developing online material

Regulatory Documents

  • Procedures
  • Clinical investigation reports
  • Patient flyers
  • Safety synopses
  • Product’s specifications description
  • Investigator leaflets

Marketing Documents

  • Manuscripts
  • Abstracts
  • Conference proceedings
  • Literature reviews
  • Training material
  • Advertising

TONEX Hands-on Workshop

  • Understanding the project
  • Outlining
  • Recognizing your audience
  • Writing clear and comprehensive
  • Interpreting the data and results
  • Be precise
  • Write to the point
  • Using active voice
  • Reviewing
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Providing all the submission requirements (if applicable)
  • Submitting
  • Evaluating in the class

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