Medical Writing Writing better The Webscout

Volume 26, Issue 1 - Writing better

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“11 tips to write better”, “10 fast ways to become a better writer”, and “5 unconventional ways to become a better writer”. These are examples of what a Google search for “write better” gives you. Some read quite reasonably, some are rather awkward. Anyway, several similar pieces of advice drew my attention. The essence was as simple as: Read as much as you can to become a better writer. This brought me to the point where I thought that a collection of blogs created by writers for writers and intended to improve writing or related skills might be of interest to you.



Writing Better
President’s Message
Advancing the Medical Writing profession: The Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers
AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers
EMWA’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Finding the action in your writing: Avoiding nominalisation
Removing the dead wood
Writing economically in medicine and science: Tips for tackling wordiness
How to shorten a text by up to 30% and improve clarity without losing information
Troublesome words
Can you recognise the four main ways that English sentences can be structured?
Three strategies to help you write clearly for a lay audience
Structuring paragraphs
A checklist to improve your writing
Results of the 2016 EMWA member survey
News from the EMA
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Teaching Medical Writing
In the Bookstores
Lingua Franca and Beyond
The Webscout
Good Writing Practice
Medical Communications
Profile: An Interview with Michael Markie - an open science and open data advocate
Out on Our Own

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