5 questions for a health professional about writing in English
Kazuo from Japan practises traditional Kampo medicine and has been invited to write some articles about his approach to healing.
- How do you feel about writing in English?
My writing is not good. I have not written properly in English for a long time.
- What’s the hardest thing about writing in English?
I have to explain my ideas clearly so people will understand.
- How do you overcome this?
First I write the idea like when I talk to a patient. Then I change it into better language for reading. But it takes a long time.
- What are your writing goals?
After writing these articles, maybe I could start a blog in English.
- What’s your advice for others who need to write in English?
I found someone to help me with writing in English. My English coach and I work on my articles together. She tells me why I can’t say it like that and we improve it. When something is not clear, I explain it to her and she writes it for me. This is a good way for me to learn. After 4 weeks it’s now easier to write in English.
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