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Ruth Hadfield, PhD | Medical writing, editing & research consultant

Scientific and medical manuscript editing

I recently had an enquiry from a potential new client asking for a quote to edit an 80,000 word book manuscript. They commented: “I think we would need you to read the full manuscript and edit, but also make suggestions for appropriate structure etc. I am not sure about the labels for each type of […] Read More

The role of a medical writer in translating research into practice

Medical writers are catalysts in knowledge translation by Ruth Hadfield, PhD Recently I watched Simon Sinek’s inspiring TedTalk about how great organisations ‘Start with Why’.  It got me thinking.  I love being a freelance medical writer.  I really enjoy researching the medical literature and working on a wide variety of topics and I have no doubt that […] Read More

Oncology Conferences in Australia 2019

We have compiled the following list of oncology conferences being held in Australia in 2018 and 2019. If you would like your conference included in this list of oncology conferences please contact me. This is a free service. As an experienced medical writer, I can provide professional services for your medical meetings including record keeping, […] Read More

What is medical writing?

What does a medical writer do? Medical writing is a term that encompasses a wide range of tasks from journalism and blogging through to writing highly specialised regulatory submissions for approval of a new drug or medical device.  Very few medical writers cover the entire spectrum of medical writing, most specialise in a subset. Other […] Read More

Successful grant applications: how to think like a reviewer

What are grant reviewers looking for when they review their stack of submissions?  How can you increase your chances of impressing them? Review Process A reviewer will usually have 10-20 grant submissions to review in detail and defend to the rest of the review panel. They are expected to go into each application in detail, […] Read More

Talcum powder and ovarian cancer

Talcum powder and ovarian cancer In a recent lawsuit pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay US$72 million in damages to the family of a woman who was a prolific talcum powder user and died from ovarian cancer. However, there is concern among medical experts that the verdict is not based on […] Read More

Google grants for AdWords

Is your not-for-profit organisation eligible for a Google Grant for free Google AdWords advertising? When you make a Google search, at the top, bottom and side of the search results page advertising appears.  These advertisements are paid for by companies on a ‘pay per click’ basis; advertisements only appear when certain keywords, chosen by the […] Read More

Childhood asthma linked with apple juice consumption

Asthma is more common in children that consume drinks high in fructose five or more times per week, according to the findings of a new research study. The large study, conducted at New York Medical College, USA, found that children aged 2-9 years who regularly consumed drinks containing excess free fructose, such as apple juice […] Read More