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We blog from Toothy’s Wordshop – mainly about writing, science, remote working, business, culture, parenting, tech and gaming. Sometimes superheroes too. Stick around for tips, tricks, hacks and perspectives.

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Med Comms Day 2022

Illuminating the path towards healthcare communications Without a shadow of a doubt, medical communication has influenced most people’s lives one way or another throughout the years. From cleverly-placed TV ads teaching us the importance of brushing our teeth twice daily (sharing the opinions of ‘9 out of 10 dentists’), to respecting social distancing policies and […]

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Toothy’s Dream

I dreamed a (medical writing) dream… Every night, as Toothy laid his head down on his pillow and closed his eyes, he had the same dream… In it, he was transported to an awe-inspiring world; this was a land where like-minded monsters could realise their full career potential. He imagined a world where medical writing […]

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5 ways to inject more humanness into your copy

Warmth. Empathy. Emotion. These three words certainly aren’t the ones that jump to mind when you think of medical communications, are they? And considering that the medical profession is centred around keeping humans well and healthy, this is weird, right? Sure, medicine is confusing. From doctors with their stereotypical illegible writing, to surgeons in films […]

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International Men’s Day

Today is International Men’s Day (IMD), a day where we can celebrate the contributions and value that men bring to the world, their families and communities. So, let’s all first embrace the nearest bloke we see (I’m sure they’ll understand), and then read on to learn about the six pillars on which IMD is founded:1 […]

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Press release for the launch of Word Monster in Australia

Word Monster goes global as medical writing support service sweeps Sydney The company now offer their life-first and remote-only workstyle to medical writers and healthcare clients in Australia Today sees the launch of Word Monster (a Monster Medical Group company) in Sydney, Australia. The expansion aims to help curb the extreme surge in global demand […]

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The 6 AM Club

Have you ever read a self-help book? We are always on the lookout for tips on how to “get double the amount of work done in half the time” or “perfect your daily routine to become a productivity machine”. And, with so much advice out there, we have often found ourselves really straying down the […]

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How to take writing feedback without feeling anxious

It’s never nice being told that your writing has missed the mark. But there’s something about creative work that makes taking feedback particularly hard to take – even for seasoned wordfolk. For starters, creativity comes from the heart, because it’s heavily influenced by your memories and your experiences. And that makes it feel extra personal. […]

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How to give writing feedback that works for everyone

What’s the worst professional feedback you’ve ever received? Can you still remember how you felt? Now take that gut-busting feeling, get your emotional calculator out, and multiply that feeling by about a hundred. Maybe even two hundred. That’s how writers feel when they get feedback. You see, there’s something about writers that makes every ounce […]