Effective Technical Writing & Editing

Expert advice on how to write and edit scientific and medical texts, technical documents and those documents needed for regulatory submission

24 Sep 2019

GBP 699
EUR 979
USD 1,090

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About this course

This interactive course will provide a practical guide to the foundations of effective technical writing and editing. With a combination of lectures, hands-on exercises and text review sessions, this course will enable you to improve your writing and editing skills, and apply them to your role in the workplace.

Key betefits of attending:

  • Gain practical tips to improve your writing and editing skills
  • Ensure you consider logic, text flow and wordiness, as well as accuracy
  • Learn how to improve readability – be kind to your reader
  • Discuss techniques for tables, graphs and flow charts

Who should attend?

This course has been designed for all those writing or editing scientific and medical texts, as well as technical documents, including those who prepare documents for regulatory submissions.

The course will be relevant for anyone preparing texts about pharmaceutical and veterinary products and medical devices. It is suitable for native and non-native English speakers.


Introduction and welcome

Overview of writing and editing – substantive and technical aspects:

  • Considering logic, text flow and wordiness, as well as accuracy
  • Looking at details such as language editing, reference style, abbreviations and acronyms
  • Preparing a clear message for the intended reader

Punctuation specifics

  • Why punctuate?

** Punctuation marks including:
** Paired punctuation marks
** Serial commas
** Bulleted lists
** Apostrophes

Further improving readability – being kind to your reader:

  • Rewriting texts for maximum effectiveness
  • Improving tables, graphs and flow charts

Final checks including proofreading

  • Why this is more than just a spell check

** The practicalities

Writing tips and tools

  • Software
  • Checklists
  • Style guides
  • Systematic checks

Working with co-authors and editors, reviewers and other team members

  • Upfront decisions
  • Giving feedback effectively

Final discussion

Practical hands-on exercises and text review sessions will take place throughout the day.

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24 Sep 2019
24 Sep 2019 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 699.00
EUR 979.00
USD 1,090.00
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  • Ares Trading S.A.
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  • Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH
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  • Cancer Research UK
  • Colorcon Ltd
  • CooperVision Manufacturing Ltd
  • Dentsply Sirona Implants
  • DLRC Ltd
  • Elanco Animal Health
  • Gaming Technical Solutions Ltd
  • Genethics Regulatory Services Ltd
  • GSK
  • Martindale Pharma
  • MHRA
  • MHRA - Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
  • Molnlycke Health Care
  • Nutricia
  • Pharmaceutical Company
  • Prometic Biosciences
  • Roche Products Ltd
  • Sanofi Aventis Recherche et Développement
  • Statens Serum Institut
  • Team Consulting
  • Université Paris Sud
  • Wockhardt (UK) Ltd

Barbara was clearly very experienced in the field and this came through in her presenting, along with a friendly and approachable style.

Kelly Jeffs, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, CooperVision Manufacturing Ltd

All management forum staff were very friendly. The day was informative but also nicely informal and the staff contributed to setting the tone. This made for a very enjoyable training experience.

Natalie Shortt, Human Factors Consultant, Medical Device Usability

The course content covered everything I required.

Harpreet Johal, Scientific Assessor, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The content of the course was very valuable and in particular [it offered a] practical allowing implementation [on] the very next day at work. It was presented in a very clear and logical way by the speaker who had a wealth of knowledge and experience. What a pleasure and honor to meet and work with Barbara.

Natalie Tsolaki, Medical Manager, Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH

All aspects of the course were good. I was engaged and enjoyed the exercises throughout the course

Sadia Ahmed, QMS Specialist Licence To Operate, Roche Products Ltd

Good content and presentation. Fun and interactive speaker

Faiz Aziz, Technologist , Colorcon

Very in-depth, useful and enjoyable course. Thank you.

Sophie Andrews, Medical Affairs Assistant, Nutricia

Content was informative and presented very well. Speaker was clear in the delivery of content.

Andrew Hafford, QC Manager, ProMetic Biosciences Ltd

The course was very helpful in terms of common technical mistakes in medical writing.

Sviatlana Starchenka, Method Development Scientist, Allergy Therapeutics Ltd

Useful for professionals writing regulatory responses and academic reviews

Sviatlana Starchenka, Method Development Scientist, Allergy Therapeutics Ltd