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