ARTICLES, BOOKS, AND NEWSLETTERS WRITTEN, EDITED, OR PRODUCED BY MARY NISHIKAWA
ENGLISH CONTENT EDITING OF BOOK TRANSLATION
Be Efficient in Sales: Use Mobile Devices and Amass Sales Expertise
By Kiyoshi Sekine, CEO, Interactive Solutions Ltd.
August 31, 2018 Published on Amazon.co.jp
This was my first chance to rework an English translation of a published Japanese business book catering to medical representatives in the pharmaceutical industry. I began to appreciate just how different Japanese and English writings are and it helped me understand how to teach English writing, especially paragraph and chapter writing to Japanese professionals and university students.
In Japanese technical writing, it is not common to write topic sentences for each paragraph and to have transitions linking one paragraph to another. My job as editor was to read the content in chapters, create a framework for the content, write paragraph lead-ins and complete English paragraphs, and link the paragraphs in each chapter so that the information flowed logically. Finally, it was my job to make sure the end of one chapter flowed well into the next.
REPORTING AT THE IASLC 18TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON LUNG CANCER: DAILY NEWS
October 16 to 18, 2017
Challenges in Immunotherapy Research in China, Monday issue, pages 1, 4. Report of a session highlighting recent advances of young researchers in China, especially proposals on ways to start trials on inhibitors of PD-L1 and PD-1. The popularity of the session prompted us to move to a larger room to accommodate everyone.
Opening Ceremony Features Japanese Royalty and Dignitaries, Tuesday issue, pages 7, 11. The Crown Prince of Japan welcomed delegates from all over the world.
Grand Rounds Session Focuses on Treatment for EGFR-Mutant NSCLC, Tuesday issue, pages 10, 11. The grand rounds presented options for first-line treatment and strategies for acquired resistance to targeted therapy.
Giving Ceritinib with Meals Can Mitigate GI Side Effects, Wednesday issue, page 4. Dr. Cho reported, "This finding found a solution to reduce these adverse events without compromising efficacy."
REPORTING FOR THE MEDICAL TRIBUNE: FULL FEATURE, TWO-PAGE TABLOID ARTICLE AND OVER FORTY OTHERS
November 30, 2010 to November, 2013
Medical Tribune Special Edition
How 9/11 changed emergency preparedness and response in New York: Interview with Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD
Herbert W. Adams Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, NUY Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center
This article was written in English, translated and published in Japanese. To view the original article online go to the Medical Tribune. Then you can view the article after registering there. Here's the link to the article in Japanese.
Editor's note: Dr. Lewis R. Goldfrank was interviewed on September 28, 2010. References and other details were added in support of Dr. Goldfrank’s account of what took place in NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center on September 11, 2001 and his description of what is being done locally and throughout the USA to prepare and respond to emergencies and disasters now.
Medical Response to 9/11
On September 11, 2001 at 8:46, American Airlines Flight 11 struck the upper North Tower of the World Trade Center. In New York, it was the peak of rush hour, and many were just arriving to their offices. Dr. Goldfrank began to describe the standard and not-so-standard procedures at his hospital on that dreadful day: official channels (calls directly coming from telephone operators of Fire Department of New York (FDNY), New York City Police Department (NYPD) or Office of Emergency Management (OEM) of communications were lost; however, contact from other sources was rapid. Thousands were expected to be brought in to emergency departments across the city. Routine tasks were immediately eliminated, and people with non-urgent conditions were moved to other areas of the hospital. Ambulatory (outpatient) services were shutting down. Emergency services were discharging patients rapidly. Teams then began moving... Continue reading...
Writing and Content Production of Newsletter for Distribution to Medical Representatives Throughout Asia
OAB in Asia Today: A Matter of Urgency
September 26, 2008
Published in January, 2009
As project manager at the Medical Tribune, I had the enjoyable experience of juggling various tasks: faculty liasion, program development, powerpoint productions, logistics, meeting facilitation, writing, and working with designers to create this work. Particularly, it was a great pleasure to work with professors from multiple Asian countries: Korea, Taiwan and Japan and understand the cultural differences that arise in treating patients.