Evidence-based writing is about making sure your writing incorporates best practices and recommendations as determined by communication-related research.
Online editing courses and resources around the world
Editing can be a time-consuming part of the writing process. Luckily, there’s a wealth of information available to help you improve your editing skills. Here are the top online editing courses and resources for you to add to your writing toolkits.
Podcasts for health writers: Our top picks
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.
How to write a medical ethics column
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.
Vaccine hesitancy – how to communicate about vaccination
Had The Lancet not published their now retracted article, “Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children” by Andrew Wakefield et al.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.
Clear Health Writing Checklist
A free checklist to help you break down the art and science of clear health writing.
20 ways to assess your writing and identify quick fixes
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.
How long does it take to write a 500-word article?
This is a question that comes up often in my course groups. And, it’s reasonable and natural to worry about time. Time is money. The less time you spend writing, the more money you make. The more time you spend researching, writing, reviewing and refining, the more your hourly rate drops.
Help people quit smoking with short and sweet messages
A study recently published in the Journal of Health Communication has looked at warning labels on cigarette packages in the Netherlands.
3 easy writing exercises to do today
You can read hundreds of blog posts full of tips on how to improve your writing, but these easy writing exercises will get you real results.
Wising up: writing clearly without dumbing down
Wising up is about helping your readers to understand why they should care.
16 ways to add more detail to your writing
Adding more detail is a small yet significant tweak that helps to improve the quality of your writing.
7 ways health writers can inspire behaviour change
If we want our readers to not only understand our content but also act on it, then we need to know more about how behaviour change works.
The voice recorder apps you need in your writing toolkit
Here’s how to find the most useful apps for recording audio or video interviews.
How to debunk health myths (with evidence-based tips)
Evidence-based advice to help you debunk health myths, correct misinformation and inspire behaviour change in your readers.