Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It Is Still Spring

The summer issue of the AMWA Journal will soon be hitting the Web and the mailboxes of print subscribers. But before it does, please take another look back at the spring issue. It was the first issue with my name listed as Editor, but in truth, its contents can be credited, to a very large degree, to Lori Alexander, who is now our Editor Emeritus and my invaluable, ever-available consultant. Thank you, Lori! And thank you to all the journal contributors. With each issue, we hope to provide a valuable, eclectic look at the world of medical writing. In the spring issue, you can learn about language translation, compendial science, designing documents with the FDA audience in mind, creating continuing medical education, and a lot more.

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1 comment:

  1. Greetings:

    I saw the blog promo in the summer issue of the AMWA Journal (paper version) and decided I'd spend a few minutes here this morning.

    It's nice to see that this blog exists, but it doesn't seem to be getting much traffic. Or am I missing something?

    This comment relates to the article "Are We Certifiable?" by Lori Alexander back in 2011. Lori's excellent and thought-provoking article is shown as a popular post in the right hand column of this blog.

    As you well know, certification for medical writers is a very timely topic. That's why the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS.org) has begun a series of daily tweets on this topic. We are tweeting once each day during the month of July, using the Twitter handle @BELS_Editors. Each tweet offers a different helpful resource related to the first 30 of the 68 KSAs identified in the AMWA job analysis survey last year. These KSAs are considered essential to basic competence in medical writing and will serve as the foundation of material to be tested on the certification exam.

    If you know anyone who is interested in building competence in medical writing, editing, and social media, the BELS tweet series may be of interest to them. We have received expressions of interest from people in New York, Canada, Italy, and the UK. Some are newcomers to the field, while others are veterans. We expect to host a one-hour tweet chat on this topic in early August.

    If someone wants to join, it's not too late. He or she just needs to visit the BELS page on Twitter (@BELS_Editors) and hit the Follow button. A list of previous tweets can be found, in chronological order, at #cmwesm.

    Best wishes with your blog.

    Don H.
    Downingtown, Pennsylvania

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