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5 questions for a health professional about writing in English

What do health professionals say about writing in English when it’s not their first language?

Susanna is a massage therapist from Switzerland who writes a regular email newsletter to her clients. 

  1. How do you feel about writing in English?
    Speaking is ok because when I make mistakes, usually I think my clients don’t remember them. But writing feels so permanent and that makes it more difficult.
  2. What’s the hardest thing about writing in English?
    I get very frustrated because it takes me so long to write my newsletter. Also, I want it to be perfect and so I check it again and again.
  3. How do you overcome this?
    I try to do it section by section, so a little bit every day.
  4. What are your writing goals?
    I want to write faster in English.
  5. What’s your advice for others who need to write in English?
    Now that I’m working with a writing coach, it feels like I’m making progress. So get help from someone who not only checks your writing but can explain your mistakes.

See what other health professionals say about writing in English here, here, and here.

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© Christina Wielgolawski