Effective Technical Writing & Editing

This one-day In-house training programme will provide your team with a practical guide to the foundations of effective technical writing and editing and apply them to your role in the workplace.

In-house Training and Consultancy Services

This one-day In-house training programme will provide your team with a practical guide to the foundations of effective technical writing and editing and apply them to your role in the workplace.

Your next step is to call us now on +44 (0)20 7729 6677 or email us at info@falconbury.co.uk or use our contact form and find out how we can help. There are no commitments, and if we cannot help our advice and recommendations are free of charge.

Sample programme

Overview of writing and editing – substantive and technical aspects, for example:

• 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

Further improving readability – being kind to your reader, for example:

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

Final checks including proofreading

• Why this is more than just a spell check

Writing tips and tools

• Software
• Checklists
• Style guides
• Systematic checks

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

Recommended trainer

Barbara Grossman is a biochemist by training and a medical writer, editor and teacher by profession. In addition to her passions for proofreading, quality control and education, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 30 years, with 20+ years’ experience of medical writing and editing. Barbara has a broad experience in the therapeutic area as well as vast experience of quality control (QC) checking documents to ensure compliance with client and regulatory requirements. She also obtained extensive hands-on experience in preparation of a variety of clinical documents including: investigator brochures; protocols; ICH-compliant clinical study reports (CSRs); safety reports; summary documents; common technical documents (CTDs).

Barbara has prepared, reviewed and implemented company standard operating procedures (SOPs) and managed several large writing programmes. She developed and managed a global medical writing group (at Covance), the international contract research organisation.

Barbara has given professional development training at academic institutions and organisations such as: the DIA (Drug Information Association – Europe and USA); EMWA (European Medical Writers Association); Management Forum; NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence); RQA (formerly BARQA – British Association of Research Quality Assurance); company-internal training courses. In addition, she was a member of the ICR (Institute of Clinical Research) ‘Study Start-up Expert Working Group’ Barbara is a Fellow of EMWA. She has been an EMWA workshop leader since 2001, was Treasurer from 1998 to 2005, has served on the EMWA Professional Development Committee since 2010, and was the Education Officer for 2 years until May 2016.