Medical Writing Authors Michael Lewis Schneir

Michael Lewis Schneir

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Good Writing Practice - Volume 26, Issue 1

Adverb placement is complicated by the variety and abundance of syntactic units that are modifiable by an adverb, ranging from words to phrases to sentences. The most likely such modified units are verbs (and verbals), adjectives (and adjectivals),…

Good Writing Practice - Volume 25, Issue 4

Personalism results from a story-line narration rather than a thematic-focused description. This story-line narration is focused on agents as sentence (or clause) subjects and their actions as verbs, rather than themes represented by noun subjects…

Good Writing Practice - Volume 25, Issue 3

Coordination non parallelism is the lack of structural symmetry between coordinated sentence constituents that are intended to be equivalent in importance. A classic example of such non parallelism is “I love fishing, swimming, and to run.” In this…

English Grammar and Style - Volume 24, Issue 4

In this issue •  We continue Michael Schneir's fascinating series on distractions in medical and scientific writing, this time concentrating on non-pronoun-induced backtracking with adverbs, verbs, and nouns. This sounds a little…

English Grammar and Style: Revising medical writing Reasons not rules: Backtracking, pronoun-induced Part 3 - Double syntactic unit revision and syntactic position revision - Volume 24, Issue 2

This is the last of this series of three articles on pronouns that cause distraction by making the reader backtrack. In the first part of this article, we examine a technique for eliminating backtracking by making two changes to the construction of…

English Grammar and Style Revising medical writing Reasons not rules: Backtracking, pronoun-induced Part 2 – Single syntactic unit revision - Volume 24, Issue 1

This is the second of a series of three articles on pronouns that cause distraction by making the reader backtrack. In this article, we examine a technique for eliminating backtracking by making a single change to the construction of the sentence.…

English Grammar and Style - Volume 23, Issue 4

Pronouns are useful referents (i.e. the thing doing the referring) to avoid repetition of words (usually nouns). Although personal pronouns (he, she, and I, in particular) are infrequent in medical writing, the neutral ‘it’ and the demonstrative…

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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

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