RE: Courses that teach "technical writing" in a medical lab report context?

Subject: RE: Courses that teach "technical writing" in a medical lab report context?
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:41:50 +0000

Hello Bob,

You probably want to hook up with AMWA, American Medical Writers Association. Check out their web site -- I believe there are a lot of resources for this.

Also, their style bible seems to be the AMA (American Medical Association) Manual of Style.

Personally, I would advise locating online other examples of these documents put out by other large medical device companies, at least those posted publicly, and study them. There's no substitute for seeing the real thing in action. It's just a question of absorbing that particular voice and (general) writing style. But training could be helpful.

Hope that helps a little.

Steve

On Monday, February 13, 2017 2:04 PM, Emoto wrote:

All,

I work at a big medical device company. Was just approached by a manager whose people write up reports on laboratory results, QC testing results, etc. These reports are descriptive of things that have happened during research, experiments, and testing. They prefer passive voice, and the use of the kind of language typically found in FDA-regulated research.

Can anyone think of any particular class or training that he could bring in that would help his people (who are all scientists) to write in a way more consistent with the above? It is more medical/scientific writing than technical writing, but I figured someone here might be aware of something.

Thanks,

Bob

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy and content development | http://techwhirl.com

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


Follow-Ups:

References:
Courses that teach "technical writing" in a medical lab report context?: From: Emoto

Previous by Author: RE: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home
Next by Author: RE: where to hyphenate: non-native-English-speaking ?
Previous by Thread: Re: Courses that teach "technical writing" in a medical lab report context?
Next by Thread: Re: Courses that teach "technical writing" in a medical lab report context?


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads