A writer’s role in drug development: a guide to getting started in regulatory medical writing by Dr Debbie Brix Reynolds and supported by Certara Insight, published August 2022
This guide aims to provide an insight into regulatory medical writing with a focus on drug development as opposed to medical devices, although writers work in both areas. It explores the roles and attributes of the writer, tips on winning your first regulatory writing role and help in deciding whether this would be the career for you, drawing comparisons with working in MedComms.
This issue includes seven personal profiles written by current specialists in regulatory medical writing, describing their personal journeys and the day-to-day work they now do.
This careers guide about regulatory medical writing is freely available here, published by NetworkPharma Ltd in August 2022.
Pubication of this careers guide has been supported by Certara Insight
About the author; Debbie Brix Reynolds
Debbie is a freelance medical writer and communications consultant, specialising in regulatory writing, based in Southport. After gaining her BSc in applied biochemistry from the University of Liverpool and her doctorate in cardiovascular physiology from the University of Glasgow, Debbie undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Glasgow and at the Wales Heart Research Institute, University of Cardiff. After realising that academia wasn’t for her, Debbie made the leap from academic to medical writer in 2005, securing a role at Dianthus Medical where she gained experience in the many aspects of medical writing. In 2011, she became a freelancer, working for a variety of clients within the pharmaceutical industry.
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