Health and medical writing and editing: opportunities and pitfalls
Mark Ragg started his working life as a doctor, moved to journalism, then added health and medical editing. He has worked on information for the public and for professionals, for print and online, with government, academia and NGOs. He has learnt along the way about extensions to his core skills – research, publishing, consultancy. He will speak about the skills and attributes needed, and opportunities for work, the benefits and perils of specialisation and the need to constantly look ahead.
Mark Ragg draws on earlier careers in medicine (emergency departments) and journalism (Sydney Morning Herald) to inform his work writing, editing, researching and consulting. He’s an Adjunct Fellow in Indigenous Health in the Graduate School of Health at UTS, an editor with Croakey, and sits on the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.
Date: Tuesday, 7 April
Time: 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start
Venue: Level 1, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, City
Cost: $25 members; $35 non members
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