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Volume 24, Issue 4 - Writing for Lay Audiences

English Grammar and Style

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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 fearsome, but the concepts are straightforward and, as ever, Michael gives us elegant solutions.

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Sirisha Bulusu provides sound advice on the preparation of congress abstracts. This will be followed up by a second part in our next issue.

References

  1. Leventhal P, Reeves A. Help, I can't shorten my abstract! Oh yes you can (Part 1 of 2). Medical Writing 2012;21(3):239–242.
  2. Leventhal P, Reeves A. Help, I can't shorten my abstract! Oh yes you can (Part 2 of 2). Medical Writing 2012;21(4):314–316.

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Writing for lay audiences
President's Message
Writing for lay audiences: A challenge for scientists
Patient education accessibility
Legislation and the lay audience: Challenges of communicating benefit and risk in the light of new regulations
Medical writing for two audiences – The RMP public summary
Layperson summaries of clinical trial results: Useful resources in the vacuum of regulatory guidance
Package leaflets for medication in the EU: The possibility of integrating patients’ perspectives in a regulated genre?
What do writers need to know about user testing?
Medical journalism: Another way to write about science
Elements of storytelling in medical journalism
A stroll through the medical blogosphere
Writing narrative style literature reviews
News from the EMA
Profile: An interview with Laura Carolina Collada Ali: On the peculiarities of working for independent research organisations
The Webscout
In the Bookstores
Regulatory Writing
Lingua Franca and Beyond
Gained in Translation
English Grammar and Style
Out On Our Own

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