Hope J Lafferty

Medical Writer | Science Editor | Speaker and Trainer | Writing Coach, Hope Lafferty Communications

Hope J. Lafferty, AM, ELS As a board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences, Hope has more than 20 years' experience as a science editor. In the mid-1990s, Hope served as marketing director for one of the first Internet broadcasters in Austin, Texas. From there, she worked for many years as a technical writer at the Department of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where she developed a style guide for standards and practices in the process industry. She then worked as an editorial manager at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in the Departments of Urology and Medicine. In 2009, Hope started her own consultancy, where she works with scientist-writers in the pharmaceutical industry and in academic environments.

Hope has led seminars at the annual conferences of the Council of Science Editors and the American Medical Writers Association, as well as at the University of Houston, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.



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Top 10 Writing Mistakes for Medical Researchers

Modeled after David Letterman's Top 10 List, this session outlines best practices in contemporary biomedical writing. After counting down each mistake, useful and immediately applicable solutions help audiences view their own writing in new ways.

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Top 10 Writing Mistakes for Pharmaceutical Consultants and Technical Writers

Modeled after David Letterman's Top 10 List, this session outlines best practices in contemporary pharmaceutical writing. After counting down each mistake, useful and immediately applicable solutions help audiences view their own writing in new ways.

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Editing Your Own Work (After you've read it 1000 times)

In this webinar, Hope will present the lessons she's learned over her career as a science and medical writer and editor. By identifying simple solutions to common problems, writers at every level will have tools to improve their ability to edit, proofread, and finalize their manuscripts, grants, presentations, and technical documents with greater facility.

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The Write Toolkit for Medical Researchers: Tips for Better Abstracts, Manuscripts and Grants

In this webinar, Hope will present the lessons she's learned over her career as a scientific and medical writer and editor. By identifying simple solutions to common problems, early career scientists and medical researchers will have tools to improve their ability to write, edit, and organize their manuscripts, grants, and presentations, and ultimately increase their academic and research productivity.