Professional Writing Essay

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Professional Writing

To answer the question of what professional writing is, there are many available avenues. Almost every career field imaginable can involve some sort of “professional writing” or vital usage of rhetoric. There is no strict definition of professional writing. Communications can take this form in marketing and advertising, social science, engineering, business management, education, political science, natural science and life science among many others. I will examine, more closely, the latter of the group, life science, particularly in the human medical world, an area where professional writing refers to following strict sets of guidelines and appeasing to pressures applied for several different source; not merely a
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Pharmaceutical writers may also have to deal with different countries’ requirements for testing, marketing, and documentation. Add in the tumultuous nature of the industry’s corporate make-up, and a pharmaceutical writer can have more obstacles on his hands than anything else (Bonk, 319). This all lends a higher standard to these writers, and one that potential employers hold them to in a strict manner, both before and after the hiring process.

Pharmaceutical drugs face a rigorous process before their submissions to the proper regulatory agencies. Thus, these agencies will usually require all of these processes to be documented. The writer must include information on its basic molecular design, nonclinical research on its efficacy and safety, clinical research involving further complex testing in human subjects, a submission of an application in order to obtain licensing, and data concerning safety and other relevant issues from real-life usage. It is critical that every study involved in each process along the way comprises its own separate documentation or report. Even after all of these elements are included, other burdens may arrive through international regulation, or even just the transfer of a document to another country (Bonk, 320-323).

Unfortunately for the writers, not all regulatory agencies around the globe are as efficient as the United States Food and Drug Administration, which assigns reviewers according to their area of

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