Wednesday, March 13 – Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Medical Writing for Technical Writers

Are you a technical writer who wants to broaden your horizons? One area to consider is medical writing.

Medical writing represents an important subclass of technical writing that can be roughly divided into either regulatory or non-regulatory medical writing.

The barrier to entry into the field is high, particularly on the regulatory side, but so is demand for experienced medical writers, making this one of the most lucrative areas of technical writing for those with the requisite skills and background.

In this talk, I will explain the work flows and typical document types of both regulatory and non-regulatory medical writing, as well as strategies for breaking into either area.

Don’t forget to buy tickets.

About the speaker:

Dennis Bittner, PhD, spent 20 years in the life science tools market at a variety of managerial positions (marketing, sales, training, technical support) before transitioning in 2013 to a new career in medical writing as an individual contributor. Dennis earned a BS in Biology at UCLA and a PhD from the Dept of Biological Chemistry in the UCLA School of Medicine focused on developmental biology.

Event info

Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6 p.m.

Location: Highlands Country Club 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

6:00 to 7:00 pm: Networking, conversation & dinner
7:00 to 7:15 pm: Announcements
7:15 to 8:30 pm: Presentation
8:30 to 9:00 pm: Conversation, follow up on job announcements
9:00 to 9:15 pm: Clear the room; move conversations to the sidewalk

Important notes:

  • Ride sharing. Do you need a ride to the meeting? Contact and we will try to match you with someone who is driving or help to arrange a ride from Rockridge BART.
  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings for the regular price.
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for Berkeley STC General Meetings at the member price.
  • Non-members can attend. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings. See the link above for tickets.
  • Tell us if you’re hiring or job-hunting. Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions or to announce that they are searching for work. Feel free to bring job listings, resumes, or business cards for distribution.

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