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Association of British Science Writers
You have reached the electronic home of the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW). This is where you can find out more about us, how to join the association, and what we offer members.

The Association of Health Care Jounralists (AHCJ) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing.

The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) was founded in 1940 to help medical authors. AMWA's mission is to promote excellence in writing, editing, and producing printed and electronic biomedical communications.

The Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is a national association of over 400 journalists, editors, scientists, engineers, educators, and communicators committed to the communication of science and technology.

Bates College
This site is called How to Write a Paper in Scientific Journal Style and Format and is produced by Bates College in Maine, USA.

This is the site of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW). Their aim is to increase the public understanding of science. CASW is a group of distinguished journalists and scientists committed to improving the quality of science news reaching the general public.

The Council of Science Editors works with communication and science. They also publish booklets on issues of interest to science editors and the scientific community in general.

The Canadian Science Writers' Association (CSWA) is a national alliance of professional science communicators in all media. Their mission is to cultivate excellence in science writing and science journalism and to increase public awareness of science in Canadian culture.

EUSJA, the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations, helps science writers throughout Europe to keep in touch with one another. There are also pointers to information about the business of science writing.

This site gives some advice on how to produce scientific writing that is clear, accurate and has a good style.

Georgetown University
This site contains general guidelines for scientific writing.

Humboldt State University
This article is called A practical introduction to writing scientific papers and is written by Michael A. Camann, Ph.D. at the Humboldt State University, California, USA.

This is a website of the National Association of Science Writers. It is called Communicating Science News. A guide for Public Information Officers, Scientists and Physicians

Take the fat out of your writing
Is your writing wobbly? Next time you take finger to word processor, think clarity, relevance, sincerity, concision and transparency. (From Harvard Business School Working Knowledge.)

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