Graphic image mashup of a video screen and chalkboardI thought I’d pass along a couple of training opportunities I recently heard about. One is totally free; the others require membership in AHCJ.

SciWrite: Writing in the Sciences

This free online course offered by Stanford University requires you to create a login — and that’s it! Once you register, you have access to this thorough introductory course on how to write non-academic works. I glanced over the course slides, and the program looks very good. You can’t beat free, that’s for sure!

H/T to Jennifer E. Abayowa, who posted this in the AMWA LinkedIn group

AHCJ Webcasts

I know I talk about the Association of Health Care Journalists a lot, but it’s because you get so many perks for your membership dollar. The organization offers many free, archived webcasts to members, including:

  • Beyond the Basics of Pitching: Become that dream writer
  • Finding Fresh Stories in Newly Released Medicare Data (valuable even if you don’t write on this topic because the principles explained in the webinar — how to mine data for story material — can be applied to any health writing niche)
  • Secrets of Pitching: Tips, tricks and insight into editors’ minds

AHCJ membership costs a paltry $60 per year. It’s an incredible bargain. Just sign up already.

If you hear of any other training opportunities for nurse writers, please send them my way!

Wishing you well,