Writing Class for Health Professionals Coming in January

Writing for Publication:
for health professionals who want to publish scholarly manuscripts
January 14, 2011

Do you want to write for publication, but don’t know where to start or how to find the time? This program targets health professionals who want to publish scholarly manuscripts. Writing for publication is difficult for most faculty and practitioners. This course will provide guidance in how to select the appropriate journal for submission and how to write the perfect introductory sentence. The process of writing and publishing will be presented along with keys to productivity to assist you in writing for publication. Topics will include: the process of writing, shaping an article for publication, keys to productivity, the fine points of writing, and the process of publishing.

Elizabeth M. Tornquist, MA, from Editorial Consultants in Durham, NC will be teaching the class. She has taught scientific writing to nurses, physicians, and public health professionals for over 30 years. Prior to her retirement, she taught writing in the Public Health Leadership Program at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as an editorial consultant to faculty at the School of Nursing. Elizabeth Tornquist continues to work with the Office of Research Support and Consultation at the School of Nursing, teaching workshops on writing for publication and writing grant proposals. She also continues to provide editorial consultation and assistance on technical and scientific writing to nurses, physicians and health care professionals around the country, as well as such international organizations as the World Health Organization and the World Psychiatric Association.

This class is offered by the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing’s Center for Lifelong Learning and will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Cost: $159 ($119 if requesting JMJ Scholarship funds that are available for RNs only). You may register online athttp://nursing.cll.unc.edu, under Calendar of Events. If you have problems registering please call 919-966-3638.