Medical Writing Plain Language and Readability Get real: Avoiding corporate gobbledygook

Volume 24, Issue 1 - Plain Language and Readability

Get real: Avoiding corporate gobbledygook


One spring morning, I was wandering ‘lonely as a cloud’ with a ‘host of golden daffodils’ before me. Then someone stopped me in my tracks:

What do you think of the changes in Big Pharma?

The illusion was shattered. There was an ominous silence. The clouds gathered. With a flash of lightning, the tension was unleashed, and thoughts came flooding in ready to be verbalised but hopefully never completely tamed.

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Plain language and readability
President's Message
Time to make it shorter: Plain English in our context
How CDC is promoting a clear communication culture
Making leaflets clearer for patients
Online plain English and readability resources
Get real: Avoiding corporate gobbledygook
Transferring regulation into practice: The challenges of the new layperson summary of clinical trial results
Profile: An interview with Art Gertel on the Budapest Working Group
News from the EMA
The Webscout
In the Bookstores
English Grammar and Style Revising medical writing Reasons not rules: Backtracking, pronoun-induced Part 2 – Single syntactic unit revision
Regulatory Writing Briefing documents: A case apart
Medical Communications
Lingua Franca and Beyond
Out on Our Own

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