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Health writer's handbook

Author: Barbara Gastel
Publisher: Ames : Iowa State University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : VHS tape : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Health Writer's Handbook offers expert practical guidance to current or prospective health writers who wish to communicate effectively about medical subjects and to build a satisfying career in an expanding field. Like the writing process, this book begins with choosing topics. Author Barbara Gastel suggests ways of gathering and evaluating information before she moves on to the mechanics of crafting a piece.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Gastel
ISBN: 0813821134 9780813821139
OCLC Number: 37705355
Description: xii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Finding Topics and Information. 1. Some Basics. 2. Books and Periodicals. 3. Government, Associations, and Other Institutions. 4. Researchers, Clinicians, Patients, and Others. 5. Online Resources --
pt. II. Preparing the Piece. 6. Evaluating Information. 7. Health-Writing Technique. 8. Genres of Health Writing. 9. Sensitivity and Style --
pt. III. Exploring Areas and Issues. 10. Covering Key Realms. 11. Presenting Risk. 12. Ethical Issues --
pt. IV. Pursuing a Career. 13. Career Options. 14. Professional Organizations. 15. Educational Opportunities.
Responsibility: Barbara Gastel.

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The Health Writer's Handbook offers expert practical guidance to current or prospective health writers who wish to communicate effectively about medical subjects and to build a satisfying career in an expanding field. Like the writing process, this book begins with choosing topics. Author Barbara Gastel suggests ways of gathering and evaluating information before she moves on to the mechanics of crafting a piece. She addresses questions about technique, genres, sensitivity, and style, as well as presenting information on risk and ethical issues.

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