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: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>, Keith Mahoney <kamahoney1965 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:26:02 -0500

Thank you both for the responses!

The AMWA site appears to have a lot to offer.

Bob

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 5:37 PM, Keith Mahoney <kamahoney1965 -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:
>
> Hello Emoto -
>
> I was a Medical Device Pubs Manager (Labels and Labeling) back in the day
and we used to try to bound things with SOPs and SOIs, use a lot of flow
charts, and short paragraphs - this also helped with sending folks to the
same docs for the same processes/procedures.
>
> KAM


On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 5:41 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
wrote:
>
> 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.
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RE: Courses that teach "technical writing" in a medical lab report context?: From: Janoff, Steven

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