Professional Writing and Editing Integrity

I am a member of the American Medical Writer’s Association (AMWA) and uphold their Code of Ethics.  The core tenet is here:

To uphold the dignity and honor of their profession and of AMWA, medical communicators should accept these ethical principles and engage only in activities that bring credit to their profession, to AMWA, and to themselves.

This means I commit to abiding by the standards and regulations agreed upon for each writing/editing project, including the standards set by external regulatory bodies. I further commit to uphold the principles of rigor, balance, confidentiality, and professional judgement.

For manuscripts and presentation materials, I also adhere to the AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers. Notably, I commit to following appropriate guidelines and regulations,  including Good Publication Practice (GPP3), International Journal of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations, and the CONSORT reporting guidelines. I further commit to appropriate disclosure of writing/editing services, including my name, my highest degree, and the source of funding.

Confidentiality: Your documents are confidential and will not be shared with outside parties, unless required by law.

Copyright: The copyright for each document transfers to the client upon payment in full.

Plagiarism: On writing projects, I generate 100% original work. For editing projects, I expect to receive original work and will use plagiarism detection software. If a problem is detected, I will work with you to clarify the work that needs adjustment before editing can begin.

Student work: I believe that actively participating in the writing process is crucial to student development. Therefore I do not offer writing and editing of work assigned for academic classes.