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MHFN - Human Factors Technical Writing and Editing course

MHFN June 2019

09:00hrs - 17:30hrs | Thursday 6 June 2019 | Cambridge


We are excited to announce that our next MHFN event will be a training seminar on Effective Technical Writing and Editing. This whole-day course will be facilitated by Barbara Grossman, from Hawkeye Medical Limited. The session will include lectures, practical hands-on exercises, and text review sessions covering the following:

  • Overview of writing & editing – substantive & technical aspects

  • Common errors in English that must be avoided

  • Punctuation specifics

  • Improving readability – being kind to your reader

  • Proofreading essentials

Tickets: £375 + booking fee per person and includes refreshments and lunch.

E-mail louisa@harvey-medical.com for booking details.

About Barbara Grossman Barbara Grossman has a passion for proofreading, quality control, and education. She is a biochemist by training and a medical writer, editor and teacher by profession, with 20+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Before starting her own medical writing and consultancy business (Hawkeye Medical Limited), she created and managed the medical writing group at Covance, the contract research organisation, working in a wide range of therapeutic areas. She has given professional development training at educational institutions and organisations such as the DIA (Drug Information Association – Europe and USA), EMWA (European Medical Writers Association) and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). She has also led many company-internal training courses. Barbara is an honorary member of EMWA, was a Treasurer (1998–2005), has been an EMWA workshop leader since 2001, served on EMWA’s Education Committee (2010–2018), she was the Education Officer for 2 years until 2016, and has been EMWA’s Vice President since May 2018. In addition, she is an Associate Editor of Medical Writing for EMWA’s journal.

Places are limited so please make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.