Thursday, December 27, 2007

RIP, Carol Bly

Carol Bly, Minnesota writer, essayist, dies at 77 of cancer
By Per Peterson
Beth Weatherby can’t remember the date, or even the year for that matter, but she remembers the dinner party she attended at Carol Bly’s St. Paul home a decade ago.
“It was one of the most fun evenings I’ve ever had,” said Weatherby, Southwest Minnesota State University provost/vice president for academic and student affairs. “She was so funny, and she would send, at the most surprising times, a cartoon or a line or a quick note that would have you on the floor.”
Bly, known as one of Minnesota’s most notable literary figures for her essays and strong moral voice, died Friday of ovarian cancer at the Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale. She was 77.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Advice for Medical Writers, Maybe

This advice needs some editing. Lots of it. Be wary of sites advertising advice on writing that have seven or eight grammatical or spelling errors in the first 10 grafs. Take a look.

The many faces of writing techniques can provide numerous work at home jobs. Because of the fact that internet connections have become widely common, you can now enter a writing job without the need to get employed by a regular company. As a matter of fact, freelance medical writers are now very in demand especially for those internet businesses in line with the health care services. Online transactions and business processes are now much preferred by these companies because of the simplicity they provide for both the employer and the workers.

What is a freelance medical writer? There are many types of writer jobs that mainly provide the best opportunities for people. One of them is the type which involves the creation of articles and documents that are used for medical and health programs. As you may haven noticed, there are now companies which run primarily on data management when it comes to medical services. Some of the most common ones are medical transcription work and open online consultations. In the aspect of writing, medical and health writing careers abound and it is only a matter of time before you get yourself involved in them.

Who may apply in a medical writing career? Practically, there is no limitation as to who may do medical writing. What is more important is the capability of the person to follow simple instructions together with great sense of responsibility.

Thursday, December 13, 2007