Technical Writing for the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotech Industries

Duration 90 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19K1116

  • Understand the mandates for documentation set forth by the regulators, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and other governing bodies
  • Know how the reporting process supports products in research, development, and the marketplace
  • Understand how documents work in tandem from initial correspondence about a project to an approved protocol, amendments, and final study report
  • Know how to produce effective written correspondence
  • Understand how to assess and write to the audience
  • Know how to organize and deliver information based on the message
  • Understand how to structure reports
  • Understand the innate structures of English grammar
  • Know how to create grammatically sound passages
  • Understand how the active and passive voices work and how to choose the most appropriate one for the type of writing you are doing
  • Have a working knowledge of punctuation marks and their role in making documents readable
  • Know how to review and revise documents
  • Understand your own writing patterns and know the answers to your questions about the English language
  • Have increased confidence in writing and revising documents

Overview of the webinar

This technical writing training program will offer attendees an understanding of how the reporting process supports products in research, development, and in the marketplace. This virtual session will highlight the mandates for documentation set forth by the regulators, such as the FDA, the ISO, and other governing bodies. The program will train attendees on effectively reviewing and revising documents and assessing your audience, in effect producing effective written correspondence.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who wants an in-depth and comprehensive overview of the structure of the language and writing within the broad range of reporting that the industry requires
  • Research and Development Departments
  • Quality Assurance Departments
  • Information Technology Departments
  • Manufacturing Departments
  • Operations Departments
  • Production Departments
  • Documentation Departments

Why should you attend?

This course will address how to write effective correspondence and reports in support of your company’s activities. Attendees will learn how to organize and deliver information for the intended audience. They will also learn how to write clear and readable documents, and how to revise and refine your own and others’ writing. The course will provide an overview of sound grammatical conventions, address problematic areas of the English language, and afford opportunities to address specific language issues.

Faculty - Ms. Joy L. McElroy

Upon earning a degree in Zoology at North Carolina State University, Joy began working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in 1992 at Pharmacia & UpJohn performing Environmental Monitoring and Sterility Testing.  Her work allowed her to move into a supervisory role at Abbott Laboratories where she oversaw the Quality Control Lab.  In 1998 Joy moved to Wyeth Lederle and worked in Quality Assurance, performing GMP Compliance audits, batch record reviews, and holding annual GMP training for new employees. After working in Quality Assurance for a few years, Joy moved into Equipment Qualification and Cleaning Validation at Mallinckrodt.

With 19 years of experience as a consultant, and over 25 years total experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, Joy has gained extensive knowledge of Quality Assurance, Technical Writing, Process and Cleaning Validation, and Equipment Qualification and Computer System Validation and Part 11 Compliance. She has written and executed Equipment Qualifications and Validation Protocols for numerous Companies such as Mallinckrodt, Wyeth Lederle, Merck, BioMerieux, Catalent, and Biotest, Novartis, Imprimis, Cody Laboratories, and Xceilence.

Her knowledge, experience, have made her a highly sought-after engineer, technical writer, and trainer in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.  Joy specializes in Equipment Qualification, Cleaning Validation, and GMP Compliance Auditing, and technical writing, and GMP, Audit Preparation, and SOP writing training, Computer System Validation and Part Compliance.

In 2019 she opened her own company, McElroy Training and Consultancy, LLC which provides consultants for various projects as well as on and off - site training to pharmaceutical and biotech companies throughout the United States.

 

Joy also spends her time mentoring and speaking as an Empowerment Speaker. Her goal is to empower people all over the world to live their dreams though implementing 5 simple techniques she has learned and applied through the years.

 

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