Linguistic Teaser

Medical Linguistics Consulting Resources

Tracking language changes that affect medical English usage

Many wonderful publications are available to assist medical writers and editors in doing their work competently and increasing their knowledge. You probably have your favorites. However, here are several you may wish to add, if they aren’t in your library already:

AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors, 10th ed. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Council of Science Editors, Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 8th ed.

Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 32nd ed. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Elsevier Saunders, 2012.

Editing Canadian English, 3rd ed. Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia Press, 2015.

Helms, Joel R. Mathematics for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Professionals. Clifton Park, New York: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2009.

Linares, Oscar, David T. Daly, and Gertrude A. Daly. Plain English for Doctors and Other Medical Scientists. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2010.

WHO Style Guide. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2004. WHO/IMD/PUB/04.1 (Available online as pdf)


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