This essential guide includes dozens of links to my top blogs and resources for becoming a successful health writer and writing high-quality, engaging health content.
This health blogging guide contains my top resources for aspiring bloggers. The guide is perfect for you if you want to start a health blog or write health blogs as a freelance writer for clients and employers.
Evidence-based writing is about making sure your writing incorporates best practices and recommendations as determined by communication-related research.
As health and medical writers, we research and translate scientific information into succinct, impactful, easy-to-read communication for our readers. An essential element in achieving this is a flawless editing system. Editing can be a time-consuming part of the writing process. Luckily, there’s a wealth of information available to help us improve our editing skills. Here […]
These days, you can find podcasts on just about any topic – and, thankfully, there are plenty of interesting and helpful podcasts for health and medical writers. Here are our top picks to get you started.
We already know that adults around the world are prolific internet users. But what about teens and young people – do they have the same internet behaviours as adults?
If you write online health content for the general public, should you consider upskilling in a bit of humour writing?
We know that people turn to user-generated content on social media to research their health concerns, but how influential is this health information?
And, more importantly, how does this type of influence impact the health content we create?
While there are many evidence-based writing techniques we can use to engage readers to try and get their full, undivided attention, controlling how our readers react to bad news is just as important as engagement. So, if you’re working on a project that requires you to deliver bad news, what’s the most appropriate communication strategy?
Daniel Sokol, lawyer and medical ethicist, has just been shortlisted for the ‘Best Columnist of the Year (Consumer Media)’ award at the PPA Awards 2018 (“the Oscars of the UK publishing industry”). In 2015, Daniel won ‘Best Column’ at the UK Medical Journalists’ Association Awards. In this article, he gives aspiring medical columnist some tips for success.
Had The Lancet not published their now retracted article, “Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children” by Andrew Wakefield et al. in 1998, perhaps we wouldn’t be facing one of the most significant public health challenges of our time.
Fear-mongering and scare tactics are used in public health campaigns to drive behavioural changes. We see fear in headlines for online articles, food label warnings, pamphlets and brochures. But how effective are these fear-based messages?
Producing clear, accurate and engaging health content for a lay or consumer audience can seem extremely daunting. My clear health writing checklist helps you break down the art and science of clear health writing.
There’s no denying that assessing your writing is a daunting, confusing task. Luckily, there are quite a few ways to evaluate your skills so you can develop your writing abilities with confidence.
A US research team aimed to determine the natural language indicators of uncertainty – and then understand how these indicators predict decisional conflict.