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AMWA Annual Conference 2014

Start thinking about your plans for attending the 74nd National Conference, Memphis, TN
October 8–11, 2014. More...

Read our newsletter with summaries of the wonderful presentations in 2013, and articles written by our own expert AMWA-Northern Cal members here.



Style manuals for medical writers

  • American Medical Association Manual of Style.
  • Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, published by the Council of Science Editors (formerly Council of Biological Editors).
  • APA Publication Manual, published by the American Psychological Association.

How-to books for medical writers

  • How to Write, Publish, & Present in the Health Sciences, by TA Lang
  • The Elements of Graphing Data, by WS Cleveland
  • How to Write & Publish a Scientific Paper, by RA Day
  • Writing and Publishing in Medicine, by EJ Huth
  • Guidebook to Better Medical Writing, by RL Iles
  • How to Report Statistics in Medicine, by TA Lang, M Secic
  • Essays for Biomedical Communicators: Selected AMWA Workshops Vols 1 and 2; Minick P and, for volume 2, Witte FM, Taylor ND eds.
  • Medical English Usage and Abusage, by E Schwager
  • Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers, by M Zeiger

General style manuals

  • The Chicago Manual of Style, The University of Chicago Press, 15th Edition
  • Scientific Style and Format,  Council of Science Editors, 7th Edition