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Senior Medical Writer / Principle Medical Writer - Oxford or London



Business Type: Medical Communications Agency, Medical Education Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Not Specified
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: UK - Midlands (East)
Reference: 40992-npj
Background:
Will consider London based candidates if able to work one day from Oxford after 1st 3 months based in Oxford Office.

Role : provision of medical writing, editing and proof-reading services to account teams.

Secondary : Internal team communications, client liaison.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITY

Medical Writing and Editing:
  • Be aware of the stages of a project that may require medical writing, editing and proof-reading.
  • Confirm specification for each project (e.g. objectives, target audience, word count) with the Editorial Director/Account Manager/Account Director as appropriate.
  • Work within the job specification, including time allocation and agreed budgets, flagging up any variances in advance to the account team.
  • Undertake writing of manuscripts as required by account teams. (N.B. "manuscript" refers to all types of writing work, including clinical papers and PowerPoint slides.)
  • Ensure writing work is of high scientific and literary standards and meets objectives.
  • Undertake research in the therapy area to allow effective writing.
  • Be aware of the editorial style required.
  • Highlight areas where feedback is required from client or author, so that any queries are clear to the account team and the client/author.
  • Provide sets of validated references as required, working in collaboration with the account teams.
  • Understand the process of editing a manuscript (including illustrations, tables and references), journal proofs and printer colour proofs.
  • Develop an eye for detail and ensure consistency within and between relevant documents.
  • Incorporate editorial comments and solve queries to present a ''finished'' final document to the account team.
  • Develop an understanding of the different types of proof-reading - rough reading and close reading - and when they should be used.
  • Learn proof-reading marks and use when appropriate.


Posted: 09/08/2012 | NPJ Ref: 84812
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