Our advanced writing courses, taught in English or Japanese, help graduate students and early career professionals, as well as faculty that mentor them, how to improve proficiency in specific writing tasks.

The courses shown below are examples of our dozens of advanced courses, which are typically customized for institutions. If you would like to discuss purchasing a customized course for your group or institution, or if you are an experienced author and would like to purchase a course as an individual, please contact us.

Examples of our institutional courses

Turning a Thesis into a Journal Paper

Understanding the differences between theses and articles; tips for converting structure and style; paraphrasing and summarizing

Ensuring Anonymity: De-identification in Research Papers and Reports

Practical ways to ensure de-identification of research subjects and of authors (for double-blind review)

Inviting Visiting Researchers

Writing letters to invite visiting researchers to your institution; appropriate structure, style, and common phrases

Adapting Your Research Papers into a Book Chapter

Stylistic differences from research papers; copyright considerations; using RightsLink

Mentoring Young Authors: Considerations for Faculty

Considerations for faculty to promote writing independence; helpful resources

Writing Road: The road to writing success

  • Study any time you wish, and login using any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile).
  • Study individual units in each course in any order you prefer.
  • Return to any parts of the course as many times as you want during the course period for further practice or to download resource sheets, Word templates, and checklists for future reference.

  • Learn practical writing tips, explained in either Japanese or English with medical English examples.
  • Then, if you wish, try the interactive quizzes to test your understanding of the writing strategies, tips, and cautions you have learned.
  • Also, get personalized feedback on your own writing by completing some short optional writing exercises available in some courses. A specialist medical editor will help you understand what you did well and what you can focus on improving next in your writing.

  • Study hundreds of writing strategies, tips, and cautionary notes across 7 major topics. This gives you plenty of opportunities to understand specific writing skills and help you develop your personal writing style.
  • Studying all 7 topics as an entire program will give you all of the basic information needed for proficiency in writing about research and clinical practice in English.  However, if you want to focus your attention on improving your writing skills in one specific area, studying that individual topic may be a good route to take.

  • Get certificates for passing certain knowledge tests along the way.
  • The certificates can help to showcase your knowledge of medical communications to current and prospective employers.

  • Access support through our secure online Q&A system.
  • Our specialist medical editors are available to answer any questions you have about writing, publication ethics, or the submission, peer review, and publication process. We translate, edit, write, and consult on thousands of medical communications a year for authors, publishers, institutions, and companies around the world, so we’re happy to help with any questions you might have about writing as you complete your study with us.