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Subject:Re: Medical and scientific writing From:"Ivie, Guy" <GuyI -at- CORPMAIL -dot- FOLLETT -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 1 Apr 1997 07:38:00 PST
I'd suggest you take some pre-med classes or classes in the sciences in
order to gain some background knowledge and become familiar with the
language. Then check with biomed companies in your area (medical software
companies might be a good choice, since they would make use of the
training you have with computers) and try to set up an internship. Also
check with your school. I got my first "real" tech writing job via my
university's co-op program. The 3 month co-op turned into a full-time job
that lasted 4 years.
From: TECHWR-L[SMTP:TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU]
Sent: 31 March 1997 12:39 pm
Subject: Medical and scientific writing
I am a student studying English at BYU. I am hoping to write for a
company in the medical industry when I graduate. Unfortunately, the
technical writing class that I am taking now focuses much more on the
writing of computer manuals and the like because that is the are of
my instructor's expertise. I am seeking any information you can
offer on possible internships or even pharmaceutical or biotech
companies that might hire a recent graduate. Are there any
significant differences that I should be aware of between scientific
writing and technical (or computer manual) writing?