5 questions for a health professional about writing in English
Tomás is a speech therapist from Spain and wants to write articles for professional journals.
- How do you feel about writing in English?
It’s fun but hard. I take a long time to write something because I want the reader to understand exactly what I want to say.
- What’s the hardest thing about writing in English?
Anglo writing is very concise and that’s a big challenge. I write and then I have to cut and rewrite to make it easier to read.
- How do you overcome this?
For me active copying is very useful. I work on articles published in the journal to notice the expressions and grammar. This helps me to see what I need to aim for with my writing.
- What are your writing goals?
I want to get my first article accepted for publication this year.
- What’s your advice for others who need to write in English?
Read a lot and work with a writing coach. My coach helps me with my mistakes, suggests how to say things more clearly and also encourages me to keep going.
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