48 episodes

Emma Hitt Nichols talks to freelance medical writers about their work

MedicalWritersSpeak's podcast Emma Hitt Nichols, PhD

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Emma Hitt Nichols talks to freelance medical writers about their work

    2-011 Writing To Be Understood—Interview with Anne Janzer

    2-011 Writing To Be Understood—Interview with Anne Janzer

    In this episode, I’m talking with Anne Janzer, who has written a book Writing To Be Understood. Anne’s book dissects what it is that makes nonfiction compelling. She talks about using stories and analogies and several other strategies that translate also to writing about medical topics.
    Anne Janzer is an award-winning author on a mission to help people communicate more effectively through writing. As a professional writer, she has worked with more than one hundred technology companies, writing in the voice of countless brands and corporate executives. She is author of four books, including Writing to be Understood: What Works and Why and The Workplace Writer's Process. Her books and online courses help writers improve their processes and communication skills, so they can share their thoughts and ideas with the world. Her latest book can be found here: https://annejanzer.com/book/writing-understood/
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    Check out the PowerPoint course for scientists and medical writers and use PPTDISCOUNT for a discount.
    Check out nascentmc.com for medical writing assistance and 6weekcourse.com for free info on getting into medical writing. 

    • 27 min
    2-009 AMA Manual of Style Tips: References and Capitalization

    2-009 AMA Manual of Style Tips: References and Capitalization

    What the American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style has to say about reference style and rules for capitalization. Warning: make sure you have had your coffee. It’s a lot of info crammed into a few minutes! Also a good idea to have your AMA manual loaded into your browser. 
    Visit http://6weekcourse.com/ama-manual-of-style-tips/ for these tips in video format.
    Check out the PowerPoint course for scientists and medical writers and use PPTDISCOUNT for a discount.
    Check out nascentmc.com for medical writing assistance and 6weekcourse.com for free info on getting into medical writing. 
     

    • 17 min
    2-008 AMWA’s Educational Offerings – Interview With Lori Alexander, Education Director

    2-008 AMWA’s Educational Offerings – Interview With Lori Alexander, Education Director

    Lori Alexander is the American Medical Writer's Association (AMWA) Past President and their current Education Director. She discusses, among other things, AMWA's plans to expand their educational offerings, especially with respect to online educational activities. She talks about some of AMWA’s current offerings, such as online webinars, interactive activities, and fast interactive training “FIT”—a nugget of training delivered in 15 minutes.
    Check out the PowerPoint course for scientists and medical writers and use PPTDISCOUNT
    Check out nascentmc.com for medical writing assistance and 6weekcourse.com for free info on getting into medical writing. 

    • 20 min
    2-007 Will Pass, DVM, Veterinarian Turned Medical Writer

    2-007 Will Pass, DVM, Veterinarian Turned Medical Writer

    In this episode, I interview Dr. Will Pass who recently transitioned from being a veterinarian to being a full time medical writer. He talks about how being a vet helped him prepare to be a medical writer and some of the benefits of working as a freelance medical writer.  
    Check out the PowerPoint course for scientists and medical writers and use PPTDISCOUNT
    Check out nascentmc.com for medical writing assistance and 6weekcourse.com for free info on getting into medical writing. 

    • 32 min
    2-006 All About P Values and What’s in That AMA Manual Anyway?

    2-006 All About P Values and What’s in That AMA Manual Anyway?

    American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style P value pointers and overview of the AMA Manual of Style contents.
    In this episode, I briefly describe what P values are; it’s a deep topic better left to statistical experts, but still, as medical writers, it’s important that we have a basic understanding. We also need to know how to format P values in the documents we write. I'll also, in this episode, give an overview of the contents of the manual, talking about how the different sections are organized and which ones are most useful to us as medical writers.
    Visit nascentmc.com/blog for the written version of these tips.
    Visit http://6weekcourse.com/ama-manual-of-style-tips/ for these tips in video format.
    Check out the PowerPoint course for scientists and medical writers and use PPTDISCOUNT
    Check out nascentmc.com for medical writing assistance and 6weekcourse.com for free info on getting into medical writing. 

    • 15 min
    2-005 Making Money With PowerPoint

    2-005 Making Money With PowerPoint

    Today I'm talking about PowerPoint. Some clients request this skill, either creating PowerPoint slide decks from scratch or reorganizing and reworking a previously created slide deck to make it more visually appealing.
    Creating engaging scientific and medical PowerPoint presentations is a skill in addition to writing that can benefit medical writers and their clients, and it's quite lucrative! Definitely worth adding to your toolbox. Find out more and how to learn the skills you might need. 
    Check out the PowerPoint course and use PPTDISCOUNT
    Check out nascentmc.com for medical writing assistance and 6weekcourse.com for free info on getting into medical writing. 

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Nicola Ch ,

Very helpful and interesting

Enjoyable and informative, this podcast was packed with information straight from the leaders of AMWA. I highly recommend it. Many thanks to Dr Hitt Nichols.

RFGordon ,

Useful podcast for those in the field!

Are you an aspiring or brand new medical writer? I currently fit that description and can say from experience it’s intimidating to start on this new path. The medical writers speak podcast gives you a place to start learning from an expert and hear from a community of medical writers to help you feel less alone and more informed as you start on this new career path! If you are already a medical writer, it’s just as useful of a resource for information, advice and ideas for your career! Thank you Dr. Nichols and the contributing writers for giving of your time to produce this resource!

Michael Dyle ,

Thank you, Medical Writers Speak

I'm really enjoying the new, 2019 MWS podcasts. I would highly recommend the podcast series to anyone interested in becoming a medical writer, learning new skills, or connecting with the community. Each episode contains incredibly useful information. Plus, Dr. Hitt Nichols and guests are entertaining. It's certainly difficult to choose favorites, but the interview episodes with Jessica Martin, Laurie Cooke, Will Pass, and Lori Alexander are fantastic. Thank you to the whole MWS podcast team.

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