FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 01, 2011

Effective scientific writing is ACS Webinars™ topic for scientists and chemical professionals

WASHINGTON, February 1, 2011 — Effective scientific writing is the topic of the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™ for scientists and chemical professionals.

Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3, from 2 – 3 p.m. EST, the free Webinar features Kristin Sainani, Ph.D., of Stanford University, who will discuss how to improve technical writing skills, particularly for manuscripts and grants.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize common writing mistakes
  • Write more concisely and clearly
  • Avoid "academic" writing habits

Sainani is a freelance health and science writer. She writes a health column for Allure magazine and a statistics column for the journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Sainani is also an assistant professor at Stanford University, where she teaches statistics and manuscript writing.

ACS Webinars™ feature experts and global thought leaders in the chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. Scientists and others can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

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