Anecdotes and quotes related (more or less) to scientific writing
Pigeons are like editors, they both do the icky to your most cherished work, but at least pigeons don't say, Now it really sings.
Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope
I love deadlines, I like the sound they make as they fly by
Douglas Adams, English writer, humorist & dramatist (1952–2001).Illustration: Gemma Hobbs, Downham Market, UK.
Answers to Medical Writing Jumble #10:PRINT, TRAIN, SAFETY,…
A call to abandon the useless anachronism of the ‘define at first use’ rule for abbreviations
CTD – Common Technical Document (dossier submitted for marketing authorization)
eCTD – Electronic Common Technical Document
QC – Quality…
Decoding the Japanese
Code 1: Yes means yes, and no does not exist
At a recent dinner, my husband and I were chatting with a university professor, a Japanese fellow who has lived and worked in Europe and the US. We talked about cross-cultural…
The medical profession has a well-deserved reputation for atrocious handwriting, which has undoubtedly led to many mishaps in patient care. Sometimes, however, problems in interpreting doctor's writing, as those of us who have worked on publications…
Welcome to The Light Stuff
One of the unwritten laws of EMWA is ‘Never talk to the editor of the journal if you don't want to end up working on it in your spare time’. I can joke about this because as I was the editor of the EMWA journal from 1998…