By Tim Albert

ISBN-10: 0727914871

ISBN-13: 9780727914873

The aim of this ebook is to aid medical professionals and different future health execs with their writing difficulties. It includes a number of hundred issues, from the method of writing to authorship, and from using semi-colons to the legislation of past due literals. those are prepared alphabetically, with huge move referencing and, the place acceptable, lists of books that the writer has learn and recommends. The booklet will supply concise, sensible information regarding tips on how to take on any type of writing required of well-being care execs.

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Effective writing does not set out to be obscure and misunderstood (see political writing), nor is it written to satisfy some urge within the writer (see great writers). It is not an art form but a tool, and the way to measure it is to set out in advance what you want to do. This then becomes the standard you can measure it against. For instance, you can consider an article a ‘good’ one when it is accepted for publication in your target journal (waiting for praise is likely to disappoint). Consider a report successful when your 44 EFFECTIVE WRITING preferred recommendations get accepted.

The poor author is then left, manuscript and confidence in tatters, with a pile of alternative suggestions, many of them conflicting. You will be pleased to know that there are some techniques that can ease the pain. • Arrange a meeting at the beginning of the writing process. Agree who the co-authors will be, what they will do, and in which order they will appear on the manuscript (see authorship). Lay down deadlines, agree on the target journal and, more important still, get everyone to agree what the message will be (see brief setting).

They have legal constraints (though it is part of their role to push against these). They have responsibilities to readers to publish material that is accurate and true, as far as is reasonably possible. Finally, they have a responsibility towards the owners (or owner) who fund the publication, and have a right to expect that it does not actively oppose their interests. The solution is two-fold. An editor must have the right to edit, in other words have the last word on what is or is not published.

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