Professional development webinar for medical writers and editors

Posted on: 16 July 2014

The Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is offering an online professional development workshop:

Add-ins: work smarter & faster in MS Word

When: Wednesday 23 July 2014
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm AEDT
Cost: AMWA members $85, non-members $100
Presenter: Dr Hilary Cadman, Cadman Editing Services  

Places are strictly limited to 10 participants.  So don’t miss out—register now at

Completion of this workshop will count toward the AMWA PD certificate.

Workshop objective

To introduce four useful Word add-ins (PerfectIt, Editor’s Toolkit, Reference Checker and Phrase Express), and explain what each can do and how best to incorporate it into your work.  


In this workshop, for each of these add-ins, we will:
•    have a demonstration of how the add-in works
•    use the add-in on one or more sample documents
•    discuss the pros and cons of the add-in, and how to use it effectively in your work.

Participant profile

This workshop is aimed at medical writers or editors using MS Word. It is NOT suitable for Mac users unless they are running Windows within the Mac.

Workshop format

The workshop includes a mandatory pre-workshop assignment and two-hour online session. The pre-workshop assignment will be emailed to registrants on 14 July because the PerfectIt and Reference Checker free trials are only available for a limited time. The pre-workshop assignment should take no longer than one hour and must be returned by COB 20 July 2013. The two-hour online session is interactive and includes presentations, exercises and discussion.

Workshop leader

Dr Hilary Cadman has worked internationally as a scientist, university lecturer and technical editor (both in-house and freelance). She now works as a freelance technical editor and trainer. Hilary is passionate about finding better ways to work on and in her business.

**Before booking, please note that the workshop will use the Citrix Go To Webinar platform, and you must use VoIP (the computer microphone and speakers, and a headset is highly recommended as this is an interactive session). This is to avoid long distance phone call charges.

Please make sure that your computer meets the system requirements:  

If you have questions, please contact L.E. Ohman at

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