Helping Experts Help the Court: An Introduction to Editing Medical-Legal Reports

Presenter: Jahleen Turnbull-Sousa
 Number of sessions: 2

Presenter: Jahleen Turnbull-Sousa
Length: Two sessions of 1 hour each
Language: English
Level: Intermediate
Type: Informational
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Medical expert witnesses have the tall order of producing clear, credible, and compelling medical-legal reports for the court. In this webinar, learn how editors can help experts help the court by providing quality assurance services tailored to the experts’ needs and those of the lay-person audience.

This two-part webinar will introduce attendees to medical-legal report editing and provide tips and tricks for success in this interesting and expanding field.

Part 1:

  • Overview of the medical-legal field
  • What are medical-legal reports?
  • Why expert witnesses need editors
  • Why work in this field?

Part 2:

  • Review of “Helpful/Unhelpful Report Excerpts” handout
  • 10 tips for medical-legal editing
  • How to break into the field and find clients

Jahleen is a writer-editor with over ten years’ experience in crafting and polishing medical and healthcare materials, business communications, and web publications. She works on a diverse range of writing and editing projects and genres, including medical-legal assessment reports, educational healthcare materials, nonfiction books, and online publications. Her clients include medical assessment firms, healthcare practitioners, business owners, nonfiction authors, and international online brands.