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Sorry to bother you.
I have just finished my 1st tv drama script(big, exciting deal in my little world), and I need some technical advice for the medical dialogue and procedures in two fairly short scenes.
(I have just put gibberish in the 1st draft, and need help turning it into real medical terminology.)

I know shows like House, etc. have professional technical advisers on set and stuff, but is there anywhere you can recommend that a budding script writer like me can go to get some professional technical advice?  

I could not seem to find an appropriate category in the medical section on this site.  

(Again, I’m  sorry to bother you with this, I have tried looking for some kind of a medical/media relations online but have been unsuccessful as I am not terrific with the internet. Plus I don’t have internet at home, which greatly restricts my researching capabilities. Much to my frustration!)  

I hope this is in your area of expertise.

Thank you for all and any help.

Hi Jane,
First of all, the nature of the medical procedures will govern what type of specialist you will need. Narrow it down to the specialist.

I think internet is important in this regard. What about internet cafes? Or Wi fi zones.

In the U.S. or Canada we have free websites called Kijiji and Craig's List, where I would recommend you post a request.

Not sure what such websites there are in your area.

An option would be to search the web in general putting up questions you need answered. I've been very successful doing that when I get stuck writing the historical novel (1811) I'm working on. I think your predicament would be easier to solve.\

If that fails, go to a hospital or walk in clinic and ask them if you can post a request on their billboard.

Hope this helps.

All the best of success with your manuscript.


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