What Editors Want: Tips for Good Scholarly Writing - May 19

Recorded On: 05/19/2023

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This session will highlight best practices for writing clearly and concisely to increase the chances that your education scholarship will be accepted for publication. The speaker will share strategies at the word, sentence, and paragraph levels to improve the quality of your writing. Examples of clear and unclear writing will be explored through a series of interactive exercises. This session will end with a discussion of approaches for editing your work and freely available writing resources.

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Implement strategies for writing clearly and concisely at the word, sentence, and paragraph levels
  • Use presented approaches for editing their work
  • Find key resources for advancing their scholarship

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Toni Gallo, MA
Manager, Medical Education Home, AAMC

Toni Gallo leads the newly developed Medical Education Home at the AAMC, which aims to improve how those across medical education engage with resources, scholarship, learning opportunities, and each other to advance the field. As a staff editor at Academic Medicine, she has nearly 15 years of experience reviewing and editing scholarly and other writing and has led reviewing and writing workshops at medical schools and national and international meetings. Toni founded Academic Medicine’s blog AM Rounds and produces and hosts the Academic Medicine Podcast. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Johns Hopkins University.

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